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.

2019 Activities

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

Picnic – Wednesday, July 10, 6:30pm
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 pretty gift wrap to use for Bingo prizes. Everyone is welcome to join us for a fun evening!

Bazaar Set-Up – Friday, November 8, 9am – 3pm

Christmas Bazaar – Saturday, November 9, 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 9!

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

2019 Dorcas Society Officers

President Lois Losby
Vice President Nancy Davidson
Secretary Lucy Radatz
Treasurer Colleen Pitz

2019 Dorcas Society Committees

Sunshine: Rachel Balow
Calling: Doris Modahl

2019 Dorcas Society Serving Committees

March 6 Jackie Holmes and Margo Erickson
April 3 Colleen Pitz and Barb Seidel
May 1 Nancy Davidson and Jessica Zinniel
June 5 Laura Radatz and Lucy Radatz
August 7 Barb Clark
September 4 Cindi McMullins and Doris Modahl
October 2 Jeanne Johnson and Myra Smaby
November 6 Rachel Balow and Lois Losby
Contributing Members Eleanor Richards and Kim Richards