Women of the ELCA
If you are a woman and a member of Brandon Lutheran church you are a member of WELCA too! Contact the office to get a WELCA Handbook for more specific information on our many ministry activities.
President - Lorraine Osheim
Vice President – Marilyn Abraham
Secretary – MarDee Dahlin
Treasurer – Laurie Johnson
Director of Justice – Arda Oliver
Director of Discipleship – Deb Klein
Director of Stewardship – Marlys Byre
All the women of the church are divided up into 3 Work Units. These units are called upon occasionally to help provide food and workers for funerals or other special occasions. You may only get called once or twice a year – depending on the need. This way all women have a chance to serve and the more active circle members don’t get overloaded with the work load.
June Highlights for WELCA
BLC Family Fest & BBQ, June 7th, 4-8 PM
Looking forward to a great turnout for our first ever Family Fest Fundraiser! We still need workers to help us make this night a success. Use the Sign-Up Genius, or call or text Lorraine at 605-376-3551 or email@example.com. Our Silent Auction also begins this evening. Great food and activities for all ages!
Our next WELCA Gathering will be held Sat., June 10th at 9:30 in the ML Room at church. Our speaker will be our own Youth Director, Angel. Come for fellowship, food, and information. All are welcome!
Christmas in July WELCA Craft Sale
This event will be held Wednesday, July 12th. The Food Trucks will be at our church that evening. Food and shopping…what fun! See what talents our BLC members will share with their creations! This will be the end of our Silent Auction, also! If you have items that you have created and wish to donate them for the sale, please contact Marlys Byre.
Fundraisers help support our Benevolent Budget. Some of the Groups/ Ministres WELCA support are:
Local- within our congregation
- Bible campers
- BLC Sunday School
- Vacation Bible School
- Noah’s Ark Preschool
- BLC Debt Retirement Fund
Community Giving - (Outside our congregation)
- Lutheran Social Services
- Church on the Street, SIoux Falls
- Bethany Meadows
- Noah's Ark Preschool Scholarships
- Lutheran World Relief
- Lutherans Outdoors in SD and Shetek Lutheran Ministry
- Student Ministry Programs at SDSU, USD, Augustana
- Family Connection
- St Dysmas Prison Ministry
- Brandon Valley Food Pantry