Dorcas Society


The Dorcas Society is a Christian charitable society for women with the aim of reaching out to the community, primarily in helping the poor and needy.

The Dorcas Society is named after Dorcas, a person referenced in the Acts of the Apostles in the New Testament.  Dorcas was a disciple who lived in Joppa who “abounded in good deeds and gifts of mercy”.  Acts recounts that when she died, she was mourned by “all the widows… crying and showing the robes and other clothing that she had made while she was still with them”.  This passage indicates that the widows were the recipients of her charity. It is also likely that she was a woman of some means, given her ability to help the poor. The disciples present called upon Peter, who came from nearby Lydda to the place where her body was being laid out for burial, and raised her from the dead.

The Dorcas Society meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm.

2018 Activities

Wednesday, February 7th – Potluck, 6:30pm
Please bring a dish to pass.

Wednesday, July 11th – Picnic, 6:00pm
July means it is picnic time! We take no chances with the weather, so we will gather in the Fellowship Hall.
It will be a pot luck (please bring a dish to pass) meal which means plenty of good food to eat. Please bring a white elephant gift in a sack to use for Bingo prizes. Everyone is welcome to join us for a fun evening!

Friday, November 9th – Bazaar Set-Up, 9am – 3pm

Saturday, November 10th – Christmas Bazaar, 10am – 2pm
We are in need of your help for volunteers, bake goods, Norwegian treats, jewelry, books and craft items to fill our tables. If you have something to contribute, please talk to a Dorcas member. We hope to see you on Saturday, November 10th!

Wednesday, December 5th – Christmas Party, 6:30pm
Join us at 6:30 pm on Wednesday for a meal, fellowship and gift exchange. Please bring a gift ($10 price range) for our exchange.

2018 Dorcas Officers

President: Lois Losby
Vice President: Nancy Davidson
Secretary: Paula Tippery
Treasurer: Colleen Pitz

2018 Dorcas Committees

Sunshine: Rachel Balow
Calling: Doris Modahl
Serving March 7th: Jackie Holmes and Margo Erickson
Serving April 4th: Colleen Pitz and Barb Seidel
Serving May 3rd: Nancy Davidson and Paula Tippery
Serving June 6th: Pam Smaby and Jessica Zinniel
Serving August 1st: Barb Clark
Serving September 5th: Cindi McMullins and Doris Modahl
Serving October 3rd: Myra Samby
Serving November 7th: Rachel Balow and Lois Losby
Contributing Members: Eleanor Richards, Kim Richards, and Ann Matson