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2018 Ingathering

June 2, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Congregations are invited to bring quilts and kits to the Biennial Convention of the Synodical Women of the ELCA, being held at Messiah Lutheran Church, 46 W. Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown, PA 19335 on Saturday, June 2; the truck will be loaded that morning from 8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.  Everyone making a donation that morning is invited to stay for opening worship, as the donations are blessed and sent out in to the world.

In order to make this Ingathering a success, please consider:

  • Instructions for LWR quilts and kits can be found here: https://lwr.org. Go to the ‘Get Involved’ page and read about making quilts, building kits, and tracking your donations.
  • If your congregation hasn’t participated in the past, consider putting together a few kits or make a financial gift to cover the cost of transportation.
  • A contribution of $50 per congregation donating quilts and kits is suggested to cover the shared cost of trucking the donations to the LWR warehouse in Maryland. It is helpful to have these funds in advance.

Checks should be written to Women of the ELCA, in note section list: Ingathering 2018 and mailed to:

Elaine Keller, Treasurer

WELCA Synodical Board

213 Pottstown Ave

Pennsburg, PA 18073

  •  Volunteers will be needed to collect, count and organize donations, and to pack the truck. If you are interested in volunteering, or have any questions or concerns about the Ingathering or attending the Convention, please contact:

Joy Grace

Synodical Board President


Carefully review the shipping and tracking information because the instructions from Lutheran World Relief change from time to time. Decide how God is calling your congregation to share the light of Christ for the sake of the world.  Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 2, 2018 when we will combine our synod-wide donations for Lutheran World Relief.


June 2, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Joy Grace


Messiah Lutheran Church, Downingtown
46 West Lancaster Avenue
Downingtown, PA 19335 United States
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