WELCA Misson Statement

The Mission and Purpose:

Our Mission: Mobilizing women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ.

Our 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.

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


Tuesdays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., September through May.  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.

1st Tuesday - Monthly Meeting

2nd Tuesday - Crafts for the Bazaar

3rd Tuesday - Crafts for the Bazaar

4th Tuesday - Quilting for Lutheran World Relief

5th Tuesday - Quilting or crafts

Needles, 10 AM, Wednesdays - Our needle workers are knitting and crocheting baby caps, blankets, scarves, etc.

Bible Study (schedule change), 9:30-11:30 on the 4th Wednesday starting December 27th

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

The Members of the Board:

President: Beverly Galloway

Vice President: Carol Simonides

Secretary: Joyce Straehla

Treasurer: Siggi McGlothlin


Invite to All

Have a creative streak?  Have you been given some wonderful gifts that you can provide to help our church?  Well, we hope that many will answer this question (because creativity comes in MANY ways!) by saying YES, and come to an information and formative meeting regarding a new opportunity to help support Ascension and its ministries that is being provided by W/ELCA on behalf of the entire church (BUT – this is NOT a ‘females only’ event – ALL are welcome!!!!).  The meeting will take place on Sunday, September 17th at 6:30 p.m. in Classrooms 5 & 6 – come enjoy some cookies and coffee or tea, and let those creativity juices flow!  If you can’t make the meeting, but are keenly interested in learning how YOU can help, please contact Beatrice Showman.

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.