WELCA News January 2019

I am always amazed at how fast the days, weeks and months fly by. It has been a month since the Holiday Festival. Even though the History Center didn’t hold the home tour and the weather was so threatening—there was good attendance. If you noticed several new members were helping in the kitchen and fellowship hall. It seems like there was lots of energy and joy in the room. Lots of laughing. Deb Bradt used a new website to inform all women how they could sign up to help. It worked very well. The new menu was very well received. All Lefse was sold and most everyone went home with some holiday baked goods. A big thank you to everyone. The money we raised will be put to good use!

So now the new year is here. Back to the grind stone! The year planning process starts, for the board, in January.
JoAnn Ring has been a much valued, respected and needed member of the board for many years. She has sadly decided it is time for her to resign from the board. We will miss her greatly but wish her well. She will continue as circle leader and quilting leader. Many-many thanks for all her work with WELCA.

So here goes—another year for surprises!! Leah Wichmann Hinz, WELCA President.

Dates to note:

WELCA Board Jan.2 5:30pm Church
Naomi Circle Jan 10 9am Church (Note place) Lois Johnson
Rebekah Jan 17 (note date change) 1:30 pm Deb Wilkinson home
Quilting Jan. 24 9am Church Naomi circle hosting

WELCA News-December 2018

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR. Soon it will be 2019. It is our hope for peace and love in our world.

On December 2 we will hold the annual WELCA thank offering at each service. This tradition goes back to the 1800’s. Offerings are given in gratitude for the blessings we all receive. Money received is used to support the many life-changing ministries of Women of the ELCA. Thank you for your offering this year. (There are no envelopes for this offerings.)

Have a blessed holiday season,
Leah Wichmann Hinz, President of WELCA

WELCA Board Meeting-Dec. 5th – 5:30pm at church Rebekah Circle -Dec. 13 -10:30am JoAnn Ring home

(Note time change)
Naomi Circle -Dec.13 9am Carolyn Bartlett home

Ruth Circle – 8am Bridget’s café

No guilting in Nov. or Dec.
And no QUILTING either!!

What is better than decorating a Christmas cookie?

Not much – especially if you get to eat it yourself or give it to a friend!
At this year’s Holiday Luncheon and Bake Sale, scheduled for Saturday, December 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., something new is being planned for the children attending. After finishing their lunch (soup, chili, and sandwiches), kids will have the opportunity to decorate a cookie for their dessert!

AND – Pastor Marggi will be on hand with a furry puppet or two! Who knows what stories they will tell? But one thing for sure, it will be fun!
Look and listen for where to go after you are finished with your lunch. Be sure to bring your parents or grandparents with you to the lunch, too! (They might also want to buy some lefse, holiday treats, or crafts!)

WELCA Circles

Ruth Circle meets at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday June 4th, July 2nd & August 6th at Bridget’s Café.

[meets every 1st Wed. – 8 a.m. – Bridget’s]

Naomi Circle: 9:00am June 12th at Sandy Lohman’s house, hosted by Lois Johnson.

Rebekah Circle: 1:30pm  June 12th at JoAnn Ring’s.

Women’s Shelter & Food Shelf Fundraiser Success

Our Sunday, May 4th church fundraiser was a terrific success!  All of the collected items were delivered on Monday, May 5th.  Many items were also given to the Zumbrota Area Food Shelf, including bedding and hygiene items.  Our thanks to ALL who donated including our WELCA Quilting Group, Main Street Trading, and Dr. Christensen & Mary Birmingham of Midwest Dental.

God Bless You All,
URLC Women’s Shelter Committee