What is WELCA? It’s an easier way to say Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Quite a mouthful, we know. WELCA is the women’s ministry organization of the ELCA. It’s separately incorporated and is not an auxiliary of the church, and it’s financially independent and responsible for its own financial affairs. Financial support comes from individual and group offerings and gifts.

Women’s Ministry is for women of all ages who are seeking opportunities to gather, grow in friendship and faith, to serve our church and community. We have many opportunities to meet and serve through Christ.

Miriam Circle
All women are welcome. We meet on the third Monday of each month, at 7:00 p.m., for the purpose of studying different books of the Bible or faith-developing topics. Meeting places rotate among members’ homes. Be sure to check the calendar or call the office for the current month’s meeting place.

Our annual SERRV fair-trade event is held on two Sundays in late Fall. There are many beautiful, useful and unique items, all crafted by artisans from around the globe.

Ladies Night Out
Held monthly at different restaurants, come and enjoy some food, fun and fellowship! Check on the calendar or call the office to learn what day, and where, we’ll meet.

Annual Garage and Bake Sale
This is our major fundraising event, held in early June. Every room is filled with trinkets and treasures. One-hundred-percent of the proceeds are donated to worthy causes. This great fundraiser needs a new chairperson, if you are interested in helping out, please give the office a call at (320) 573-2001.

Heartland Conference Gathering
NEMN Synod Women’s Summer Gathering

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155 WALNUT AV W | PO BOX 128 | UPSALA, MN 56384 | 320-573-2001

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