What Is Women of the ELCA 'WELCA'?

It's an easy way to say Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. WELCA is the women's ministry organization of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. In Women of the ELCA, you will find:

  • support on your faith journey
  • support for making a difference in your community and around the world
  • a community of women that prays together
  • Bible study
  • the joy of growing in faith and friendship

Women of the ELCA Purpose Statement

“As a community of women created in the image of God, called to discipleship in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves to grow in faith, affirm our gifts, support one another in our calling, engage in ministry and action, and promote healing and wholeness in the church, the society, and the world.”

What Does Calvary Women of the ELCA 'CWELCA' Do?

As an organization, CWELCA:

  • oversees luncheons served to visiting groups (such as conference gatherings and funerals)
  • hosts fellowship events for women and the parish at large
  • acts as a liaison for synod and national women’s events
  • hosts the Ladies Bible Study
  • financially supports causes of Calvary, the community and internationally

Being members of Calvary, all women in the congregation are part of CWELCA.


Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

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Contact Us

Telephone: 715-356-5080
8632 Highway 51 North, PO Box 63
Minocqua, WI 54548-0063
Email: celc2@frontier.com


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