Mobilizing women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ.
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.
Click here to visit the Women of the ELCA website at www.womenoftheelca.org.
There are three expressions of Women of the ELCA, each with its own constitution:
- Congregational, inter-congregational and special units (about 7,000)
- Synodical Women’s Organization (in 64 of the ELCA’s 65 synods)
- Churchwide Women’s Organization
The following information is for the Southwestern Minnesota Women of the ELCA.
- Click here for the SW MN Synod WELCA Synodical Board for 2016-17 (PDF)
- Click here for the SW MN Synod WELCA Constitution and Bylaws (PDF)
- SW MN Synod Women of the ELCA Convention “Gathered in Grace”
May 6, 2017
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Redwood Falls
Download the publicity packet for the convention for more information about the convention including our speaker, churchwide guest, workshops, schedule and MORE. It also contains your registration, scholarship and resolution forms.
Click here for convention packet
Click here to save and download the Convention Display letter and form.
- The Women of the ELCA Tenth Triennial Gathering
July 13-16, 2017
Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis
- WELCA Conference Gatherings
Crow River, April 29 – Gethsemane, Dassel
Glacial Ridge, April 24 – Glenwood, Glenwood
Great River, April 1 – Gustavus Adolphus, Foley
Lac Qui Parle, April 18 – Big Bend, Milan
Lakeland, April 1 – Faith, Spicer
Minnesota Valley, April 18 – Bernadotte, Bernadotte
Prairie, April 22 – First, Tyler
Scenic Valley, April 20 – English, Walnut Grove
Shetek, April 22 – Grace, Westbrook
Watonwan River, April 1 – Trinity, Truman