WELCA

Missing your Fair Trade Products?
Fair Trade is missing you! Whenever in-person church resumes, we will be there with products the first Sunday of the following month. If you are desperate for a cup of Fair Trade coffee or special Fair Trade chocolate bar, contact Ann Tohlen by phone or email.

WELCA Fair Trade Coffee and Chocolate
Sometimes a good cup of coffee or a piece of fair trade chocolate is just what the doctor ordered. If you are out of a product essential for you, call or email Ann Tohlen to figure out a drop off or delivery plan. This is a project of our Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (WELCA). Also, remember that we provide the coffee for the weekly coffee hour following Sunday service. Your donations are always appreciated! For more information, contact Lucy Knopf: 503-267-7177; aaa-team@msn.com.

Support WELCA’S Red Wagon Project
WELCA is continuing to support the the PCC Rock Creek Panther Pantry. The PCC staff and students established food pantries on all four campuses. PCC does partner with the Oregon Food Bank, but still needs some of the following items: Rice, Cereal, Peanut Butter, Tuna, Jam, Canned Proteins and Hygiene Products (toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, conditioner), as well as basic school supplies like pencils, pens and notebooks. If you are too busy to go shopping, you can always write out a check instead — please be sure that you include “PCC Food Pantry” on the memo. Items are collected all month and brought forth on the first Sunday of each month.

WELCA Card Ministry
Join WELCA in sending encouraging cards to folks! When members of our church family are experiencing a life event such as an illness or a special anniversary, a WELCA volunteer sends a card to acknowledge and encourage. Cards and stamps are provided. This is a great way to stay in touch and brighten the days of some of our homebound (or out-of-town) members. To volunteer, please reach out to Ann Tohlen. Thanks for being willing to share your time and talent with your church family.

WELCA Focus
The co-chairs of St. James’ WELCA invite you to review two articles from the fall issue of “Interchange,” the national WELCA newsletter. The articles are about human trafficking and infant formula, two areas that our group will be focusing their efforts on. You can find the newsletter at www.womenoftheelca.org/publications.