Thursday, September 6, 2012
to RSVP for Luncheon
or send E-mail to
Saint Luke Lutheran Church
9100 Colesville Road at
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Mrs. Jana Broughton
Fellowship Square Foundation
"Americans and Aging:
A look at
our history to present"
Jana Broughton has 19 years of management and leadership
experience in the extended health care and rehabilitation setting. Success in
exceeding budgetary outcomes by focusing on business development, systems and
process change utilizing a focus on culture change and leadership development.
Currently I am serving as the executive director for a Lutheran based
foundation that serves seniors and disabled adults in affordable independent
living/housing and services. Focused on expansion of services, building
financial reserves and increasing awareness of aging in place needs for the
elders we serve.
In January 2012 she became the Executive Director of 5
independent senior and disabled affordable housing locations serving 800+
elders in the greater D.C. area. Jana works closely with the foundation's board
of directors and Lutheran Lay Fellowship to provide services and support to all
5 locations. Fellowship Square is a Christian based/Lutheran founded
organization with a mission based in providing home for elders/ disabled to age
in place succesfully and independently. Services include housing, food,
medical, transportation and all aspects of psycho social support.
This will be a discussion regarding public policy and
social programs through American History to present day. I will review current
social programs from origin to present day, and what the future may or may not
hold for Americans as we age. A primer for anyone who needs more information
and assistance with navigation of the ever growing bureaucracy of social
programs for aging Americans and understanding their purpose, their limits and
becoming an educated consumer.
This will be a great discussion for anyone who is facing
retirement, is retired, or has parents that they are caring for.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org by contacting Vicki Porter at
301-229-9884 or no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 4. The cost of
the meal is $9.00, payable at the door.
Our Lutheran Lay Fellowship Scholarship Winner
Johanna Koenig was the recipient of our $1,500 scholarship
for 2012. Shes attending St. Marys College of Maryland where she
aspires to a career in clinical social work carrying out professional
rehabilitative therapeutic methods to change the lives of others who have been
thrown into unfortunate situations. She feels her faith in God will allow her
to have faith in the ability of her patients to change their situation. She is
a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Gaithersburg, Maryland, where she
has been active in many areas of the congregation, especially working with
children. Johanna is bilingual, speaking both English and German. Shes
also open water SCUBA certified and certified in CPR/ First Aid. Were
delighted to be able to provide this scholarship money to such a worthy young
woman. We wish her well.
October 4: Mr. Greg Roemer, Thrivent Financial for
Click here to read August's meeting minutes
What is the Lutheran
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
[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 congregationsfriendships that last for decades!
Wont 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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