Women of the ELCA

welcaOur Saviour Executive Committee Officers
President Linda Griffith
Vice President  Isma Boland
Secretary to be appointed as needed
Treasurer Ann Satterwhite
Advisor Sandra Hughes

Circle Chairs
Cameron Circle Chair: Isma Boland
Lydia Circle Chair: Caroline Raszewski
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.

(DUE TO THE COVID-19, THE CALENDAR IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITH LOCATIONS/DETAILS PROVIDED LATER)

January 9 – (Sunday)  Installation of Council, LMM & WELCA Officers
January 20 – 6 PM (Thursday)– WELCA Executive Meeting (circle leaders w/unit officers)
                        Opening Prayer:  Linda Griffith 
February 25-26 – (Friday-Saturday)  SCWELCA Camp Kinard Retreat (www.scwelca.org)
March 4 – World Day of Prayer
March 13 – 3 PM Spring SCWELCA Saxe Gotha Conference Meeting
                        OSLC/Cameron Hostess
                        DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS  
April TBA – OSLC-Newberry College Women’s League Sunday (Cameron Circle)
April – OSLC-WELCA Retreat (Rebekah Circle)
April 17 – Easter Sunday
April 19 – 6 PM (Tuesday) Joint OSLC-WELCA Meeting 
                        Devotional/Prayer:  Lydia
                        Refreshments:  Cameron
May TBA – SCWELCA Isle of Palms Lutheran Retreat Center Bible Study (www.scwelca.org)
June 24-25 – (Friday/Saturday) SC Women of the ELCA Convention
                         at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer/ Newberry 
                        “He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands”  (www.scwelca.org
September TBA –  Fall Saxe Gotha Conference Meeting—Mt. Tabor  (www.scwelca.org)
October 2 – 3-5 PM (Sunday)- Joint OSLC WELCA Meeting
                        (Officer nominations/election)
                        Devotional/Prayer – Rebekah
                        Refreshments – Lydia
November 6 -DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS  
December 4 – Immediately following Worship Service – WELCA Executive Meeting
                        (circle leaders w/unit officers)
                        Opening Prayer:  Ann Satterwhite
2023 –  WELCA 12th Triennial Convention & Gathering, Phoenix, AZ 

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

2022 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
Community
Leader—Caroline Raszewski
Recorder—Beverly Nivens

REBEKAH CIRCLE
1st Monday at 10:30 A.M.
at the church
Committee Assignment
Action
Leader—Loleta Keitt
Recorder— Linda Griffith
Treasurer—Linda Hill

OSLC-WELCA STANDING RULES Adopted April 9 2015
OSLC-WELCA Hospitality Team Guidelines Approved May 25 2021