CONFERENCE EVENTS

1. Foothills Conference: Saturday, October 29, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Greenwood.  Registration starts at 9:30 am with the meeting starting at 10:00 am. All are welcome.

 

2. Upstate Conference: TBD

3. Epiphany Conference: Saturday, November 12 at Cross & Crown Lutheran Church, Florence beginning at 10:00 am. They will have a Harvest Tea. More details to follow.

4. Amelia Conference: Saturday, September 17, at St. Nicholas, Fairfax.

  • Cathy Milejczak gave an update on Tanzania. An offer of $360 was collected. A motion was made and approved to send Tanzania $360.00 to support furnishing a hospital in the diocese.

  • Linda Roland, SC WELCA Board member brought greetings from the board.

  • Members of The Ehrhardt Parish volunteered to host a conference in Sept. 2023.

  • Cathy Deloach was elected for one year a s Conference Secretary, and Candace Fralix as Financial Secretary.

  • A nominating committee will be established for the Fall 2023 elections. Diane Wicker installed the new officers.

  • The meeting closed with a litany, prayer, and a hymn.

  • A total of 24 participants attended.

  • Eight of the 14 Units were represented.

5. Heartland Conference:  Check back for details of the date, time, and location.

6. Midlands Conference: The Midlands Conference was held on Sunday, October 2nd at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in downtown Columbia.

  • There were 23 in attendance, two ladies from congregations without active units.

  • The ladies from Ebenezer provided some delectable goodies and a tour of their refurbished historical chapel.  It is beautiful.  

  •  Linda Roland, SC WELCA Board member, provided the program.  As none of the attendees had been to the 2022 convention, she recapped the convention and talked about the resolution passed to learn why our women have been less and less active all over the synod.

  • Three officers were elected for the conference: Christine Price as coordinator, Gaye Betcher as Secretary and Bobbie Bell as Treasurer.  It is great to again have leadership for the conference.  

  •  In light of the meeting right after Hurricane Ian came through, the conference offering was designated for Lutheran Disaster Response.  

7. Coastal Conference: Planning to meet in Spring 2023.

8.  Saxe-Gotha Conference: Spring Conference,

March 19, 2023 at Sandy Run Lutheran Church beginning at 3:00 pm.

9. Western Conference: Sunday, October 16, at St. Mark, Leesville,  beginning at 3:00 pm.

  • Dallas Shealy from SCLRC was their speaker.

  • New officers were elected. Coordinator- Amanda Cruse, Secretary- Deborah Rhoden.  Donna Fulmer will serve as the new Treasurer and will be installed in 2023.  

  • The spring meeting will be held on March 19, 2023, at Cedar Grove Lutheran Church. 

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SCWELCA President - Risse Snelgrove, Western Coordinator - Amanda Cruse, Secretary - Deborah Rhoden.