Women of the ELCA Mission & 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. Go to the WELCA website for more information!
This active group of women hosts several activities throughout the year. Our biggest events are a fall retreat, an Advent brunch, and a spring luncheon, all with wonderful programs. This year we started our popular Summer Craft Night series, for crafters of all ages and experience levels to learn and share.
We also support the ongoing work of Lutheran World Relief and share our talents with many of the ministries of St. Mark’s. We quilt and assemble school and new-baby kits for those in desperate need at home and abroad, we study the bible, we support youth scholarships, and we work to make St. Mark’s a welcoming place to grow in faith and fellowship.
Holiday Bazaar–Saturday, November 4, 2017
Circle Bible Studies
Lydia Circle—beginning October 2017- first Tuesday of the month in the Parish Commons Classroom—bring a brown bag lunch;
Ruth Ann Circle—meets monthly in Gig Harbor homes—contact Suzy Reynolds if interested;
Gig Harbor Circle– If you live in Gig Harbor and would like to meet with other women for Circle Bible Study, contact Joan Nelson, firstname.lastname@example.org; time and location will be determined based on input.
Save the Date: February 23-24, 2017 at Camp Burton, Vashon Island