Saturday, October 27, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Metro-Chicago Synodical Women's Convention

    St. Mark's is hosting this year's Metro-Chicago Synodical Women’s Organization 2018 Convention on Saturday, October 27, 2018. The day features keynote speaker Jose Garza, Executive Director, Workers Defense Project, Texas. Breakout sessions will be presented by representatives from the ELCA’s strategy to Accompany Migrant Minors with Protection, Advocacy, Representation and Opportunities (AMMPARO); from RefugeeOne, the largest resettlement agency in Illinois; and from inFaith Community Foundation, an organization which works with donors to make the most of each gift and deliver support to their shared community.

    There will be an opportunity to learn about other ministries and shop at vendors in the display area. Participants are encouraged to bring donations of diapers, baby wipes, toothbrushes, travel-size toothpaste, baby bottles, facial tissues, ibuprofen or tampons, which will be given to Hesed House in Aurora.

    All women are welcome to attend this special day. The cost is $35, which. Includes continental breakfast and lunch, and you can register at the door.