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Bible Study opportunities available:
Deborah:  Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 10:00 am, The Landing at FLC. 
Women of the ELCA Gather Bible Study.

Contact:  Bonnie Ahlstedt 360-805-1743

Hannah: Monday, September 18, 2017, 6:30 pm, Fireside Room,
Child care available
Contact: Linda Siebert 425-821-1703.

Rebecca Circle:  Wednesday, September 20, 2017 10:00 am in the Landing.
Women of the ELCA Gather Bible Study and articles
Contact:  Barbara Thieme 425-898-8982 

SUMMER Bible Studies focusing on the studies from the Women of the ELCA Gather magazine will be offered at Edmonds Lutheran Church (23525 84th Ave. W., Edmonds) on Saturdays, June 10, July 8, and Aug 5 at 10:00 AM with a light lunch following.  Let’s car pool from FLC! Contact: Bonnie Ahlstedt or 360-805-1743.  

Thursday - Sunday, July 13-16, 2017 - Women of the ELCA Tenth Triennial Gathering, Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN. “ALL ANEW” theme”. Share a room with friend &/or family for an inspirational time with Lutheran sisters and guest speakers. Reserve via phone, 888-947-2233 or on line at  Hotel reservation information is available in the Registration Pamphlet.  Contact Bonnie Ahlstedt 360-805-1743 or

SUMMER GARAGE SALES or Spring cleaning closets?  In September, we will be holding a “Baby Shower” for Eastside Baby Corner. Besides diapers and baby clothing and all things babies need, they also need items for children up to age 12.  New or slightly used items are requested.  Cash is always needed, too.  A list of items accepted will be posted on the Women of the ELCA bulletin board and online at  Eastside Baby Corner. Northshore’s grand opening and ribbon-cutting will be on Friday, May 19th, 10 am at 6524 NE 181st Street, Suite 6 in Kenmore!  The event is free to attend and everyone is welcome!  There will be refreshments, tours and Kenmore Mayor, David Baker, will be a part of the festivities. Contact Dawn Bastin at or 425-471-8084


NW WA Synodical Women’s Organization will be holding their Convention October 7, 2017, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lynnwood.  Theme:  Dancing through the Waters, Exodus 15:20 focusing on Miriam’s story. Worship Leader:  PastorJoan Beck.

All Women of First Lutheran Church, Bothell are members of Women of First Lutheran Church (WFLC) and Women of the ELCA)

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 in the world.

When do Women of First Lutheran Church meet?
Luncheons, general meetings and Bible Study are held throughout the year.   The WFLC Executive Board meetings are open and held throughout the year. Dates and times are announced in the Sunday bulletins, the church newsletter at website and posted on the WFLC/WELCA bulletin boards. Speakers and programs at these events or general meetings seek to inform and provide inspiration for spiritual, educational and socially provide opportunities for fellowship. Everyone is welcome to attend.

 Women’s Bible Study Circles - Visitors are welcome. Three circles meet monthly or as noted for Bible study and fellowship.

Deborah Circle: Honors two Deborahs of the Bible. One was Rebecca’s revered nurse (Genesis 45:8). The other was a judge and prophetess   celebrated in the song of Deborah (Judges 5:2-31). Deborah Circle meets the first Wednesday of the month except July and August in The Landing at 10:00 AM.  The group discusses the articles and Bible Study available in the monthly WELCA Gather magazine.

Hannah Circle: Hannah was the mother of Samuel. The Hebrew word "Hannah" has many meanings and interpretations, including "beauty" and "passion."  The circle meets the third Monday at 6:30 PM in the Fireside Room.  The members discuss various topics such as women in the Bible and spiritual disciplines and issues.

Rebecca Circle: Rebecca was known for her beauty. She drew water for Abraham’s servant so he considered it a sign that she should become Jacob’s wife. Her betrothal and marriage is recorded in Genesis 24. Rebecca Circle meets in The Landing, at the church, on the third Wednesday of the month at 10:00 AM. Members discuss spiritual topics and Bible Study provided in the WELCA Gather Magazine.

Quilters meet Thursdays from 9:00 AM until Noon in the Fellowship Hall.  Everyone is welcome to attend at any time. No experience is required.  Hundreds of quilts are sent by our quilters to Lutheran World Relief (LWR). In addition to quilts, shipments include soap, personal care kits and other items requested by LWR.  The quilts and items are assembled by the circles and congregational members. Several quilts are also given locally to a Christmas family, graduating high school seniors, shelters, and families in need.

WELCA Events and Activities are open to all Women of First Lutheran Church (WFLC)