WELCA Board for 2019 President: Chris Van Emmerik Vice-President: Carolyn Roff Secretary: Alison Lacina Treasurer: Dee Ann Leines
Mission Growth: Marion Bjorgan, Sheila Reich Mission Action: Ann Piersol, Linda Hoffman
The 2019 WELCA Book is available in the Parish Hall
WELCA SPRING GATHERING The Spring Gathering for Conference 2 of Women of the ELCA will be Saturday, April 27 at First Lutheran Church in Middle River. The theme is “It is Well with my Soul.”
Registration and morning coffee is from 8:30-9:00 am.
Program starts at 9:00 am.
Luncheon is 11:30 am.
Registration fee $10.
Featured speaker is Pastor Vicki Saude-Worthington of Grace Lutheran Church in Grygla sharing insights on dealing with grief in families.
Entertainment is Middle River Ladies “Just for Fun” Style Show.
LILY BAGSDONATIONS NEEDED During the 40 Days of Lent, Bethany’s Women of the ELCA are collecting undergarments in sizes small to 2XL for victims of sexual assault.
The “lily bags” include sports bras, underpants, socks and prayer squares,
and we are also including tights, Scrub Pants, or jogging shorts.
The bags will be donated to local hospitals to give to victims when their clothing has been taken for evidence.
The next meeting of WELCA is Wednesday, April 17th The general meeting is at 6:30 pm.
Open to all confirmed women of Bethany
“Come and See”, John 1:39-41 has been chosen as the Theme for Bethany's Women of the ELCA for 2019.
“Come and See” is the invitation that Jesus gave to His first disciples, the Apostle John being one of them. “Come and See” is the invitation that Jesus gives to people today.
“Come and See” is the invitation we send to all confirmed women of Bethany. Join us at 6:30 on the 3rd Wednesday of the month for fellowship, worship and service. We NEED you, regardless of age, abilities and even attitudes. We have lots of work to do sharing God's love and joy.
Please join us.
Here is a picture of Carolyn Roff with two prayer shawls of the many she has made. She has been doing this ministry since last year. These shawls are prayed over as she makes them and also by the Women's Bible Study group. They are given to people in need.
Come join the fun! Winter quilting Wednesdays beginning at 9:30 am. You don’t have to know how to quilt as we need people to tie knots, thread needles, cut fabric and enjoy the day with the group! Lunch included. We will meet each Wednesday EXCEPT the week of circle when we will meet on Monday at 9:30 am.
Quilts on Pews – There is a total of 32 quilts sewn by our quilting group that will be donated to Lutheran World Relief and Inter County Nursing to be distributed to families in need.
Marie Seeger, Linda Hoffman,Carolyn Roff, Bev Gilbertson, Marion Bjorgan, Phyllis Borg, Ann Piersol, Nina Bakke, not pictured, Mavis Arvidson
The Women’s Bethany Bible study group met this morning at Sandy Bertilrud’s. Cathy Gilleland, Marion Bjorgan, Carolyn Roff, Marie Seeger, Linda Hoffman, Pastor Graff, Terri Hams, Mavis Arvidson, and Bev Gilbertson.
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