Women of the ELCA (WECLA)
Our purpose is to serve 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. Our commitment is to accomplish the purpose of Women of the Evangelical Lutheran church in America, women in this unit shall commit themselves to:
- Come together for study, support and action.
- Participate in the ministry of Women of the ELCA beyond the congregation.
- Support financially the total program of the Women of the ELCA.
- Designate leadership that shall be in communication with the synodical and church-wide women’s organization.
Mission areas – provide programs and support
Growth: Provide a variety of learning experiences which strengthen each woman as a whole person, develop her potential, and equip her for ministry, both through small groups and congregation-wide events and activities.
Action: Provide occasions and activities which equip and challenge women to articulate and act upon their faith as Disciples of Christ in all areas of life.
Community: Establish support groups and provide other occasions which enable each woman to value her and others as created in God’s image and redeemed through Christ; and to build up and celebrate relationship which are global, diverse, and interdependent.
Bible Study Groups: Chocolate Boutique – Is anon-traditional women’s Bible study. Meets for six sessions, September, October, January, February, March and April. The meeting times are 6:30. If interested in attending, please call Brenda Bunn: 608-822-3165
LOVE Circle: Meets the second Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the hostess home. Special projects are doing cheer boxes for shut-ins at Thanksgiving, packaging health kits and layettes for Lutheran World Relief.
Sew & Sews: The St. Peter Sew & Sews gather in the church basement on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday mornings of each month. They assemble, tie, and surge quilts that are sent to Lutheran World Relief and other worthy missions. All of the quilts are made from donated materials. The ladies are in charge of our annual clothing drive in October. In the spring tickets are sold on a quilt during the annual Womens Bazzar. Proceeds go toward the cost of shipping the quilts to Lutheran World Relief. The Sew & Sews are always looking for good used sheets and other quilting materials. Also, they welcome anyone who could volunteer their time to help.