Women of the ELCA

welcaOur Saviour Executive Committee Officers
President Sandra Hughes
Vice President  Linda Griffith
Secretary Caroline Raszewski
Treasurer Ann Satterwhite
Advisor Linda Griffith

Circle Chairs
Cameron Circle Chair: Isma Boland
Lydia Circle Chair: Marie Lybrand
Rebekah Circle Chair: Loleta Keitt

Note:  All women of the church are considered members of the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; therefore, we encourage joining a circle to help foster better communication within our congregation.  You do not have to become active in a circle to participate in any of our events.

January 23 6 PM Executive Board Meeting (Circle Leaders with Unit Officers)
Opening Prayer – Linda Griffith
February 7-8 SC-WELCA Camp Kinard Bible Study “What’s Love Got To Do With It” Pastor Christi Pursey, Spiritual Director/Chaplain at Camp Kinard, will present a Bible study based on 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 in keeping with the 2020 convention theme “Just Love.”  The retreat is a time of fellowship and learning.
March 6 World Day of Prayer
March 15 3 PM,  Spring SC-WELCA Saxe Gotha Conference Meeting at Mt. Tabor/West  Columbia
April 5 3 PM Joint Circle Meeting
Devotion/Prayer – Rebekah
Refreshments – Lydia
April 18 OSLC-WELCA Retreat/One-day Retreat at Our Saviour (Rebekah  Circle)
9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (lunch included), cost is $25/person
Guest speakers:  Mary Havens (morning) and Cherie Nettles (afternoon)
April 24-26 SC-WELCA Spring Retreat at Isle of Palms
April 26 OSLC-Newberry College Women’s League Sunday (Cameron)
June 12-13 SC-WELCA Synodical Convention, St. Philip’s/Newberry (2461 St. Philips Church Road, Newberry, SC. 29108), theme:  “Just Love” based on 1 Corinthians 16:14 – “Let all that you do be done in love.”
July 14-16 WELCA Triennial, Phoenix, AZ
September 20 3 PM,  Fall SC-WELCA Saxe Gotha Conference Meeting at Our Saviour
October 4 3 PM Joint Circle Meeting (Officers Elected)
Devotion/Prayer – Cameron
Refreshments – Rebekah
December 6 11:45 AM Executive Board Meeting immediately following Worship Service  (Circle Leaders with Unit Officers)
Opening Prayer – Ann Satterwhite

There are 3 circles that the women of the congregation participate in.
Each circle takes on different responsibilities during the year.

2020 WELCA Directory

CAMERON CIRCLE
2nd Monday at 10 A.M.
at the church
Committee Assignment
Growth
Leader— Isma Boland
Recorder—Isma Boland
LYDIA CIRCLE
2nd Monday at 6:00 P.M.
in a member’s home
Committee Assignment
Action
Leader—Marie Lybrand
Recorder—Beverly Nivens
REBEKAH CIRCLE
1st Monday at 10 A.M.
at the church
Committee Assignment
Community
Leader—Loleta Keitt
Recorder—Linda Griffith
Treasurer—Linda Hill