Meetings held: First Thursday of each month except May, June, July, August and December. Click on the Thursday Meetings image (left) to see Dorcas meeting dates.
Time:1:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall
Meetings begin with Devotion, prayer, and singing usually led by the Pastor, followed by the business / planning meeting which is opened with the LWMLC League Pledge. We close with a devotion made available through LWML-Canada, followed by coffee/tea and a snack. The attendance at the monthly meetings is between 10 to 15. There is a wind-up dinner in June which is well attended by the women of the congregation and everyone enjoys an evening of Christian fellowship and fun. In December, the Dorcas Sisters host a Christmas Luncheon to show the congregation that their contributions and support are appreciated throughout each year. Get well, sympathy cards and friendship cards are sent out on a regular basis.
The Tapestry Magazine, a Quarterly subscription is made available for purchase by anyone. For more information on The Tapestry Magazine, samples and articles click on the cover below!
The Dorcas Society supports the Mission Grants of both Central District and LWML-Canada with our Mitebox Offerings, and are actively engaged in Mission Service Projects at a local level ie. gathering items for LCCC Street Ministry, also making lap robes, quilts and emergency kits which are then distributed to local institutions, or sent to Canadian Lutheran world Relief (CLWR).
Each year a financial gift is given to Lutheran Community Care Centre’s Chaplaincy and Street Ministry, Camp Aurora, Lutheran Hour, Canadian Lutheran World Relief, Lutheran Bible Translators, LAMP Vacation Bible School, Faye Peterson Transition House and/or others. Christ Lutheran Church also receives support for VBS, and other current needs.
The Dorcas Society is involved in the following events:
- Fellowship and “Birthday” coffees every second Sunday of each month except July and August
- Coffee fundraiers
- Confirmation Sunday reception
- June wind-up dinner at the Airlane
- Dorcas Sisters supported and helped with the Christmas Tea & Bake Sale organized by Fun(d)Raisers
- Funeral coffees
- Luncheons and Pot Lucks
- Mission projects
- Mother’s Day Tea & Bake Sale which is our major fundraiser of the year
- Coffee/tea, muffins and snacks for workshops and other meetings as needed
The Dorcas Ladies Society is affiliated with Lutheran Women’s Missionary League – Canada (LWML-C) since the Founding Convention in 1993 and prior to that as a member of ILWML (International Lutheran Women’s Missionary League) since 1969. There are 4 Districts that make up LWML-Canada. Our Dorcas Society belong to the Central District which was formed in 2013 from the former Man/Sask and Ontario Sonset Districts. Thunder Bay is one of 10 Zones in the Central District spanning from Saskatchewan/Alberta Border to Nipigon, Ontario. The mission of LWML-C is to EQUIP, MOTIVATE and ENCOURAGE WOMEN to GROW in God’s Word, SERVE God’s people and SHARE God’s Son. For more information about LWML-C please click on the blue LWML-Canada image above.
A National Convention occurs every Triennium with the next one in 2018. District Conventions take place the following year also on a Triennium basis. (The most recent one was in Dryden, ON June 2016). To view information on the Central District LWMLC convention held June 3-5, 2016 in Dryden, Ontario click here. There are workshops, Retreats, and Spring/ Fall Renewals on a Zone level throughout the Triennium. Some women in our Society serve or have served in various positions at Zone, Central and National levels.
It is an opportunity to not only grow in our faith, but also to share our God-given talents and gifts with our local church, our community and at large.
The lutheranwomen.ca is a great resource for information, Devotional materials, Prayer calendars and upcoming events both at District and National Levels. Click here to view the LWMLC website. (CANADA)