Lindale Mennonite Women

Lindale Mennonite Women (LMW) meets the first Thursday of every month in the Fellowship Hall. The manager and assistant manager plan projects for the day. These include quilting, knotting comforters, cutting patches for comforters and School & Health Kits, and sewing these projects together, etc. We also make baby comforters for a couple’s first baby.

At noon we have a carry-in meal. One month ladies names ending in A-N bring a dish to pass and the next month ladies names ending in M-Z bring a dish to pass. After the meal the president leads the group in a devotional followed by a business meeting. The secretary and treasurer also give reports. An offering is taken at every meeting.

Other activities we are involved in include purchasing gifts for residents at Western State and baking cookies for various institutions at Christmas time. We also provide money to assist families in the Linville Edom area and donate money to MCC to purchase blankets for people in needy countries. We donate items to the annual Relief Sale such as quilts, wall hangings, etc. the congregation gets involved in filling Health & School kits for MCC, plus collect labels to earn money for Linville Edom School and Eastern Mennonite School.

LMW also participates in the Annual Mission’s Day which is held in May for all churches in Virginia Conference. All women are encouraged to attend the Mennonite Women’s Retreat held every fall and the breakfast held Saturday morning at the Virginia Mennonite Conference held in July. A committee is also appointed by LMW to plan the church’s Ladies’ Tea held every two years to which all women and girls are invited.

Audrey Zehr, President of LMW