Community Focus for the Month

WELCA is open for all women in our church.  We would love to have you join us.  We meet on the first Wednesday of the month in Hoffner Hall at 6:00 PM

St. Paul’s Evangelical Church
WELCA Circle Letter

June 2023

Can you believe that we are almost halfway through 2023?  

The Southeastern Women of the ELCA Convention this year in Augusta is  September 15th through September 17th.  Information on the convention can be found at their website:  Copies of the registration form as well as an informational outline are available in the Narthex.  Because the convention is hosted by the Ebenezer Cluster our assistance is requested in performing the tasks listed in the outline.  The name and phone numbers above each of the divisions is who should be contacted if you’re interested in performing any of the tasks. 

During June and July, we are collecting for P.A.C.K. and the Craft Group.  P.A.C.K. information is attached.  Monetary collections for the Craft Group will be to purchase fabric, batting and other necessary supplies to keep our quilt projects going.

The Annual Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser will be held on August 6th.  This will raise money to purchase items as well as shipping for Lutheran World Relief.  The Craft Group has quilts saved up so that we can have a “Tie One On” night for our Circle members.  We should by then have some of our school kit items available for packing.  We’ll hopefully have some snacks and drinks to keep us energized and up to the task. We can make this a fun night and many hands make light work.

In-gathering dates for LWR this year are Friday, August 25th and Saturday, August 26th by appointment.  We need to make sure we get our LWR donations done in a timely manner so we can get them packaged and ready for transport to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Rincon.  We are once again contributing school kits, quilts, and hopefully personal care kits and fabric kits.  Because the requirements for contributions are so specific, we are asking for contributions of  cash or check, marking the memo line for LWR.  There are blue WELCA donation envelopes in the Narthex that can be placed in the offering plate.

Please read your Epistle’s, Bulletin’s and check the church calendar for information about the goings-on at the church.  Too many times people say they didn’t know about important things that they missed that have been publicized.

The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.  Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.  Deuteronomy 31:8

God’s blessings to each of you,