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

Bible Study opportunities available:
Deborah:  Wednesday, June 5, 10:00 am, The Landing. 
ELCA Gather Bible Study and articles. 

Contact:  Bonnie Ahlstedt 360-805-1743

Rebecca Circle:  Wednesday, June 19, 10:00 am in the Landing.
Women of the ELCA Gather Bible Study and articles
Contact:  Barbara Thieme 425-898-8982

Hannah: Monday, June 17, 6:30 pm, Fireside Room

Christian studies & fellowship
Please call if you'd like childcare.
Contact: Linda Siebert 425-821-1703.

Quilters: Every Thursday, 9 - 11:30 am in the fellowship hall. Everyone welcome, no experience needed. Learn to quilt, help sew or tie quilts, cut &/or iron quilt squares.  Cutting or ironing squares can be done at home.
Contact:  Audrey Fisher 425-822-6l43.

2019 Directories for Women of First Lutheran Church Bothell/WELCA are now available.  For your copy, please contact Bonnie Ahlstedt at 360-805-1743 or bob.bon@comcast.net

JUNE 20-23, 2019 REGION ONE GATHERING for (WA, OR, ID, AK, and MT), Embassy Suites, Hillsboro, OR
Enjoy fellowship with women from WA, OR, ID, AK and MT and “Your Faith Journey” led by Sharon Garlough Brown, author of the Sensible Shoe book series. Early Registration for Friday, Sat. and Sunday cost $40/175/$195 due by MAY 15. 
Hotel:  Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hillsboro, OR TEL:1-503-718-0007. Group Name: Oregon Women of the ELCA. Hotel reservations needs to be made separately. See our WELCA bulletin board for registration forms or contact Dawn Bastin 425-471-8084 or Dorene Mollenhauer, 503-475-6701 dorenem29@gmail.com.

Saturday, October 5, 2019, 7 AM – 3:30 PM:  NWWA Synodical Women’s Organization’s Convention.  First Lutheran Church women will host and provide greeters, continental breakfast, coffee breaks and lunch in Fellowship Hall and rooms for breakout sessions. Business and worship sessions will be held in the sanctuary. Worship, Christian ministry opportunities and fellowship with the women in our synod.  Contact:Dawn Bastin 425-471-8084.

JULY 16-19, 2020 Eleventh Triennial Convention & Gathering, Phoenix, Arizona. The theme is  “Embraced by Grace” – Read more at www.welcatg.org 
“Embraced by Grace” - Phoenix, Arizona 

ECHO: is the Synodical Women Organization’s (SWO) newsletter providing information for Women of the ELCA and their congregations in our NW Washington Synod. The newsletter is sent to all congregations, those who give an email or request a copy by US mail. Send email address to Missy French at elca.swo@gmail.com. A copy by US mail, please send a check for $5.00 payable to NW WA SWO to: Jan Hunter, 3802 James St., #57, Bellingham, WA 98226.

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 www.flcbothell.org 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.

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