The Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (WELCA), is St. Michael's unit of our national church's women's organization. Meeting once a month from September to May,WELCA is a group who engage in a spiritual discussion each time that provides support in faith as well as helping to establish friendships. WELCA's primary mission project is a Christmas collection of hotel toiletries and other pampering gifts for men, women and children. These Love Baskets help to bring cheer and dignity to people who face poverty. WELCA is open to any woman of St. Michael and presently appeals to women who are Baby Boomer age or older. An offshoot of WELCA are occasional Ladies' Night Out events at a local restaurant. These fun fellowship times around a meal serve a larger group of women, beyond the base group of WELCA women
South Florida is a retirement hotspot -- and so is St. Michael! Our "Happy Wanderers" retiree group organizes outings, potlucks and meetups for our retiree and snowbird set. Nature walks, dinners, game nights, and even our famous Chili Dump in February are just a few examples of the fantastic fun we have together. Happy Wanderers events occur monthly from October to April.
Book Discussion Group
Once a month interested readers gather on a Wednesday night for lively discussion of the most recent book choice. It is a varied and eclectic group reflected in the range of books that have been chosen.
This is a group for single, divorced or widowed women "of a certain age." They meet during the program year (September to May) for events such as game nights, restaurant outings, concerts and more.
Our crafty crafters join twice a month at church to make crafts that can be sold to benefit the congregation and a charity. Knitted, sewn, crocheted and beaded items are among the many things they make. And, it is a lot of fun.
Folks in their twenties, thirties and forties have a place to make friends and establish a support system with this fun group that meets every other month for game nights. Singles and couples participate in things like Taboo, group Pictionary, Trivial Pursuit and more. Child care is provided since many folks have young children.
Parties and Socials
We are a congregation that likes to have fun. Events include Beer and Christmas Carols, a Dinner Dance, Family Fun Days, a Super Bowl party, Bingo, and Covered Dish Suppers.