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 most months at 6:30pm.

2024 Activities

Dorcas Society’s 103rd Anniversary – Thursday, January 11, 2024

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

Meeting – Wednesday, April 3, 6:30pm

Meeting – Wednesday, May 1, 6:30pm

Meeting – Wednesday, June 5, 6:30pm

Potluck Picnic – Wednesday, July 3, 6pm
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 potluck (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!

Meeting – Wednesday, August 7, 6:30pm

Meeting – Wednesday, September 4, 6:30pm

Meeting – Wednesday, October 2, 6:30pm

Baking for the Bazaar Week – Saturday, November 9, 9am – 1pm, Monday, November 11, 4 – 8pm and Wednesday, November 13, 4 – 8pm 

Bazaar Set-Up – Friday, November 15, 9am – 3pm


Christmas Bazaar – Saturday, November 16, 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 16, 2024!

Christmas Party – Wednesday, December 4, 6pm
Join us for a meal, fellowship and gift exchange. Please bring a gift ($10 price range) for our exchange.

2024 Dorcas Society Officers

President Paula Tippery
Vice President Nancy Davidson
Secretary Barb Clark
Treasurer Colleen Pitz

2024 Dorcas Society Committees

Sunshine: Rachel Balow
Calling: Colleen Pitz

2024 Dorcas Society Serving Committees

April 3 Laura Sanborn and Paula Tippery
May 1 Colleen Pitz and Barb Seidel
June 5 Nancy Davidson and Jessica Zinniel
August 7 Rachel Balow and Lois Losby
September 4 Barb Clark and Paula Tippery
October 2 Doris Modahl and Cindi McMullin

Contributing Members Eleanor Richards, Kim Richards, Myra Smaby, and Jackie Holmes