WELCA or Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is our women’s group at Emanuel. We encourage all women to join us for fellowship and service. The group builds on the strong history of women’s missionary movements and service. They knit prayer shawls and chemo caps for those in need, sew dresses for little girls in Africa, and organize rummage and soup sales with proceeds benefiting many area non-profit groups. Recently they worked toward the Upstate NY Women of the ELCA’s goal to sew or tie 500 blankets for those in need. They raised $2500 for the Corning Food Pantry at their last Soup and Treasures Sale in February 2018.