Women of the ELCA (WELCA)

 

 

Church for website 011What is WELCA?
It is an acronym for Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. Every woman attending church is automatically a member of this Women’s Group.  We invite all women to attend the meetings and activities.   Check the monthly calendar for times and descriptions or contact any of the officers listed below!
 
 
 
WELCA Circles
In an effort to be more effective Christians, the women work in “Circles.” Each circle has a special focus. Each woman volunteers to help in the Circle(s) that makes the best use of talents God gave her. Circles meet monthly or quarterly, as needed.    Please check the sign up sheets on the table in the Narthex to sign up for Circle meetings!
 
CIRCLES ARE:
Children’s Home Circle  –  Helps to Serve the needs of the Children’s Home residents
Coffee Circle – Sells Fair trade coffee and other products produced by third world farmers and artisans
Meals from the Heart Circle – Provides a meal for Parish members when they return home after hospitalization.
WIN Circle  – A support group dedicated to help “women in need.”
Prayer Shawl Circle – Women gather to knit and crochets shawls and other items that are blessed and then donated to those suffering illness and loss
Serve the Troops Circle – Sends boxes of goodies to troops serving overseas.
 
First Steps Circle – Works with at risk children to help prepare them for kindergarten

Quilt Circle – Women gather one 2 days per month to assemble kits and create quilts to be distributed to Appalachia 

Women’s Bible Study:    Meets at the Church on the third Wednesday of the month from 2:00  -4:00 p.m.

The Women of the Church installed the following new officers in January.

     President:  Candy Zimmerman
     Treasurer:   Ruth Dietrich
     Secretary:    Donna Irmus
For questions or more information about our WELCA group at Lutheran Church by the Lake, please contact any of our officers.
 
 
 
 YOU ARE INVITED!   For Tea, Lemonade & Cookies
 
 WELCA Meetings will be held the First Monday of the Month from April through November, 2017.
Time:   3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
 
These are informal gatherings for all women of the Church and guests!   PLEASE JOIN US!