of the ELCA


WELCA stands for Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and our mission statement is:

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 and action, and promote healing and wholeness in the church, the society, and the world.

WELCA has been an integral part of Grace Lutheran Church since its beginnings.   In early days, it was called Ladies’ Aid.  It is a part of the Northeast Minnesota Synodical Women’s group and also part of the Kettle River Conference Women’s Organization. Being part of these groups connects us to missions beyond Mora.

WELCA sponsors the Fall Harvest Bazaar, the Spring Salad Luncheon, The Christmas Tea, Pie and Ice Cream Social and the Sowing Grace Quilters.  It has been an important part of the Library Ministry, the Funeral Helping Hands Ministry, and the Fellowship Ministry.

The WELCA board meet to discuss policy and manage the treasury, which is separate from the church treasury…Any interested woman may be part of this group, which meets at 4:30 on the 4th Monday.  Call Krista Elvehjem 679-5653 or in the church office 679-1062, if you are interested in learning more.


Do you like Pie?  Do you like Ice Cream?  If the answer is YES, this is the event for you. There are typically at least 20 different flavors of pie, vanilla ice cream and many different sundae toppings.

This year the Pie and Ice Cream Sundae Social will be held in the Family Life Center . There will be a free will offering, pie auction and other family fun. All proceeds will directly benefit camper ships and other learning ministries here at Grace. This year the Pie and Ice Cream Social will be held sometime in August, check back for a final date.


The Women of Grace have sponsored a Grace Country Bazaar for 18 years.  It will be held, Saturday November 14, 2020.  The money earned from this event go into the ministries of Grace, and 10% go to community outreach.  


The Women of Grace will hold a Spring Salad Luncheon May 8, 2020 the Friday before Mother's Day.  This luncheon is festively decorated around a spring theme.  Members bring wonderful salads, and the entire community can feast.  The quilts ready for the high school graduates are ready for display at this time. Most of the proceeds from this event go towards the Refuge, a non profit organization serving battered women and children.


To begin the Advent Season, The Women of Grace sponsor a Christmas Tea.  Each table is decorated for the season with personal dishes and decorations.  The entire family life center twinkles.  A program of Christmas readings and music is presented, and a special treat is shared.  Everyone from the community is invited to enjoy this festive evening with the women of Grace.  The Christmas Tea is planned for December 1, 2020.

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