WELCA Misson Statement

The Mission and Purpose:

 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 callings, engage in ministry and action, and promote healing and wholeness in the church, the society, and the world.


Tuesdays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., September through May.  Betty Eyster leads Bible study the first and third Tuesday.  Come join us in making greeting cards for a local assisted living facility, knitting receiving blankets and caps for newborns, and be a part of the Prayer Shawl Ministry.  Please join us and be a part of some new projects and services.  We need YOUR ideas too.

We send a WELCA newsletter to all the women of Ascension. Also available in the link below.  

Our needle workers are knitting and crocheting baby caps, blankets, scarves, etc.  They meet every Wednesday at 10 a.m.

The Lutheran Chicks meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 6 pm at local restaurants.  Watch the Booster or bulletin for where we meet next and please feel free to join us for a bit of fellowship and a bite to eat.  Family members are welcome, too!  For December we'll be meeting at Memaw's.

There is something for everyone--and, maybe, you know something else we should/could be doing.  Please join us Tuesday mornings at 9:30!

WELCA Sunday Thank Offering

Upcoming Events:

November 10-12, Fall Gathering 2017: This year's Fall Gathering will be November 10, ll, 12, 2017...Lake Yale... Leesburg.... You've read all about it. Don't miss it-Put on your calendar!

The Members of the Board:

President: Beverly Galloway

Vice President: Carol Simonides

Secretary: Joyce Straehla

Treasurer: Siggi McGlothlin


Needles and Quilters

Our needle workers meeting on Wednesdays at 10 AM to knit and crochet baby caps, blankets, scarves, etc. for those in need.


WELCA members working on quilts that will be donated to Lutheran World Relief

Golf Shirts and Magnets

  The Women of ELCA are selling golf shirts and magnets with our official Ascension Lutheran Church seal. Shirts and magnets will be displayed on Sunday, April 2nd. Collared shirts are $25.00 and magnets are $8.00 each or $15.00 for two. A portion of each sale will be donated to The Women's Center, Melbourne, Florida.

Thank Offering

On behalf of the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, (WELCA) we would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude for all the support we received at our Thank Offering Service held March 5, 2017.

Special thanks to Jim Rindelaub and Richard Bradley in accompanying us with their beautiful music as we sang our traditional hymn “I was there to hear your borning cry.”

Also our thanks to our photographers, Wayne Savold and Dawn Currie. If you have not had an opportunity to visit our website, please take time to do so. Dawn does a fabulous job in capturing all events that are going on at Ascension. Thank you Dawn.

All proceeds collected this year, in excess of $2,300.00+ will be supporting missionary work both abroad, as well as the United States. A check has been forwarded to WELCA’s home office for distribution.

Thank you again and God Bless you.

Bev Galloway