Short and Sweet Headlines are Best!
ABOUT THE WMF
LOCAL MEETINGS - WMF'S may be held once a month or as often as the group wishes. Many creative ideas and suggestions for variety in the meetings are included in the annual resource packets sent in the fall of the year to each local president. The WMF Bible Study may be studied at this meeting or at another time, dividing into smaller groups. The women may decide to support Christian ministries in their area, and/or do quilting, make layettes, and send letters of encouragement to international missionaries.
DISTRICT MEETINGS - Like-minded Christian women meet together to be encouraged in their walk with Christ by attend the Spring and Fall Rallies in your state.
NATIONAL WMF DAY - is celebrated once a year the day before the AFLC Annual Conference. Very little business is transacted during this time, instead we praise the Lord through worship and song, listen to encouraging speakers and Bible study leaders, and break out into special interest groups for further edification. Register for 2019 WMF Day.
INTERNATIONALLY - The WMF encourages AFLC missionaries and ministries by sending notes, praying and financially supporting them. See our missionaries.
The AFLC projects of the WMF that we give prayerful assistance and financial support to are:
The WMF offerings help support the AFLC World Mission work in the various countries that we have missionaries serving (see the list above). We also have the STA Fund (Short Term Assistant) to help those approved by the World Missions Board to help serve our missionaries on the field and the Missions Scholarship that is available for seminarians who are approved as missionary candidates for World Missions, Short Term Assistants and Missionary and Seminary wives who desire to continue their spiritual education.
Promotes the teaching of Christian truths for children through adults, through the Cradle Roll Packets to be presented to new parents to encourage them with Christian literature and information now that they have a new life in their home and their family has increased. These packets can be used to reach those outside your church as well. We also assist the Parish Education Board in the printing of materials, and contributions to the training of students at the Association Free Lutheran Bible School (AFLBS), and the Association Free Lutheran Theological Seminary (AFLTS).
The WMF offerings to this project go towards supporting our Home Missions work in Alaska, and other HM work; and for setting up and establishing new congregations in the USA.
This fund covers many projects including materials printed and mailed from the WMF (Helping Hand, Heartline (for those who don’t have internet service), Bible Studies, Fall Resource Packets, and other necessary mailings.) It also helps cover the Annual WMF Day expenses, office equipment, supplies and board teleconference meetings or travel, the salary for the Executive Secretary and the Women’s Outreach Coordinator as well as stipends for the National President and Treasurer. When contributions exceed costs, the additional funds may be given to other ministries that have not reached their projected goals.
National WMF Officers
President - Lavonne West
1st VP - Esther Hylden
2nd VP - Tami Demo
Communication Sec - Deanna Larson
Recording Sec - JoyAnn Dahl
Treasurer - Deb Benson