The Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (WELCA) fulfill their Mission Statement by mobilizing the women of St. John’s to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ. They commit themselves to grow in faith, affirm their gifts, support one another in their callings, engage in ministry and action, and promote healing and wholeness in the church, the society and the world. The WELCA general membership meetings are held in September and June, with a retreat in March. Circle groups meet monthly to study the Bible and discuss issues of faith and social concern. Members also perform service projects for those in need. For more information concerning meetings, events and ministries, please contact the Church Office.