Women of the ELCA (WELCA)



Women of the ELCA (WELCA)


St. Timothy is pleased to be part of Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (WELCA). All members of St. Timothy Lutheran Church and regular visitors are welcome to attend.   

 

Church Potluck: WELCA’s Project Promise Personal Care Kits

Congratulations and thank you for your response to WELCA's Advent collection for the Project Promise Personal Care Kits. WELCA will be hosting a 5th Sunday churchwide Pot Luck on Sunday, January 29 after the 10:30 am service in Founders Hall. We will assemble the Care Kits after the Pot Luck. If you are interested in assisting, please hang out after the Pot Luck. We look forward to having Congregation members of all ages assist with this.

 

 

WELCA Purpose Statement
As a community of women created in the image of God, we are 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.  Click here to read the WELCA constitution

 

 

WELCA Service Project Opportunity

WELCA service project opportunity with Hendersonville Samaritan Association. Weekday assistance is needed to pack meals for the Care Package Program (two days of weekend food for needy Sumner County school children).  This program is sponsored by the Hendersonville Samaritan Association.  Specific dates have not yet been set. If you are interested, please contact Kelly Miley at 615-829-3909 and she will share further details as they become available.

 

 

 

Mission

While WELCA is a national organization, it varies in structure, mission, and in other ways from congregation to congregation. WELCA-St. Timothy currently hosts a Spring Luncheon and Christmas Dinner. Additonally, the ladies organize a cookie walk each December; there is bi-monthly Wednesday evening Bible study and monthly quilting for Lutheran World Relief.

 

Organization


WELCA is led by a board. We welcome and encourage participation of all women in the congregation as we prepare for the coming year. If you would like more information, please contact one of the board members listed below. The board meets on the second Monday of the month and is open to anyone - The constitution will be adopted at our next meeting on March 14 at 6:30 pm - all women of St. Timothy Lutheran Church are welcome! 

President: Kelly Miley
Vice President: Susan Sneed
Secretary: Amy Groce
Treasurer: Elise Boucher
Chaplain: Jen Yamin
Publicity: Susan Sneed
Past President: Susan Morgenstern


Kroger Community Rewards Program


The money for WELCA's activities and charitable fundraising primarily comes from Kroger's Community Reward Program. Participation in Kroger's program is easy. Simply register your Kroger Plus Card on Kroger's website and designate St. Timothy Lutheran Church as the organization you wish to benefit. When you purchase something at Kroger (groceries, pharmacy, gasoline) - and present your Kroger Card, WELCA will receive 4% of that purchase. It is literally that easy!

Cards must be re-registered each August through Kroger's website. Please help WELCA and re register your card today or, if you do not have a card, pick one up at Kroger's Customer Service Desk and register it. To re-register or register your card, go to kroger.com, click on community near the top of the screen and follow the instructions. Should you need help or if you do not have access to the web, please call Elise Boucher at 615-738-6473 or 615-530-7919.