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.
Co-Presidents - Nancy Pietz & Barb Buck
Vice President – Becky Sonju
Secretary – Jan Woerman
Treasurer – Laurie Johnson
Director of Justice – Linda McCoy
Director of Discipleship – Deb Klein
Director of Stewardship – Lorraine Osheim, Marlys Byre & Diane Rollag
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.
September Highlights for WELCA
Our next WELCA Gathering is Saturday, September 19 in the MLR at 9:30 a.m. Linda Jensen from Bethany Meadows will be our speaker. Mary Circle will be our host and give devotions.
Paint & Sip is scheduled for Saturday, September 26, at 2 p.m. at Heartland Funeral Home. We will have a sign up in Voices of Passion. Cost is $ 35.00 that can be paid that day. We are limiting the numbers to 20 – 25, in order to keep a safe distance. Refreshments will be served.
WELCA SEPTEMBER CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Prayer Shawl Ministry, Faithful Greetings & Freezer Ministry are not meeting at this time. Hopefully, they will be able to get together soon.
TUESDAY STITCHERS MEET: Tuesday, September 1,8,15,22,29 at 1 p.m. downstairs
QUILTING MEETS: Thursday, September 3,10,17,24 at 9 a.m. downstairs
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