Women of the ELCA

WELCA is the women’s ministry organization of the ELCA, and all women of Epiphany Lutheran are invited to be WELCA members. Together 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, society and the world---all, to fulfill WELCA’s mission “to mobilize women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ.”

For more information, contact Clare Smith at smithwarshawsky@gmail.com

In addition to monthly meetings, Epiphany WELCA hosts such events as 

  • Craft Bazaar is a fundraiser to support local, state, and national charities.  Southern Illinois artists and crafters join WELCA members to sell jewelry, purses, soaps, clothing, special baked goods, and many other items just in time for the Christmas gift season.
  • Bible Study using WELCA’s Gather magazine
  • Mother/Daughter Spring Luncheon
  • Church fellowship following worship once a month
  • Tailgating booth at SIU football games
  • Special projects—Shawl ministry, cookbook with WELCA’s recipes
  • Projects in collaboration with Carbondale Church Women United