Women's Group (WELCA)




The Women’s Group (WELCA) at Shepherd of the Hills is for all women who want to participate in fun activities and volunteer opportunities. But what is “WELCA”? Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – and because Shepherd of the Hills is a Lutheran Church and we are women, we are automatically members of WELCA. All women at Shepherd of the Hills are automatically members and are welcome to participate and join us as we try to support each other, our church and our community. The Women’s Group is also a group of hard-working, fun, dedicated and supportive ladies. They are a warm and welcoming group, excited to meet new people. Current activities include things like the Advent Dinner, Lenten Supper, Spring Tea and Bunco. You can be as involved as you want to be in our Women’s Group. Please join us for an event or contact our board representative (Michele Barry, 312-354-0807 call or text, michelebarry98@yahoo.com ) with questions or ideas. We are looking for ways to reach out to women of all ages and interests at the church and in our community. Please get to know your fellow Christian women. We’d like to create more opportunities for connections, support and fun!

The WELCA Board meets on a monthly basis. Some of the members attend synod sponsored retreats and conventions.

Preparing Our Hearts for Lent
The Service of Diminishing Lights. Each Lenten season the ladies of our congregation gather for a special worship service in preparation of lent. The worship service is followed by a catered soup and salad dinner.  

Prayer Shawl/Blanket Ministry
WELCA sponsors a prayer shawl ministry of beautifully hand crafted pieces to be given to individuals going through difficult times. Each shawl or blanket is a gift of unconditional love for friends. Many blessings are prayed into each piece by its creator as they reach out to those needing comfort and solace as well as in celebration and joy. Each item is personally delivered and includes a lovely card and explanation about the ministry.

Spring Tea
The annual Spring Tea is a ladies afternoon at the McHenry Country Club. The ladies and friends of our congregation join in lunch, tea, fellowship and fun! Each year a different guest speaker or program is offered. It's time to get out those beautiful hats and join us for high tea!







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Pastor Thomas E. Rogers Jr.

and Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church

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404 N. Green Street, McHenry, IL 60050

Our Mission is to LOVE people wherever they are, LIVE the Grace of God in Jesus Christ, and GROW in faith and service

(Ratified on Sunday, January 26th, 2020 at our Annual Meeting.)

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