Women’s Circle WELCA
Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
All women of Prince of Peace, who are confirmation age and older, are welcome and are encouraged to participate in WELCA’s many activities throughout the year.
Prayer Shawl Ministry – This ministry began at Prince of Peace in 2002 and continues to warm the people who receive these gifts, both inside and out.
These shawls are knitted or crocheted by members of the congregation with verbal prayers woven into their fabric. When a member of the congregation is aware of a person in need, a shawl is delivered and a prayer is offered to the recipient. Over 250 prayer shawls have been made and delivered through this inspirational ministry. This is truly God’s work, shown in the generous spirit of all who contribute by creating the shawls, donating money for the yarn, or blessing the recipient with the delivery of the shawl. An invitation is open to all members to be a part of this ministry. For questions, please contact Norma Ballard at 734-269-2267.
Prayer Chain – Prayers are offered for those in need by notifying the prayer chain. Contact Joy Fox with your request at 734-269-2982.
Events Coordinated by WELCA:
- Advent by Candlelight
- Birthday Cards for Shut-Ins
- Christmas Baskets for Shut-Ins
- Easter Breakfast
- Fellowship Hour
- Funeral Luncheons
- Graduate Breakfast
- Holiday Camp Lunch
- Lenten Supper
- Retiree Dinner
- Secret Pals
Additional WELCA Duties:
- Oversee Multipurpose Room Kitchen Supplies
- Oversee Community Center Kitchen Supplies
- Provide Action for LSSM Representative
- Provide River Raisin Cluster Representative
- Christmas in Ida Bake Sale
- Community Center Luncheons (Craft Shows)
- Rada Cutlery Sale
Each year, 10% of the earnings from the previous year’s fundraisers, are donated to a non-profit organization with this year’s donation going to Mercy House New Beginnings.
A Financial Committee has been established to decide on various expenditures and is authorized to spend up to $500. The members include: Donna Chambers, Alice Harris, Lana Kaminska, Lynette Powers, Laurie Sherman, and Carol Kamprath, Treasurer.
Please contact Darla Mruzek at 734-269-3817 if you would like more information or would like to volunteer to help with any WELCA activity.