Women of the ELCA

Purpose Statement
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. To accomplish our purpose, women in this unit come together for study, support and action. We participate in the ministry of Women of the ELCA beyond the congregation.

There are no membership dues, but offerings are taken which are given to the total work of the Women of the ELCA and to other special local projects. We collect and prepare kits for Lutheran World Relief (LWR), such as Health Kits, School Kits, Sewing Kits, and Layettes. Many quilts are assembled by a special group of women, referred to informally as our “quilters.” Quilts are distributed to many local charities and LWR. Here is a list of supplies needed for the kits.

We are organized into “circles” for Bible study and fellowship. Some groups meet at church and others meet in homes. 
Circle Bible Study Groups: Bible study groups meet monthly using the study in the Gather magazine. There are currently 3 Circle groups meeting monthly. Ruth Circle meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 10 am in the Prince of Peace Library (contact Jeannine Bultman 733-2209). Esther Circle meets the 2nd Monday of the month at 6 pm (contact Stephanie Allaire 843-4443). Naomi/Sarah Circle meets the 2nd Monday of the month at 1:30 pm in the Prince of Peace Gather Room (contact Leach Johnson 722-7379).
We also have several combined meetings throughout the year: An Epiphany Brunch and Annual Meeting, June and July are combined Bible studies in the evening at church. A salad supper is part of the July meeting. An Advent/Christmas potluck luncheon is held the first Saturday of December. 

PoP WELCA 2023 Christmas Potluck Luncheon | Sat, Dec. 9 | 11:30 am

2023 Women of the ELCA Directory (PDF)

PoP WELCA Thankoffering Sunday in Pictures | Sept. 18, 2022

PoP WELCA 2022 Christmas Potluck Luncheon in Pictures
| Dec. 3, 2022

PoP Church Connection (Contact): Stephanie Allaire, WELCA President Elect, 2019 (sallaire29@gmail.com)