WELCA (Women of the ELCA)

WELCA (Women of the ELCA)

Women of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (WELCA)

Purpose – As a community of women created in the image of God, called to discipleship in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves to grow in faith, affirm our gifts, support one another in our callings, engage in ministry and action, and promote healing and wholeness in the church, the society, and the world. (Source: Women of ELCA Constitution and Bylaws)

Women of ELCA members minister in Christ’s name through Bible study, prayer, and special projects that help others. All women are invited to participate in any or all WELCA activities. We welcome new members!


♥  ♥  ♥      Program for 2018      ♥  ♥  ♥

Meetings  and Bible Study – First Wednesday each month at 9:30 a.m.

Quilting for LWR  – 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. in quilting room.

Lenten Bible study – Starts Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 9:30 a.m. for 5 weeks each Wednesday, Room 16.

Prayer Shawl Ministry – Meets as needed.

Mother/Daughter Banquet. Wednesday evening, May 2, 2018, at 6:30 p.m.  This includes a catered meal and a free will offering.

Spring Rummage/Bake Sale – May 10, 11 and 12, 2018.  Set up Thursday, sale Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon, $1/bag.

Fall Rummage/Bake Sale – October 11, 12 and 13, 2018.

Father/Son Banquet – Women will serve a catered meal and clean up. (DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED)  Free will offering.

Prayer Chain – Members use phone to pass prayer requests as needed.

Assemble LWR Personal Kits after October WELCA meeting. Workday at LWR Warehouse in New Windsor, Maryland when we deliver our quilts, personal kits and school kits.  (DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED)

In Gathering Sunday – October 7, 2018 – Quilts for LWR displayed over pews.

Quilt Auction at Camp Nawakwa – November 4, 2018 – Handmade items are donated, to be auctioned off at Camp Nawakwa.  Proceeds go to the camp.

Thank Offering Sunday – November 11, 2018 – Woman speaker invited.  Also, women greet, usher, lector and serve communion.

Gift Table at the Mother/Daughter Banquet and Round-The-Tree Carol Sing.

Funeral luncheons as needed – set up, help serve, and clean up.

Bake cookies for shut-ins, truckers and prisoners.  Pack and deliver in December.

Trips as scheduled. (TO BE ANNOUNCED). Coordinator Dee Weigel.


Feel free to contact any of these 2018 WELCA Committee Leaders to get more details on this years activities.

  • Co-Chairs – Nancy Ingram, Mary Ann Schirmer
  • Secretary – Mary Ann Schirmer
  • Treasurer – Dee Weigel
  • Rummage Sale Coordinators – Dee Weigel, Nancy Ingram, Cindy Jones,
    Patty Gillingham
  • Gift Table Coordinator – Dee Weigel, Yvonne Karper
  • Prayer Chain Leaders – Mary Ann Schirmer, Betty Baker, Brenda Helwig
  • Funeral Luncheon Coordinator –Mary Ann Schirmer
  • Trip Coordinator – Dee Weigel