First Lutheran Church
Friday, October 19, 2018
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. Willing volunteers and helpful hands are always needed.
 
Local Contacts:  Marilyn Kane 472-3507, Margaret Berg 472-2543, Norma Bogner 451-1152