In 1962 the women of the AFLC banded together to help further the work of the church. The society they formed became the Women’s Missionary Federation, working at home and abroad to further love in the kingdom of God, to unite the women of the AFLC in missions and Christian education, and to organize missionary activities in the local congregations.
The national and district organization of the women of the AFLC is called the Women’s Missionary Federation (WMF), however congregational women are free to use that name or a specialized name for their local women’s group.
The Lord Jesus Christ, our Shepherd and Teacher, used various persons to be His witnesses. Women were also called to serve, as indicated in Mark 15 :40, 41. We dedicate ourselves to the great commission of the Lord Jesus Christ when He said, “Go in to all the world, and preach the gospel to all creation” ( Mark 16 :15).
The purpose of the WMF is to awaken and deepen interest in and love for the kingdom of God, at home and abroad, thus sharing in the great missionary enterprise of the Christian Church.
More information visit the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations website: Women’s Missionary Federation
2017 STILLWATER OFFICERS
President: Bonnie Upton
Vice President/WMF Reporter: Carol Starbuck
Secretary: Elaine Lessor
Treasurer: Linda McGrew
Cradle Roll: Julie Hanson
We come to fellowship, learn from God’s Word, sing, plan, volunteer, share ideas, testify of God’s Love, uphold one another in prayer and have lunch together.
An offering is received each month for our National WMF’s Mission of the month and our own WMF plus one for Rachel Chesley of the Wycliffe Bible Translators. Officers are elected. Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month (the hostess of each month decides if we meet at 10am or 7pm.)
We have a business meeting, Bible Study and lunch. Each person brings a sandwich and the hostess provides the beverage and salad. Projects of our church and WMF Missions are carried out through the efforts of this group.
All ladies are encouraged to come!