women of elca

Women of Bethel Lutheran Church

  • are committed to studying the Word of God
  • are supportive of one another
  • participate in a variety of activities that carry out the mission of all who are called Christians

Mission Statement

To mobilize women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ.

WELCA Pin Nomination

Up to eight (8) pins are given each year to women/men of Bethel who have served the congregation in various ways. Over the years, 355 women have been recognized with a pin as individuals who are living their faith and making contributions to Bethel Lutheran Church and their community. Thirteen special men have also been recognized.

You are invited to make recommendations of anyone you think should be recognized for their service.  Please complete the form below. Pins will be presented at the Spring Coffee on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

Click here to download a nomination form.

Women of the ELCA Purpose 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 callings, engage in ministry and action, and promote healing and wholeness in the church, the society, and the world.

Click here to see the constitution for Bethel Women.

Special Interest Groups

  • Quilters: The Friendly Quilters meet Tuesday mornings at church.
  • Moms and Kids: Meet every Thursday mornings for Bible study, to share ideas, and for fellowship. Child care is provided.


  • Ongoing Collections: Pop Can Tabs
  • Campbell’s Soup Labels Used Eye Glasses
  • Milk Bottle Caps from Kemps, Kwik Trip
  • Box Tops for Education

Missions of the Month

  • January- Women’s Shelter
    • Paper Products (Toilet paper, paper towels, Feminine hygiene, paper towels, diapers
  • February Nursing Home Bingo Prizes & Lutheran World Relief Health Kits
  • March- Gift of Life Transplant House
    • Paper products & Lutheran World Relief Sewing kits
  • April-Bath-size soap for Lutheran World Relief
  • May-Channel One & Layettes for Lutheran World Relief
  • June-Paper Products for Hope Lodge
  • July-Global Health Ministries Mid-Wife kits
  • August-School kits for Lutheran World Relief
  • September-Marie Sandvik Center Christmas shoe boxes, Campbell’s soup label, Box Tops for Education, Kemp’s milk jug caps
  • October-Dorothy Day House Paper Products
  • November-Ronald McDonald House Paper Products & Quilting Supplies for the Bethel quilters
  • December- LWR Project Comfort Money to offset shipping fees

2017 Bethel Lutheran Womens Board

Co-Chair:    Toni Fabian
Co-Chair:    Tricia McEwan
Secretary:   Cindy Bahler
Treasurer:   Teresa Hughes
Mission Growth Secretary:   Debra Berg
Mission Action Secretary:     Jean Rysavy
Publicity:     Sharon Northouse
Pastoral Advisor:   Pastor Norm Wahl