Sunday, March 6, 2011

We Can't Afford a Billboard

March 6, 2011

Dear Members & Friends,
I was driving home from the eastern part of Massachusetts recently when I passed two billboards for the Annual Catholic Appeal. I thought to myself, “oh yeah...must write that appeal letter for the Women’s Alliance.” So here, it is. We can’t afford a billboard but what we do is equally as important. Consider this letter our billboard. Post it on your fridge, or put it on your desk, whatever it takes to remind you to send in your donations.

This year’s Mite Box will go to support our denomination to send a delegate, preferably a woman, to the annual meeting of the National Council of Churches of Christ, USA. For about 10 years I was a youth delegate to the NCC. It was a wonderful experience for me to meet other young people from all over the country and learn about the different churches that are a part of the NCC.  Our involvement in the NCC is very important, as Chris Laitner expressed at our annual convention last summer. 

Soon we’ll be gathering in Cincinatti, Ohio for the annual church convention and the Alliance’s annual meeting and luncheon.  At that time we’ll hold elections, vote on a couple of amendments to our by-laws and welcome new officers to our Executive Committee.  This is my final year as president of the Alliance and I want to say thank you to everyone for this opportunity. It’s been wonderful to serve in this capacity and I look forward to turning over the reigns to the incoming president.

Our fund-raising efforts also help support the SCYL, our summer camps, Swedenborgian House of Studies, and Mite Box. Please send in your donation today.  Checks can be made to:

North American Alliance of New Church Women

Sincerely yours,
Nancy F. Little

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