Women's Circles (WELCA)
Women of the ELCA is the women's organization of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, with over 500,000 participants of all ages throughout the United States and the Caribbean. In 2001, Women of the ELCA underwent an organizational assessment, refining its mission "to mobilize women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ." This mission built the framework for the organization's redefined purpose of offering a place of mutual support for women to "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."
THREE OPPORTUNITIES FOR BIBLE STUDY
Dorcas Circle meets at 1:15 PM on the 4th Thursday each month. For all women interested in Bible Study and fellowship. The Gather magazine supplies lessons to aid in spiritual growth. Members take turns presenting the lesson. Contact Bette Johnson at 692-4148.
Esther Circle meets at 9:00 AM on the 4th Thursday each month. We are a welcoming group of people willing to share in conversation and life experiences. The Fireside Room at Ascension is heated and coffee is on. We usually have “potluck” for a morning treat. Contact Lois Bellows at 697-5084 or Mary Kidwiler at 692-2511.
Eve Circle meets at 6:00 PM on the 4th Monday each month. We invite others to join our friendly group for a relaxing evening of sharing and Bible Study. Contact Doris Brown at 692-5901 or Nancy Nelson at 692-5312.
Quilters meet at Ascension each Thursday at 9:00 AM. If that time doesn’t work for you, bags of quilt squares can be sewn at home. We are always in need of clean fabric and sheets. Contact Joanne Matthees (692-1783) or Dianne Hoff (692-1797) for more information.
OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE
PRAYER CHAIN & EMAIL PRAYER NET
Contact the church office (692-6565) if you have a request for the prayer chain or would like to be added to the email or telephone prayer chains.
DEVOTIONS AT UNITED LIVING COMMUNITY
Twice a year, led by Circle members.
QUILTING each Thursday of the month, at 9:00-11:30 a.m. Materials needed are old sheets, bed spreads, blankets, cottons, knits, corduroy, wools, flannels, or washable materials. Crochet thread is also needed.
HYVEE GROCERY RECEIPTS. Place grocery receipts in the appropriate drawer in the cabinet near the Fireside Room.