Women of the ELCA

Our mission is mobilizing women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ.

As a community of women created in the image of God, called to discipleship in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves to grow in faith, affirm our gifts, support one another in our callings, engage in ministry and action, and promote healing and wholeness in the church, the society, and the world.

SEPA Synodical Women 2020 Convention

The 2020 convention of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synodical Women of the ELCA will be held June 6, 2020 at St. Matthew’s Lutheran church 400 Lynbrooke Rd, Springfield, PA 19064.  Registration begins at 9:00 am. Opening devotions begin at 9:30.

We will be celebrating 50 years of Ordination of Women of the Lutheran Church and inviting the 50 some women pastors in our synod to join us for the day. Our keynote speaker will be Bishop Patricia Davenport.  We are also asking two of our women pastors to share their experiences – one will be a long time ordained pastor and one a more recently ordained pastor.

There will be a business meeting, the chief order of business is electing new officers and board members. Each congressional unit should send a voting delegate to conduct the business. We would also deeply appreciate suggestions for names of capable women who could serve on the board to represent your conference.

There will also be a representative from Churchwide bringing us greetings and sharing news

Conference News

The theme for the Fall 2019 conference gatherings is Being Family. The theme verse is Proverbs 22:6, “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old, they will not turn from it.”

Upper Bucks Fall Gathering will be held on Saturday November 2nd at Peace-Tohickon Lutheran Church, Perkasie. It will be a breakfast meeting with the program on Being Family

Upper Montgomery will hold their Fall Gathering on October 26, 2019 at Augustus Lutheran Church, Trappe. The speaker is Rev. Dr. Martha Kriebel and the topic is Being Family. They will begin with coffee and conversation at 9:30. Download the flyer for more detailed information UB WELCA Conference flyer


2020 Ingathering

The 2020 Ingathering will take place on Saturday morning May 2, 2020 at Franconia Mennonite Church as part of the Synod Assembly.

2019 Ingathering

The 2019 Ingathering took place on Saturday morning May 4, 2019 at Franconia Mennonite Church as part of the Synod Assembly. We thank all who donated, and all who helped with the cost of the truck, tolls and gas.. We collected $1,000 toward the $1044.49 spent. We collected


  • 476 Mission Quilts
  • 22 Blankets
  • 55 Personal Care Kits
  • 57 School Kits
  • 47 Baby Care Kits
  • 9  Fabric and sewing kit



Contact Information:

Phyllis Boyer, President  Email: frauphilly@gmail.com

Vice-President. Linda Garcia  Email: jaglsg@comcast.net

Helen Dungan, Secretary  Email: dunganh@lafayette.edu

Cindy Ryan, Treasurer  Email: cindyryan817@gmail.com

Dale O’Hara, Board  Email: oharadvd@aol.com

Joan Seader, Board  Email: joaneseader@gmail.com

Sandra Zimmerman,  Board mail: spzimm@icloud.com

Joy Grace,  Ingathering Coordinator Email: jgrace@partneresi.com