WELCAlogoHTLC Women of the ELCA

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.
Our Mission:
To mobilize women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ.

2016  Holy Trinity WELCA Board Members:
Roz Eckardt, President
Cheryl Lane, Vice President
Edna Moore, Treasurer
Diane Richardson, Secretary

Circles meet every month except:
Morning Circle:  June, July, August
Katie’s Ladies:  July, August
Luther’s Ladies:  June, July, August

Details on meetings can be found in Sunday bulletins and monthly newsletter, The Messenger.

WELCA Morning group:
Leader: Janet Uhl
1st Thursday each month 10AM
at HTLC Fellowship Hall

Katie’s Ladies
Leader: Shirley Ebert
2nd Tuesday’s each month 6PM
HTLC Office Conference Room

Luther’s Ladies
Leaders: Beth Fischer & Whitney Moody
3rd Thursday each month 6:30 PM
HTLC Office Conference Room

Quilters Group
Wednesday Group
Leader: Jane Potter
2nd Wednesday Each Month
2PM – 5PM
Leader:  Jane Potter
Group meets every month except June, July, August and December
Saturday Group
Leader: Nancy Korn
4th Saturday Each Month
9AM – 12PM
Fellowship Hall quilting room
Group meets every month except November and December

Completed quilts are donated to Lutheran World Relief.

Anyone can participate — no experience required.



                                                                                       February 26              Bold Women Day

                                                                                                                         Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

                                                                                                                         Temple Talk by Sare Alexander, AIM


                                                                                       March 3                      World Day of Prayer

                                                                                                                          First Presbyterian Church

                                                                                                                          Anderson, SC


                                                                                        March 11                   Spring Foothills Conference

                                                                                                                           Lutheran Church of Our Savior

                                                                                                                           Greenville, SC


                                                                                         May 7                         WELCA Sunday

                                                                                                                            Holy Trinity Lutheran Church


                                                                                          June 9 – 10                SC WELCA Convention

                                                                                                                            St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church

                                                                                                                             Lexington, SC

                                                                                                                             Theme:  “All Anew”


                                                                                   Fall                             Fall Foothills Conference Meeting

                                                                                                                      Date and Host to be announced


                                                                                   RETREATS               Camp Kinard – February 10 – 11, 2017 


                                                                                                                    Isle of Palms – April 28 – 30, 2017


                                                                                                                     Wild Women Weekends at Lutheridge:

                                                                                                                     5 weekends (February 3-5, February 10-12,

                                                                                                                     March 10-12, March 17-19 and March 24-26, 2017)


                                                                                    July 11-13, 2017      Triennial Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota

               July 13-16, 2017      Triennial Gathering, Minneapolis, Minnesota

During recent months, the ladies of HTLC’s WELCA groups have been busy collecting household items for Family Promise for a family moving into permanent housing, making fleece blankets and pillowcases for the Linus Project conducted by the Electric City Quilting Guild, collecting cleaning/hygiene products for Family Promise and making quilts which will be donated to Lutheran World Relief.
WELCA Sunday will be held on Sunday, May 7, when all the activities of the service will be conducted by Congregational women. Jane Cahaly has gratuitously agreed to deliver the message on that Sunday. Funds collected via the WELCA envelopes that will be distributed on that day will go toward a scholarship for a female student at the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary.
As presented in the April issue of The Messenger, the South Carolina WELCA Convention will be held June 910, 2017, at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Lexington, SC. If you would like to attend the Convention as a Visitor, please contact Roz Eckardt. Registration deadline for Visitors is May 29, 2017. Donations for the Convention Projects, as detailed in the April Messenger, can be placed in the collection boxes in the Church Office or in the Narthex. Monetary donations or gift cards should be given to Roz Eckardt or to one of the WELCA group leaders. For further information on the Convention, its workshops and its projects, please visit the SCWELCA website at www.scwelca.com.

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