Women host retreat: “Becoming a Butterfly”
On Saturday, March 10, St. Mark’s Women of the ELCA hosted twenty-one sisters from ELCA congregations in Laurinburg and Fayetteville to spend the morning exploring God’s transformational love as we “become butterflies.”
The women spent time sharing experiences of God’s love bringing transformation in their lives, learned a little about butterflies, and painted coffee mugs to enjoy later as a reminder of the day.
Everyone enjoyed fruit and pastries with their coffee and conversation. A short worship program features scripture about transformation and some favorite hymns. Around the tables, lots of laughter, sharing, and music filled the fellowship hall.
Maxine Amos led the worship and facilitated the discussion. She shared a number of butterfly myths and we even got a stretch break where we learned a little Tai Chi breathing!
Let God’s love transform you into the bright, free, beautiful spirit you were meant to be!
Become a butterfly!
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Butterfly Mugs Gallery
The Women of the ELCA
The Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America includes Lutheran women who gather in over 7,000 locations in the U.S. and the Caribbean, for service, a study, advocacy, fellowship and more! Women of the ELCA embraces all kinds of ministries that support the mission of mobilizing women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ. There is a place for you in Women of the ELCA. We promote and encourage women to lead, serve, and advocate in the community, inviting women of all generations and backgrounds to experience the reconciling and transforming love of God through Jesus Christ, encouraging women to act on their baptismal covenant.
St. Mark's Chapter
St. Mark's Women of the ELCA is one of our most active ministries, reaching out to Lutheran Services Carolina, the Robeson County Church and Community Center, and the Robeson County Family Violence Center. Our women are active in the organization on a regional and statewide level, as well as the national level.
We enjoy our "girl time" in monthly meetings; we enjoy serving together; we enjoy worshiping together. Join us and celebrate sisterhood in Jesus Christ!
As a community of women, created in the image of God, we are called to discipleship. As a group, we are empowered through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. We commit ourselves to grow in faith; to affirm our gifts; to support each other in our callings; and to engage in ministries. We also promote the healing and wholeness of the church, the society, and the world.
What Does Our Logo Mean?
Our logo—with the cross, water and a white lily—identifies women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America as children of God; baptized, forgiven, adopted into God’s family, full of grace and hope in eternal life. It is a reminder of the growth, beauty, and vitality that rises out of that life-giving baptismal water. It is also a reminder of the mission of the church to “Go, therefore, make disciples of all nations; baptize them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19).