Purpose Statement: Women of the ELCA

As a community of women created in the image of God, called to discipleship in Jesus Christ, 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.  


Bethlehem Women of the ELCA Coodinating Committee


Coming Events

Study and Share (All Women)

Women of all generations gather to discuss the study that is printed in the monthly Women of the ELCA magazine, “Gather.” Copies of the study will be available at the Bible study or can be picked up at the church office. 

  • Meets the second Saturday at 9:00 a.m. during school year in the Fireside Room
  • Time to be determined later for summer months

Circle

Circles will meet various days and times each month or you may start a group of your own choosing. 

  • Grace Circle - meets the third Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room or as announced.  Contact Linda Roth at blroth@midco.net or Joan Foss at afoss@abe.midco.net for more information. 
  • Martha Circle - meets the third Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. in Conference Room 1 or as announced.  Contact Elaine Johnson at
    225-8684 for more information.  
  • Ruth Fellowshp Circle meets the third Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room.  Contact Donna Borchard at 229-2228 for more information.
  • Saturday Morning Circle - meets the third Saturday at 10:00 a.m. in the Fireside Room.  Contact Kathy Bourdon at 380-1377 for more information.


WELCA Coordinating Committee Meetings

After Study and Share - all women are welcome to stay and give input


2018 BLC Women’s Retreat , April 27 - 29

Registration is open for the Annual Bethlehem Women’s Retreat.  This is a time of sisterhood, renewal, rest and faith building.  All are welcome so bring a friend! We will be gathering at Joy Ranch from Friday evening April 27 through noon on Sunday, April 29.  Applications are available from the church office. Contact Jody Bull or Pastor Rhia for more information. 


Fall Retreat

September 15, 2018 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Aberdeen, SD


2019 Winter Board Meeting

Hosted by Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Aberdeen, SD – January date to be determined

Piecemakers

Bethlehem Lutheran Piecemakers construct mission quilts for donation through Lutheran World Relief (LWR). They meet every Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon, at the church to assemble the quilts which are made almost entirely from donated materials. Everyone is welcome to help. Any skill level is needed…no quilting or sewing experience necessary. Many processes are involved including ironing, cutting fabric, pinning edges, tying knots through the layers, machine stitching the binding, packing, etc. Please join the fun and we will find a job for you. No reservations or sign up needed; no mandatory weekly attendance; just come when you are available.  Contact the church office for more information.