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Pam Pittenger, President

Officers: Lynn Albers (Vice President), Debbie Franke (Secretary), Kathie Raymond (Treasurer).

Committee Chairs: Mandy Danchi (Education), Gevine Hoysler (Membership), Debra Weinel (Christian Service), Margaret Jordan (Social Concerns).

Women of the ELCA circles meet each month for Bible study and fellowship. There are two annual large-group meetings in support of local and statewide outreach projects. Circles participate in four North Carolina sponsored retreats each year. Our activities include:

  • Acting as hostesses for Advent dinners at Holy Trinity.
  • Assisting Lutheran World Relief by providing quilts, health kits, school kits and the like.
  • Providing financial support to the NC Synodical Women's Organization.
  • Providing meals and receptions for grieving congregation families who have lost a loved one.

Women of the ELCA (National)
Women of the ELCA (North Carolina Synod)

All women of Holy Trinity are invited to visit one of the Circles that meet for Bible study and fellowship:

Deborah Circle
First Thursday of the month 7:30 p.m. at church
Lydia Circle
Second Thursday of the month 1:30 p.m. (usually, but not always) at church
Priscilla-Rachel Circle
First Monday of the month 1:00 p.m. at church


The three Women of the ELCA circles use the Bible study from the monthly Gather Magazine published by Augsburg Fortress for the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

The theme of this year’s Bible study is In Good Company, stories of bold women from the Old Testament. We have learned about Hannah, Deborah, Miriam, Abigail and more.

The May, 2014 Bible study will be on Rahab, a faithful businesswoman. Our hands can heal or harm, reach out or push away. May God make the work of our hands a blessing. “Now then, since I have dealt kindly with you, swear to me by the Lord that you in turn will deal kindly with my family. Give me a sign of good faith that you will spare my father and mother, by brothers and sisters, and all who belong to them, and deliver our lives from death.” Joshua 2:12-13.



ALL women are invited to the Spring Brunch at 9:30 a.m on May 3, 2014 in the Fellowship Hall. The menu will include baked French toast, egg casserole, fresh fruit, coffee and juice. We are excited that Holy Trinity member Kristin Westermann will speak on the organization Godparents for Tanzania.

Godparents for Tanzania (G4TZ) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) public charity that provides scholarships to more than 120 students in the Kilimanjaro and Karatu regions of Tanzania.  Most of their students are in secondary school (high school), college and university. G4TZ also supports projects that are helping to educate young people, including a rural primary school and a new technical school. Their emphasis is on training teachers and healthcare professionals.

Bring your curiosity and your appetite and join us for a fun and informative morning. Childcare will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there.

NC Women of the ELCA
Twenty-Seventh Annual Gathering

June 20-22, 2014
Lenoir-Rhyne University
Hickory, North Carolina

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In addition to conducting the business of the organization, there will be opportunities for worship, Bible study, fellowship, fun and many learning experiences. Awareness sessions will be presented on racial justice, human trafficking, women and justice, how not to spend money, The Leadership Legacy, mentoring bold women, and many others. For additional information and to register, visit www.ncwelca.org.