What is WELCA? It’s an easy way to say Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Amer-ica. Quite a mouthful, we know. Our organization includes Lutheran women who gather in over 7,000 locations in the U.S. and the Caribbean, for service, study, advocacy, fellowship and more! WELCA embraces all kinds of ministries that support our mission of mobilizing women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ. There is a place for you in Women of the ELCA.
This Fall, we have begun a 3-session study on speed and slowness, “Slow Faith”. We will be examining how the Kingdom of God moves slowly, yet we are asked to move with ever great-er speed. In October, we will be studying session 2, “Make Haste O Lord”. There is an extra copy of our “Gather” magazine in the church office. This has the bible study published in it. Please feel free to pick this copy up and join us.
Also this Fall, we will be putting together “School Kits” that will be sent all over the world. These school supplies mean the difference between getting an education or not for many children. Right now there is an urgent need for these school supplies. There is a box in the narthex for these items. Please watch for more information in our bulletin and newslet-ter. We will be asking the whole congregation to help.
Our next WELCA meeting will be on October 20th beginning at 8:45 A.M. with our ongoing study of the “Old Testament” and then at 9:30 A.M. our regular meeting begins. Our Hostess for this meeting will be Judy Stanley and our bible study leader will be Chic Schneekloth.