Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church (WELCA)

Bazaar 2018

All FLC women are invited to prepare for our 2018 Bazaar - Saturday, Nov. 3. Now is the time to gather with friends and family to plan or finish your crafts and projects. We have areas for kitchen items, seasonal and variety crafts, plants, woodwork projects, vintage linens, sweet shop candies and goodies, home-baked breads, cookies, traditional favorites and all your new and creative items. We are collecting attic treasures, antiques and uniques, holiday items and used books thru October 15. Please bring only clean usable and salable items in good condition/working order. Look for the Bazaar collection box near the elevator in the atrium. Please no electronics, TV's or encyclopedias.

Attic Treasure Pricing Days

Pricing is done in the Upper Room. Anyone is welcome to help. No experience is needed. 

  • Tuesday: August 28, 9 am to 1 pm (A light lunch is provided)
  • Wednesday: August 29 9 am to noon ( snacks are provided)
  • Tuesday: September 4, 9 am to 1 pm (A light lunch is provided)
  • Wednesday: September 5, 9 am to noon ( snacks are provided)
  • Tuesday: September 25, 9 am to 1 pm (A light lunch is provided)
  • Wednesday: September 26, 9 am to noon ( snacks are provided)

Monthly Programs

Are you looking for a new group to join at First Lutheran in 2018 that offers you interesting monthly programs, inspired Bible Studies led by fellow members, and a chance to serve others in our church, our community and around the world?  WELCA (Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America) meets the first Thursday of the month – times of the day vary –usually in the FLC Gathering Room. We gather to enjoy food, fellowship, singing, inspirational speakers and programs. Please call Marcia Huffman at 360-4168 or Kathy Stelzer at 332-1820 if you have questions.

August 2 at 10 a.m. At Good Earth State Park.
 All FLC women are invited
to Good Earth State Park on Thursday, Aug. 2, at 10 a.m. as we gather for coffee, fellowship and to learn about the culture, traditions and faith we share with our Native American brothers and sisters. Our speaker is Robert S. Johnson, a young Native American teacher of Native American Studies at Roosevelt High School. Some of his students will perform dance and song. Cost $1 park fee, or State Park Pass/carload. Meet at the church to arrange for directions and ride-sharing. Call Marcia Huffman at 360-4168.

Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. We plan to gather at the country church in the Heritage Park on the Augustana Campus for an old-fashioned church picnic and will hold our meeting in the church. The topic will be the “good old days” when communities revolved around their churches.  You will also have time to browse through the other buildings at the Park.

October 4 at noon. Our own talented Arlene Bich will give a program about the Seasons of Life.  We will no doubt be able to identify with much of what Arlene will have to say.

November 8 at 10 a.m. We offer a Salute to our Veterans, welcoming and honoring veterans who are members of FLC and others in the area and listen while they tell us what America means to them as veterans. 

December 1, Saturday, our 2018 season ends as we gather at 10:00 in Fellowship Hall to celebrate Jesus’ Birthday at our annual Christmas Party.  Come to enjoy special food treats, music, joy and laughter as we join with each other to celebrate the season of our Savior’s birth. 

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.

    Monthly Circles

    Please call Marcia Huffman at 360-4168, or Kathy Stelzer at 332-1820 for information.

    • Dorcas Circle│Third Thursday, 9:30 a.m.
    • Elizabeth Circle│Third Thursday, 9:30 a.m.
    • Hannah Circle│Third Thursday, 6 p.m.
    • Katie Circle│Third Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.
    • Lois Circle│Third Tuesday, 9 a.m.
    • Lydia/Rachel Circle│Third Thursday, 9:30 a.m.
    • Martha Circle│Third Thursday, 1 p.m.
    • Rhoda Circle│Third Thursday, 1 p.m.
    • Ruth Circle│Third Thursday, 7 p.m.
    • Sarah Circle│Third Thursday, 9:30 a.m.

      Bible Study

      In addition to an All-Circle Bible study, Circles hold Bible studies during their monthly meetings. 

      Fair Trade Coffee Sales

      First Lutheran Church Women (FLCW) host a coffee sale the second Sunday each month. A variety of Equal Exchange brand fair-trade coffees, teas, cocoa and chocolate from Lutheran World Relief are available. Stop by the table in the Welcome Center between services.


      Please contact the First Lutheran Church office for current leadership contacts (605) 336-3734.