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 - Cheryl Lundeen & Diane Rollag
Vice President – Lorraine Osheim
Secretary – MarDee Dahlin
Treasurer – Laurie Johnson
Director of Justice – Marlene Kirkeby
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.
February Highlights for WELCA
All women are welcome to participate in all opportunities that WELCA offers, such as:
Stewardship - crafters, quilters, bakers, freezer ministries, LWR kits.
Bible studies and fellowship at Circles for morning, afternoon, or evening as well as a Prayer Chain is available for anyone that is interested.
We would love your ideas and participation as we work on next year’s fundraisers: The June Family Fest, Craft Christmas in July, and the Heritage Festival in October or on any of our committees such as Advent Luncheon or Faithful Greetings card making. All are invited to join in fellowship at BLC.
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