Women’s Ministry

Women’s Ministries at Spirit of Joy exists to help women grow in relationship with Jesus Christ through creative special events and stimulating small group opportunities designed to address the needs of women in various seasons of life.

Our creative and enthusiastic volunteers coordinate events designed to reach out to women from our families, neighborhoods, and workplaces. We strive to communicate the message of hope and healing found in Jesus Christ in an uplifting, safe, and fun atmosphere.

In these settings, friendships blossom and faith comes to full fruit. Check out our women’s small groups and get ready to grow!

Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (known as WELCA, for short) is a national organization which involves women in three specific ways: Community, Growth, and Action. Our mission is to mobilize women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ through:

Community – Through community, each woman learns to value herself and others as created in God’s image and redeemed in Christ.

Growth – Through growth, each woman is strengthened, developed, and equipped in a variety of learning experiences.

Action – Through action, each woman articulates and acts upon her faith as a disciple.
Community: At Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church, women participate in this mission. At a monthly meeting held at the church, friendships are kindled, food is enjoyed, and prayer concerns are shared. Feel the warmth!
Growth: A study from the WELCA magazine, Lutheran Woman Today, is a part of this meeting. Members are encouraged to have a subscription to the magazine since there are many short, worthwhile articles in each issue as well as the study.

Opportunities to support our congregation and the community occur. An annual Craft Fair with items produced by WELCA members and others takes place in the fall. Proceeds from the sale are made available to the church and community. An active Prayer Shawl ministry has provided love, prayers, and comfort to many individuals.

Spirit of Joy’s WELCA group welcomes all women to attend a monthly meeting which is held on the second Saturday morning of each month. Specific information is available in the Sunday worship bulletin, our church calendar, or by contacting the church office (480-507-0742). Come and share the joy!