St. Mark’s Women of the ELCA

Next Meeting:

Wed., July 10

Attention, St. Mark’s women of the word!

We meet the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30P before the Recharge Bible Study to plan future events.

Our church will be hosting WELCA’s Fall Gathering this year on September 21, but there are other plans to make and things to organize between now and then.

All are welcome!

June 21-23, 2024

Women of the Word

The Annual Gathering of the NC Synod Women of the ELCA will take place June 21-23 at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, NC with the theme, Women of the Word. 

At the Gathering, we will enjoy fellowship, good food, Bible study, awareness sessions, and elect officers /board members. 

Dr. Jaqueline Bussie will be the keynote speaker and Pastor Denise Henry will serve as chaplain. Special entertainment will be provided by Paul and Sophia Chandley.

Dr. Jaqueline Bussie,
Keynote Speaker

NC WELCA Sandhills Conference Gathering

Saturday, September 21, 9A-12P

St. Mark's Lutheran, Lumberton

Join the women of the NC-WELCA Sandhills Conference.

Details to come later this summer!

The Women of the ELCA

The Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America includes Lutheran women who gather in over 7,000 locations in the U.S. and the Caribbean, for service, a study, advocacy, fellowship and more! Women of the ELCA embraces all kinds of ministries that support the mission of mobilizing women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ. There is a place for you in Women of the ELCA. We promote and encourage women to lead, serve, and advocate in the community, inviting women of all generations and backgrounds to experience the reconciling and transforming love of God through Jesus Christ, encouraging women to act on their baptismal covenant.

St. Mark's Chapter

St. Mark's Women of the ELCA  is one of our most active ministries, reaching out to Lutheran Services Carolina, the Robeson County Church and Community Center, and the Robeson County Family Violence Center. Our women are active in the organization on a regional and statewide level, as well as the national level.

We enjoy our "girl time" in monthly meetings; we enjoy serving together; we enjoy worshiping together.   Join us and celebrate sisterhood in Jesus Christ! 

Mission Statement

As a community of women, created in the image of God, we are called to discipleship. As a group, we are empowered through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. We commit ourselves to grow in faith; to affirm our gifts; to support each other in our callings; and to engage in ministries. We also promote the healing and wholeness of the church, the society, and the world. 

There's a place for you in the

Women of the ELCA

Please watch the slideshow below to learn more about the Women of the ELCA.

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What Does Our Logo Mean?

Our logo—with the cross, water and a white lily—identifies women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America as children of God; baptized, forgiven, adopted into God’s family, full of grace and hope in eternal life. It is a reminder of the growth, beauty, and vitality that rises out of that life-giving baptismal water. It is also a reminder of the mission of the church to “Go, therefore, make disciples of all nations; baptize them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19).

Additional Resources

GATHER, Women of the ELCA's official bi-monthly magazine.

If you are interested in receiving it, 

please contact Maxine Amos at

Follow Women of the ELCA on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

The NC Synod Women of the ELCA has a group on Facebook.

The NC Synod Women of the ELCA webpage.

To join St. Mark's Women of the ELCA chapter please contact Maxine Amos at 

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Past Events

"WOW Women of the Word"

Sandhills Fall Conference Gathering

Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023

On Saturday, November 11 the Women of Sandhills conference of the ELCA  gathered at the Lutheran Church of the Living Word, Laurinburg, for food, fellowship, and more. 

 “WOW– Women of the Word” featured a Bible study including three influential Biblical women and their “superpowers” as followers of God. The discussion centered on how we, as women of the word, share the same super powers and live them daily. Maybe we can’t fly, bend iron girders, or alter time and space, but we can listen to God’s voice and allow the Holy Spirit to guide our steps.  Huldah, Ruth, and Esther were super-heroines in their faith and stand as role models for modern women. 

There was a brief service of remembrance for WELCA members who passed on this year, and a moment of silence to honor Veteran’s Day. 

Offerings were collected to benefit Children’s Advocacy Centers of North Carolina, an organiza-tion dedicated to helping victims of child abuse, and Pennies Offering to the Bishop’s Challenge with donations going to Church World Services. 

About a dozen women from the Sandhills conference were in attendance. If you were not there, you surely missed a blessing, lots of good conversation, and a just as much laughter with this community of women from around the conference.  Don’t be left out next time! 

If you want to explore “Women of the Word”, here are the scripture references for our study. 

Maxine Amos, Ruthanne McCoy, and Julie Arndt (not pictured, behind the camera) attended  the Sandhills Conference Fall Gathering of Women of the ELCA.▼ Maxine, Ruthanne, and Julie enjoyed time together at the Fall Gathering. You were missed! Join us next time!  All women are welcome!