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School Kits for Lutheran World Relief 


ATTENTION: Now is the time to catch the sales on back to
school supplies. WELCA and children of the congregation will
again be assembling school kits for Lutheran World Relief. We
will place a box in the lobby area of the education building by
mid-July to gratefully receive your contributions. It would be
wonderful if we could fill at least 60 book bags. If you prefer, you
may make a cash contribution and designate it for ‘School Kits’
on your offering envelope.


SCHOOL KITS provide supplies for children returning to school after
the disruption of war; are given to children in refugee camps and may
also be used in adult literacy classes. The following items are
included in each school kit:


· 70-80 sheet notebooks of wide or college ruled paper
approximately 8” x 10-1/2”, no loose-leaf paper.
· Blunt scissors (safety scissors with imbedded steel blades
work well)
· 30-centimeter rulers, or a ruler with centimeters on one side
and inches on the other
· Pencil sharpeners – manual hand-held little ones – no batteryoperated
ones, please!
· #2 pencils unsharpened with erasers
· Black or blue ballpoint pens (no gel ink)
· Boxes of 16 or 24 crayons
. 2 1/2” erasers

 

 

 

Alice Circle (normally) meets the third Thursday of each month at 1 p.m.

Nancy Circle meets the 2nd Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m.  


Ruth Circle meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Our next meeting is from 10:15 a.m.-Noon in Danford Hall.

The WELCA Card Ministry needs birthday cards and stamps. If you have any to donate, bring them to the parish office with a note that says, “for WELCA.” Thanks!

Prayer Chain Volunteers Needed! One of WELCA’s ministries is to administer the church’s prayer chain. We are looking for more volunteers to pray. You can receive an email about people in need of prayer, or be called on the phone. If you are interested in this ministry, please call the office and let us know.

WELCA Officers 2021

 

President ~ Kerrill Foster

Vice-president ~ Debbie Stamper 

Secretary ~ Shirley Campbell

Treasurer ~ Debbie Anctil

 

 

About WELCA

 

The "Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church" Web Page contains information pertaining to the organization and function of St. Paul's WELCA. Individual women in the congregation are called "participants" as they participate in the activities of the organization. NO signing up or joining is required. Instead the whole congregational chapter or "unit" is a "member" of the church-wide Women of the ELCA. Names listed on this page are the names of those who regularly participate in WELCA activities, but all women of St. Paul's are welcome to participate.

 

The symbol (above)--with the cross, water and a white lily--identifies the women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America as children of God; baptized, forgiven, adopted into God's family, full of grace and hope in eternal life. It is a reminder of the growth, beauty, and vitality that rises out of that life-giving baptismal water. It is also a reminder of the mission of the church to "Go, therefore, make disciples of all nations; baptize them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" (Matthew 28:19).

 

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.

 

WELCA Goals

 

~ Reach out, invite, and involve all women of St. Paul's

~ Each circle put together a CWU kit for dedication/presentation in November

~ Upgrade the Kitchen

 

 

 

 

Alice Circle

Leader: 

 

The Alice Circle meets the 3rd Thursday at 1 p.m. in Danford Hall.

 

This group was named after Alice Danford Butte, who grew up in St. Paul's congregation,

and who, together with her husband, Allen Butte, were formerly missionaries to Malaysia.

 

Receptions: January, April, July, October

 

 

 

Nancy Circle

Leader: Kerrill Foster

 

The Nancy Circle meets the 2nd Monday at 6:30 p.m., usually in the Weisgerber Lounge.

 

This group was named after Nancy Danford Swingle, who grew up in St. Paul's congregation,

and who, together with her husband, the Rev Albert Swingle, were formerly missionaries in Liberia.

 

Receptions: February, May, August, November

 

 

 

 

Ruth Circle

Leader: Debbie Stamper

 

The Ruth Circle meets the 2nd Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in Danford Hall.

 

This group was named after Dr. Ruth Myers, a former missionary in India.

 

Receptions: March, June, September, December

 

 

 

 

BOARD MEETINGS are held quarterly throughout the year.

Watch for reminders in The Forward and the Bulletin.

 

SERVICE COMMITTEES:

Church Women United, Kitchen Committee, Prayer Chain,

Stitch & Chatter and Usher Coordinators

 

FULL MEETINGS are held the first Saturday of the following months: March, June, September and December.

 

CONVENTIONS ~ MEETINGS ~ SCHEDULED EVENTS

Calendar dates / events are subject to change. Board and Business meetings as scheduled

may be subject to change. All officers, circle leaders, service and standing committees are asked to attend.