WELCA ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

WELCA News:
Brandon WELCA is going to the Triennial Convention in Minneapolis in July of 2017!!  6 women have signed up so far!  To help them out with registration fees, hotel & travel expenses, there will be several fundraisers coming up.
 

Bold Women's Sunday

 
Upcoming Events:
           
 
July 13-16, 2017 – Tenth Triennial Gathering in Minneapolis MN

 



​WELCA – Women of the ELCA
If you belong to Brandon Lutheran and are a female –
you are a member of WELCA too!

Check out our info:
 
2016 Officers:
President – Cheryl Lundeen
Vice President – Vacant
Secretary – Annette Peterson
Treasurer – Nancy Pietz
Mission Growth – Jessie Jorgenson  (arranges for our programs/speakers)
Mission Community – Jan Woerman (manages the Prayer Chain)
Mission Action – Sheryl Kucker & Lorraine Osheim (organizes the quilting group and Lutheran World Relief School Kits and Health Kits)
 
Circle Groups – Small groups that do Bible Study and fellowship
These five “Circles” would welcome your attendance.  They meet once a month.  Contact the chairman of any circle for more information.
Mary Circle –           Meets the third Wednesday of each month at 9:30            (Chairman is Becky Sonju – 582-6810)
Naomi Circle -         Meets the third Wednesday of each month at 9:30            (Chairman is Marge Perry – 582-5680)
Priscilla Circle -       Meets the third Wednesday of each month at 1:00
                                    (Chairman is Alica Thiele – 582-2506)
Anna Circle -            Meets the third Wednesday of each month at 1:00
                                    (Chairman is Diane Rollag – 582-3272)
Martha Circle -       Meets the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm
                                    (Chairman is Doreen Allen – 582-3422)
 
Major Annual Events that WELCA sponsors throughout the year are:
Ice Cream Social
Lefsa Making
Heritage Festival Dinner
Advent Brunch
 
Work Groups -  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. 
 
Ongoing Activities that may be of interest to you:
 
Freezer Ministry
 
Prayer Shawl Ministry
 
Prayer Chain
 
Quilting – quilts are donated to the needy
 
 
Fundraisers help support our Benevolent Budget
Some of the groups/ministries WELCA supports are:
Local  -  (Within our congregation)
                                    Bible campers
                                    BLC Sunday School, Adult Education, VBS and Noah’s Ark                                                 Preschool
                                    BLC Media Ministry
                                    BLC Debt Retirement Fund
 
Community Giving - (Outside our congregation)
                                    Lutheran Social Services and Refugee Program
                                    Lutheran World Relief
                                    Lutherans Outdoors in SD and Shetek Lutheran Ministry
                                    Student Ministry Programs at SDSU, USD, Augustana
                                    The Banquet
                                    Family Connection, Union Gospel Mission, St Francis                                                         House
                                    St Dysmas Prison Ministry
                                    Brandon Valley Food Pantry


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