Greetings, friends of GWP!
It’s never to early to plan how to honor the important women in our lives. GWP will send a hand-written note to the women you choose to honor with a donation. To have them receive a card in time for Mother’s Day this year, please send a donation by May 5 to:
GWP c/o Nan Erbaugh
47 S Main St
West Alexandria OH 45381
(This address is for Mother’s Day donations only. Please use Elgin address for general donations.) And remember that there is no limit to the number of women you can honor. Please include the name and address for each woman you want a card sent to. Click here to learn more and here print a bulletin insert for your church to spread the word about the Mother’s Day Project.
THANK YOU for your support of our projects! We have just sent our grants for the year, so it’s time to start raising money for next year’s grants! Click here to see descriptions of the projects we support.
Easter is just around the corner (April 20), which means that the Lenten Devotional Calendar is coming to a close. We are so grateful for all those who have been following along, either by email, or by reading the paper calendar daily. Have you been tallying your money? We encourage you to send your donations in at the close of Lent. Please send them to:
Global Women’s Project
c/o Church of the Brethren
1451 Dundee Ave
Elgin IL 60120
Our March GWP Steering Committee meeting was productive and included a conversation about how our productivity has changed over the years with the change of technology available to us. We value our increased productivity and ability to raise money for our projects with increased visibility, and we try to balance it with the reality that we are a volunteer committee with full lives of our own. Holding that balance is a practice we’re committed to, even though it is not always easy.
We said good-bye to Anna Lisa Gross and gave thanks for her 7 1/2 years of dedicated service on the GWP steering committee. We wish you well, Anna Lisa!
Many thanks to the Warrensburg Church of the Brethren for welcoming us in your worship March 16. It was good to share time with folks in Missouri. We appreciated your gracious hosting.
Thanks for reading this update, and thank you for the many ways you support us. Keep it up!
Happy Spring to you all!
Global Women’s Project Steering Committee Member