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June Meeting

Thursday, June 5, 2014—12:00 noon

Click here to RSVP for Luncheon
or send E-mail to luncheon@LutheranLayFellowship.org

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

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Melissa Graves, CEO
Lutheran Social Services

We are STRONGER TOGETHER

Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area CEO Melissa Graves will speak about the vital role our community plays in the lives of nonprofits and the neighbors they serve. She’ll also talk about plans for LSS/NCA’s centennial celebration in 2017 and the organization’s current comprehensive campaign. Since 1917, LSS/NCA has walked with those in need and mobilized community partners to provide services that offer hope and rebuild lives.

Melissa Graves is the Chief Executive Officer of Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area, a human service agency in the Washington DC region with a 97-year history of serving the community with programs that include Adoption and Foster Care, Caregiver Services, Disaster Response Refugee and Immigrant Services, and Youth Haven Program for children affected by HIV/AIDS.

Ms. Graves has committed her career to building the capacity of organizations serving at-risk children and families. Throughout her 20 years in roles as executive, fundraiser, and management consultant, she has worked with numerous organizations including For Love of Children, The Fishing School, Montgomery Housing Partnership, and the Metropolitan Center for Assault Prevention. Ms. Graves has also served on a number of nonprofit Boards. She holds a Masters Degree from George Mason University in Public Administration with an emphasis on Nonprofit Management.

Ms. Graves is a member of Leadership Greater Washington and is the immediate past President for the Consortium for Child Welfare. She is a former President of Thrivent Financial for Lutheran’s DC Chapter and is a current member of Christ Lutheran DC.

Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area (LSS/NCA) walks with those in need and mobilizes community partners to provide services that offer hope and rebuild lives. Proclaiming God’s grace, they compassionately work to create a society where the most vulnerable among us find wholeness, justice and self-sufficiency. For more information about Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area, visit http://www.lssnca.org

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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, June 3. The cost of the meal is $9.00, payable at the door.

UPCOMING MEETINGS

July 3 - Chaplain David Berg, Medical Ethics: 101
August 7 - John Graff, The Ministry of All God's People: Called to What?
September - TBD

Click here to read May'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!

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