Women of the ELCA (WELCA)
Who We Are
Women of the ELCA (WELCA) includes Lutheran women who gather for service, study, advocacy, and fellowship. WELCA embraces all kinds of ministries that support our mission of mobilizing women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ. There are approximately 75 active WELCA church units within the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin. These church women’s groups are overseen by a Synodical Women’s Organization, an elected board of 10-12 women.
Dear Sisters in Christ,
Welcome to the web page of the South Central Wisconsin Synodical Women’s Organization. Here you can find links to resources and news about the Women of the ELCA (WELCA) both in our local church units as well as from Churchwide.
As we look outside at the blanket of snow, church quilting groups are busy working on their Lutheran Relief Projects. At the conference level, several Spring Gatherings are being planned.
I invite you to consider attending the national Triennial Gathering in Phoenix next summer from July 16-19. This is an inspirational thought-provoking event. Costs involve transportation, hotel, registration, and food. We are region 5K. Please let me know if you plan to attend or need help with the registration. So far, we have around 20 women attending from our synod. Hope to see a few more!
SWO President – Region 5K
South-Central Synod of Wisconsin WELCA SWO Officers and Board
The women’s synodical board is composed of 9-12 dedicated women. There is a liaison from this board to each of the conferences.
Conferences/Churches within the synod
Baraboo Conference – 14 churches
Barneveld Conference – 18 churches
Beaver Dam Conference – 11 churches
Beloit Conference – 15 churches
East/West Conference – 33 churches
Elkhorn Conference – 11 churches
Monroe Conference – 12 churches
Southlake Conference – 13 churches
Southwest Conference – 11 churches
For information about the Women of the ELCA, please contact Janna Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or (262) 215-6892.
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The Trumpeter, newsletter of the Women of the South Central Synod of WI, is published 4 times per year January, April, July and October.
The Trumpeter is available FREE of charge by email. Please send your request to email@example.com.
Paper subscriptions can be ordered on the form on last page of the Trumpeter for $8.00 per year.
One free copy of the Trumpeter is sent to every church in the South Central Synod either by email or U.S. Post Office and should be available through your church office. It may be forwarded and/or reproduced as needed. When reproducing please include the Trumpeter’s name and issue date. If your church did not receive a Trumpeter, please contact the Trumpeter at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm the church’s email and/or street address.
Our current and past issues of The Trumpter can be found below:
Current: April 2020 Trumpeter
ASSIST – Counseling for Wellness
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
ELCA Churchwide Assembly
ELCA Disaster Response
ELCA Malaria Campaign
ELCA World Hunger
ELCA Youth Gathering
LuMin, the Lutheran Camus Ministry Network of the ELCA
Lutheran Men in Mission (LMM)
Lutheran Office for Public Policy in Wisconsin (LOPPW)
Lutheran Planned Giving of Wisconsin (LPGW)
Lutheran Social Services (LSS)
Lutherans United Assisting After Disasters (LUAD)
Lutheran World Relief (LWR)
Madison Area Lutheran Council (MALC) Jail Ministry
Lutheran Outdoor Ministries
Wisconsin Council of Churches (WCC)
Women of the ELCA (WELCA)