Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (WELCA)

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 Programs

Are you looking for a new group to join at First Lutheran 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 (605) 360-4168 or Kathy Stelzer at (605) 332-1820 if you have questions.

Seasons of Life Program presented by Arlene Bich. October 4, 12 p.m. We will no doubt be able to identify with much of what Arlene will have to say.

Salute to Veterans. November 8, 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. 

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

Monthly Circles

Please call Marcia Huffman at (605) 360-4168 or Kathy Stelzer at (605) 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) hosts a coffee sale the second Sunday of 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.

Bazaar 2018

All FLC women are invited to prepare for our 2018 Bazaar (click for more info) held Saturday, November 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 through 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, TVs, or encyclopedias.


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