Join the women of the Virginia Synod on August 12th and 13th for a celebration of gathering as a community of women to be a light in the world.
The Virginia Synodical Women's Organization (VSWO) will be gathering for our 2022 convention/gathering. It will be held on August 12th (beginning 10 AM)-13th (ending around noon), 2022 at the Hotel 24 South (formally the Stonewall Jackson) in Staunton, a great town to explore. We will be celebrating coming together in person for the first time in over 2 years.
Convention Theme: “Shining God’s Light in the Darkness” Convention Scripture: John 1:5 - "The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it."
Convention Hymn: “We Are Marching in the Light” ELW 866
Registration Fee: $60
Love Offering: Valley Mission -Providing shelter, support, and hope to the homeless in the Staunton area and Women of the ELCA ministries.
Convention Project: 2022 SOCK CHALLENGE!
We challenge each unit to Donate 200 prs of socks for shelters and/or those in need. BE CREATIVE! Serve your area! Bring 1 pair of socks to convention and give us a tally of socks donated and to whom. For example: Emmanuel/Tidewater (Winter Shelter)- gift-wrapped and gave 60 pair of white tube socks to overnight guests from PiN (People in Need) Ministries.
Hotel 24 Reservation Information: Please make your reservation before June 29th to receive the VSWO event rate for your rooms. The rate is $145 plus taxes and fees per night. The rooms have 2 queen beds with a max of 4 persons per room. If you would like to reserve online just click Here and follow the instructions.
If you would prefer to make your reservation by phone, you can reach the registration desk at 540-885-4848 and tell them you are with the Virginia Synodical Women's Organization to receive our event rate.
Ask a friend, bring your mom, your sister or sisters in Christ, your daughter(s), even your granddaughter (s). Make your plans now to be a part of this amazing celebration.
We appreciate your continued support of your units, the VSWO and the churchwide organization. If you wish to send an offering directly to the VSWO send your checks to Lavelva Stevens, our new treasure. Her contact information can be found under the "About Us" tab, "Officers. Click below to see ways you can support Women of the ELCA.
Our 2021 convention was held on September 25th . Over 50 women joined together for worship, learning, reconnecting, and even took care of business. Thank you to all that attended. For those that could not join us we missed you!