Women of the E.L.C.A

Mission Statement: “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 calling, engage in ministry and action, and promote healing and wholeness in the church, the society and the world.”

The Women of the E.L.C.A. (WELCA) meet monthly on the second Saturday of the month at 10:00 a.m. for a potluck luncheon, September through May. All women attending Good Shepherd Lutheran Church are welcome to attend, and bring friends. There are no membership lists or dues. Meetings included Bible studies, featured speakers, or an activity.

WELCA is a warm, fun, inspirational group of women supporting each other and important needs in the community. 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 calling, engage in ministry and action, and promote healing and wholeness in the church, the society and the world.

WELCA is committed to providing child care at each meeting to encourage Moms to attend.


Remembrances: We remember those faithful WELCA members who enlightened and enlivened our meetings with their companionship; Rosalee Lockhart, Lucile "Cile" Crosby, Dorothy Bose, and Deb Gray. We miss them!

The women of Good Shepherd are a vital part of the church support with their time, talent, and treasure. We encourage youngsters, teens, and women of all ages to participate in this special sisterhood of faithful followers

WELCA Potluck and Field Trip

Saturday, April 13th 10:00-12:00

Field Trip: Mat-Su Health Foundation

777 N. Crusey Street.

10:00 am: meet at GSLC for meal and meeting

10:45 am: leave GSLC to drive to Mat-Su Health Foundation

Many important agencies have moved into this building to make life easier for Valley residents to get the services needed.

Included in the new building on Crusey Street is “Connections.”

Elizabeth Ripley, Executive Director, Mat-Su Health Foundation will be conducting the tour.

Carpooling will be available; the tour ends at 12:00

Come join us for this very informative field trip!