The Charity Quilters meet on the first 3 Tuesdays of the month in Luther Hall for the purpose of making quilts for charity. In one year’s time, nearly 600 quilts will be made entirely from donated materials. The bulk of these quilts will be sent to Lutheran World Relief with a smaller percentage distributed locally. This group also makes a quilt for each of our graduating seniors! Come on along and have a stitching-good time! Contact the church office for more information.
The Friendly Stitchers meet Tuesday mornings at 10am in the Fireside Room. This group meets to hand-quilt patchwork or applique quilts, as there are many quilt owners who have neither the time nor the patience to hand-quilt their family heirlooms. The Friendly Stitchers do all the fancy stitching needed to finish these quilts. Monies received from this service help support Gloria Dei’s many ministries. Bring your needle and thimble, enjoy the fellowship and learn something new.
The Jubilee Club is a fellowship organization for the “over 50” members of the congregation. They meet on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 12:30pm in Luther Hall. Many entertainment forums are offered as well as informational presentations of interest to the group. The programs follow a luncheon that is usually potluck. In addition, a variety of field trips are offered throughout the year.
Our church library, located in the Fireside Room, has many books – inspiration, devotional, Biblical resources, various editions of the Bible, classical fiction, Christian fiction and novels, books for children, seasonal books for the church year, among many others. Books may be kept for one month. Just fill out a card in the library and leave it in the box. Feel free to come in and browse.
The Stephen Ministers of Gloria Dei are lay members of the congregation who are trained to help individuals deal with life’s stresses such as depression, grief, loneliness, the loss of a job, etc. These caring individuals meet one on one with individuals to listen and help people sort through their problems. Confidentiality is maintained. For more information or a referral, contact one of our pastors.
The Rebecca Women’s Fellowship meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month for Bible study, prayer and fellowship. Join the ladies of Gloria Dei as they examine and discuss God’s Word in a welcoming environment. Contact the church office for more information.
The Gloria Dei Hope Ship meets four times a year for lunch at a local restaurant. This is a good way to get to know eachother and the group invites all to come for a meal and fellowship.
If you enjoy reading and discussing from a faith perspective a mixture of literature, both old and new, come join us. The Faithful Readers meet once a month, September through May here in the Conference Room. Contact the church office for more information.
Each month, small groups of 7-8 individuals gather together to share a meal and get to know eachother better. Group members take turns hosting a meal in their homes or another location. Dinner Groups are open to everyone whether you are married or single, young or old, a gourmet cook or a take-out wiz! New groups are formed each year. Look for announcements in the bulletin or Intercom or contact the church office.