First Lutheran Church
Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Fairfield, Iowa

Women of the ELCA

Our Purpose: 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.
One Mission: To mobilize women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ.
Three Mission areas:
  • Community: to enable each woman to value herself and others as created in God’s image and redeemed through Christ; and to build up and celebrate relationships that are global, diverse, and interdependent.
  • Growth: To provide a variety of learning experiences that strengthen each woman as a whole person, develop her potential, and equip her for ministry.
  • Action: To enable women to articulate and act upon their faith as disciples of Christ in all arenas of life.
Local Opportunities at First Lutheran: 
Women of the ELCA meets the second Tuesday of each month at 12p.m. at the church.
Bible Study follows at 1p.m. All women are welcome and invited to attend and bring a snack or sack lunch.
Cluster Meetings: Cluster 8 WELCA groups meet in the spring and fall for gatherings on a regional basis for a chance to worship together and hear a speaker.
Mission: Action This is the group of busy, faithful women who meet the third Monday and Tuesday of the month from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the church basement to piece quilts, sew tops and backs, and tie quilts. ALL women members of First Lutheran are WELCA members. Willing volunteers and helpful hands are always needed.
Co-Presidents: Carol Carlson, Norma Bogner, Claudia Worley
Secretary: Debbie Riepe
Treasurer: Margaret Berg
Community/Justice Committee: Marilyn Kane & Judith Whitmore
Action/Stewardship Committee: Margaret Berg & Letha Goehring
Historian: Becky Thompson

Kitchen Supplies: Debbie Riepe