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Women's Service Group

Service dates and times vary, watch the Messenger for scheduled work days.


A hearty group of ladies meet each month to stitch together quilts for Lutheran World Relief. Quilts are included in a major care package that is assembled each September and includes layettes, quilts, and health kits. We generally meet after Worship on Sundays for a few hours in the afternoon. 

Service Group is a great chance for fellowship, too. Ladies bring lunch if they wish, and tasty treats are brought to share for dessert.

InGathering and LWR Trailer
The last Thursday in September is always our InGathering - quilts, layettes and health kits are assembled and boxed (we get help from the men for this), and the outbound packages are blessed at the worship service the following Sunday. Then, on the first weekend in October, we host a LWR trailer for packaging up all the boxes and kits from the surrounding community. Trailer hours are usually 9-12 Saturday, and 12-3 Sunday every year.

Items collected for the layettes are:

  • Baby items – birth to 24 months – new or “gently used”
  • Shirts and/or “Onesies”
  • Sleepers and/or Gowns
  • Sweaters and/or Sweatshirts
  • Receiving Blankets and/or Hooded Towels
  • Cloth Diapers and Diaper Pins
For more information about items for the health kits, visit http://www.lwr.org/beinvolved/healthkit.asp




1605 Vernon Avenue
Park Ridge, IL 60068
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