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.
Women of the ELCA is a small group ministry of, by, and for women that are organized in groups called "circles." These circles meet regularly for fellowship, bible study, and service projects.
The Martha Circle meets on the Third Tuesday of each month in the Commons Area at the church at 2pm.
The Mary Circle meets on the Third Tuesday of each month at 7pm. Sometimes they meet at church, other times they meet at a member's house or out at a restaurant.
The Eve and Grace circles recently joined together into one group and they do not have a set meeting schedule. Please contact the church office for more information about the Eve/Grace Circle.
The Hannah Circle meets on the third Tuesday at 7pm.
the Bethany Circle meets on the first Thursday night of the month at 7pm at the church.
Lutheran World Relief Quilt Ministry
Lutheran World Relief is a nonprofit organization that helps families in the world's poorest communities. One of the projects is Mission Quilts. In 2018, the quilt project was started at St. David. Each year we bless the quilts before they are sent to the LWR warehouses and from there they are shipped around the world. Donations of time, talent, money, fabric and prayers continue to sustain this ministry. On September 12th, 2021, we blessed 100 quilts to be sent around the world!
In 1985 the original Wee Care Project was begun in Portland, Oregon, by the Rose Trellis Smockers. One member of the group was also a nurse at a Portland hospital. She identified a need for something in which to dress infants who had died at or shortly after birth. And so the project began.
The purpose in the Wee Care Project was to provide appropriate clothing to be kept on hand at the hospital for use when an infant dies at or shortly after birth. The staff could dress the infant for those precious moments the parents spend with the baby.
Since that time many other groups have inquired about and started projects. One church who started a project was Redeemer Lutheran Church from Charleston, SC. In June of 1992, they presented a workshop at the Statewide Women's Convention at Newberry College. Susan Hubbs was St. David's Women of the ELCA president that attended that workshop.
The idea grew with Susan. She contacted local hospitals to see if a need existed in our area, and indeed it did. On Sunday, September 20, 1992, at 6pm, St. David began our WEE Care Ministry.
For 29 years the WEE Care Ministry has made gowns, blankets and buntings for local hospitals.
The High School Quilt Ministry, a branch of WELCA, began in 1998 at St. David. Each year parents and families of high school seniors are encouraged to participate in making a quilt for their senior. Quilts presented to graduates on Graduate Recognition Sunday symbolize that they are wrapped in God's love and the love of their church family as they go out into the world.
The Campus Ministry Team is a ministry of the Women of the ELCA group at St. David. They provide support to our college students and work with local Lutheran Campus Ministry programs to support young people throughout their years in college.