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July Meeting

CANCELLED
due to power outage

Moved to October

Thursday, July 5, 2012—12:00 noon

Saint Luke Lutheran Church
9100 Colesville Road at Dale Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Mr. Greg C. Roemer
Financial Consultant
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

  Photo of Greg Roemer

"The only not-for-profit Fortune 500 Company"

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is a faith-based, not-for-profit financial services organization with approximately 2.6 million members. As the nation's largest fraternal benefit society, they help members be wise with money and live generously. Greg Roemer has been with Thrivent Financial for 15 years. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from SUNY Buffalo in Buffalo, NY. As a financial consultant, he has completed advanced education and licensing requirements in order to provide comprehensive, customized financial guidance to his clients.

He will introduce Thrivent Financial for Lutherans – the only not-for-profit Fortune 500 company – to those not familiar with Thrivent and review their ministry in terms of their core financial services and their fraternal outlays. Also of interest will be a review of existing programs and how they may be changing in the future.

He is married with one child and is a member of Augustana Lutheran Church in Washington, DC. In his spare time he enjoys biking, camping, walking, computers, hiking, photography, politics and traveling.

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We invite all Lutherans and their friends to join us for this luncheon meeting of Lutheran Lay Fellowship, scheduled for the first Thursday of each month from 12:00 noon till 2:00 p.m. at Saint Luke Lutheran Church, 9100 Colesville Road at Dale Drive in Silver Spring, one mile south of the Capitol Beltway at Exit 30. Ample off-street parking is available. Interested persons can make reservations for a delicious lunch by sending their RSVP to luncheon@lutheranlayfellowship.org by contacting Vicki Porter at 301-229-9884 or no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3. The cost of the meal is $9.00, payable at the door.

UPCOMING MEETINGS

August 2: Dr. Michael Kurtz, Assistant Archivist of the United States (retired)
September 6: Mrs. Jana Broughton, Executive Director, Fellowship Square Foundation

Click here to read June's meeting minutes

What is the Lutheran Lay Fellowship?

LLF is an organization for women and men, both lay and clergy, active in the Nation's Capital area. “As early as 1936, feeling there was a definite need for closer cooperation between Lutheran laity and clergy, a group of laymen in the Washington, DC. Metropolitan area, organized to hold meetings that would bring pastors and laity closer together. Due to jurisdictional differences as well as ministerial difficulties, very little success was achieved until the fall of 1941. Then the group met and decided to hold a luncheon once a month, invite their friends and bring visitors. The first luncheon was a success, and within three months every Lutheran judicatory was represented…” [From a Lutheran Directory of Metropolitan Washington, DC, published in 1999.]

Today, more than 70 years later, the Lutheran Lay Fellowship of Metropolitan Washington takes pride in knowing that every night, 365 nights each year, more than 700 low income seniors and disabled persons live in safety and friendship in four high rises owned and managed by Fellowship Square Foundation, Inc. By means of annual scholarships and grants, LLF also supports various college and seminary students; it also provides ushering services for major inter-Lutheran events. But most of all, LLF is known far and wide as a place to hear stimulating speakers on timely topics and to make friends from other Lutheran congregations—friendships that last for decades!

Won’t you join us?

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Effective August 2011, the previous month's Meeting Minutes will be posted in the ARCHIVE section of our website, www.LutheranLayFellowship.org and the only hardcopy available will be at the next month's meeting. Meeting Announcements will continue to be mailed to dues-paying members who do not have an E-mail address.

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