Women at Our Church

If you are a female member of the Lutheran Church, you are automatically a member of WELCA

If you are interested developing a personal connection with other women in our congregation who are of somewhat similar age and life experiences, you may want to join a Circle. Circles meet once a month and provide an excellent opportunity for fellowship, good food, and a interesting program and opportunities to service God.

To become a memeber of a Circle, just contact the leader of the Circle or someone in the circle and let them know you are interested. All women of our church are welcomed.

Currently, our Circles offerings are:

Dorothy Circle

  • When: second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm
  • Where: at a member’s home, at the church or at a restaurant
  • The Meeting:
    • Food: Usually the host provides a meal, sometimes members have brought items for a salad bar, baked potato bar, etc.
    • Programs: Member volunteer to present the program and sometimes they have a guest speaker so the program varies according to the presenter
    • Offering: Their offerings support Epiphany Unit of Women of the ELCA and any needs in our church or community.
  • Fellowship: other fun activities are scheduled during the year, including outings and retreats.
  • Service: Providing food for Advent meals, Lenten meals, providing itmes for Lutheran World Relief school kits, and many church activities throughout the year.
  • Leader: Carolyn Wiley (336) 922-2214 carolynwiley@hotmail.com

Mary-Martha Circle

  • When: second Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am
  • Where: Epiphany Church Fellowship Hall
  • The Meeting:
    • Food: Members sign up to provide brunch food for the meeting
    • Programs: Member volunteer to present the program and sometimes they have a guest speaker so the program varies according to the presenter
    • Offering: Their offerings support Epiphany Unit of Women of the ELCA and their Sunshine Fund supports Lutheran World Relief, Pastor’s Discretionary Fund, Lutheran Services of the Carolinas, or any other support we feel is needed in our church or community.
  • Service: Providing food for Advent meals, Lenten meals, providing itmes for Lutheran World Relief school kits, and many church activities throughout the year.
  • Leader: Martha Oldland (336) 414-5602 mloldland@gmail.com

Nora Deal Circle

  • When: second Thursday of each month at 11:30 am
  • Where: Epiphany Church Fellowship Hall
  • The Meeting:
    • What to Bring: Bring your lunch and share a meal together at the meeting. Members volunteer to provide dessert and drinks each month.
    • Program: a short program provided by a member or guest speaker
    • Offering: Their offerings support Epiphany Unit of Women of the ELCA and any needs in our church or community.
  • Other Activities: They are available to deliver backpack meals for Ibraham Elementary following the meeting.
  • Service:
    • Preparing and serving Advent and Maundy Thursday lunches for Epiphany’s senior members and staff.
    • Providing food for Advent meals, Lenten meals, providing itmes for Lutheran World Relief school kits, and many church activities throughout the year.
  • Leader: Jean Darstein (336)924-6920 jcbd@windstream.net

Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (WELCA)

MISSION –
Mobilize women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ.

WELCA PURPOSE STATEMENT
As a community of women created in the image of God,
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.

NC Women of the ELCA

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