The OWLs (Outstanding Wiser, LutheranS) is a group of primarily retired members and friends of Reformation. We started out informally years ago as the “Lunch Bunch.” Today, we have devotions, a light lunch, a short business meeting, and a program. A freewill offering offsets any expenses. Meetings are held in Creighton Hall, on the lower level of the church, at 12:30 pm on the second Monday of each month except July and August. Currently, the OWLs organization is run by a steering committee. Recent programs have included an Oktoberfest Band, an Art in the Schools presentation, travel presentations, programs about finance and health, among others.
We are fortunate to have excellent programs offered by individuals who do not charge us; however, we have made donations following some programs such as to the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Fund in honor of a couple who presented a program on Mt. Kilimanjaro and the Maasai culture. We have also donated to Reformation’s Hospitality Ministry, to World Hunger, Tyler Arboretum, Media Fellowship House, and to designated charities of members who have passed away.
The people who come to OWLs meetings look forward to the fellowship of sharing a meal with friends in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Come join us! Please contact Edna Bogert for more information.