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.

WELCA Foothills Spring Conference

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has not pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?  Dear children, letu us not love, in word or speech, but in truth and action.   1 John 3 16-18

Our speaker will be Cindy Sanders, Executive Director with Pickens County Habitat for Humanity and a member of University Lutheran.  Our church plays an important role in helping support the ministry of the work that is done by this very worthwhile organization.  The Pickens County Habitat for Humanity is part of the global, non-profit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seek to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope.


  • Welcome – Pastor Jon Heiliger
  • Guest Speaker – Cindy Sanders/Rosey Davis
  • Lunch
  • Business Session
  • Door Prizes

University Lutheran Church

111 Sloan Street, Clemson, SC 29631

Please RSVP by March 10, 2018 

Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018

Please Contact Roz Eckardt: 225-3810 or eckardt536@charter.net if you will be attending and for carpooling information.

                                                                                         WELCA CORNER
uring 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.

National Women of the ELCA web page

South Carolina Women of the ELCA page