With the current COVID-19 environment, the Council has decided to cancel the 2020 Luncheon. We cannot in good conscience ask our guests to put themselves into a potentially unsafe situation. With the uncertainty over easing restrictions for large gatherings, we felt it advisable to wait until March of 2021, praying that the medical community has the tools in place by that time to ensure safety in such a large gathering.
The Eventbrite Coordinator, Candie Sionkowski, will be reaching out to each of the persons who made reservations for their congregation or organization. That person will be asked to forward to each person within their group who reserved for the luncheon two options: contribute the reservation cost as a donation or ask for a refund. Candie will be asking for a response from the group contact within a two-week window.
This annual luncheon is the fundraiser to enable the Council to provide monetary support for two Detroit Food Banks and the Scholarship Program for seminarians from member congregations of the Council as well as two female students at Concordia University Ann Arbor who are preparing for careers in church service. Eventbrite has informed us that the full amount of each reservation will be available for donation or refund. They will forgo the percentage of each reservation for their services. There are some expenses for the luncheon that cannot be returned, however, and will be absorbed by the Council. We therefore ask each person who made a reservation to give their options prayerful consideration.
More details will follow soon. We’ll look forward to celebrating the 2020 Women of the Year at the Council Luncheon in 2021!
Council of Lutheran Women’s Spring 2020 E-Newsletter Note: This issue include information about the 2020 luncheon which has been cancelled.
The Council of Lutheran Women’s 2020 Spring Meeting has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus. The agenda items for that meeting will be discussed at the Fall meeting scheduled for Monday, September 28, 2020 at Fair Lutheran Church, Troy.
The Council of Lutheran Women’s Fall Meeting will be held on Monday, September 28, 2020 at Faith Lutheran Church located at 37635 Dequindre, Troy, MI. The theme will be Mission Focus. Find out the kinds of missions that are happening in the Detroit area and where you fit into the picture. The event will run from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and will include a buffet lunch. Each ministry will host an exhibit table and give a 10 minute presentation at the meeting. Following the luncheon we will conduct the Spring meeting agenda and elect officers.