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WELCA President: Carla Tucker

WOMEN OF THE ELCA (WELCA)
is an organization for all  St. Stephens' women: 

Mobilizing women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ


WELCA includes:

  • Monthly Bible Studies (known as "circles") that involve the women in small fellowship groups.
  • Quarterly Meetings where all circles meet together for fellowship and business.
  • Bereavement Meal Groups that support bereaved families with a meal at the time of their funeral service.
  • Support to the Altar Guild with Sunday morning communion cleanup.
  • Sponsorship of several All-Church events: December Christmas Dinner, Mothers Appreciation Banquet .
  • Participation in Catawba Conference and NC Synodical WELCA meetings and assemblies.
  • Support of Lutheran World Relief with kit donations and Fair Trade Coffee purchase/distribution.
  • Ongoing support of a variety of social ministries with offerings, prayers and written support.

                                                      Currently, we have two women's circles (Monthly Bible Studies):

  • Sarah Circle meets monthly on the Monday after the first Sunday at 7 pm in homes or at the church. 
     
  • Mary Circle meets monthly on the Tuesday after the first Sunday at 10 am in the Choir Room. 
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 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, w
e 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.

 

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