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.

2021 Activities (tentative)

Dorcas Society’s 100th Anniversary – Monday, January 11, 2021

Potluck – Wednesday, February 3, 6:30pm
Please bring a dish to pass.

Picnic – Wednesday, July 7, 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 12, 9am – 3pm

Christmas Bazaar – Saturday, November 13, 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 13!

Christmas Party – Wednesday, December 1, 6:30pm
Join us for a meal, fellowship and gift exchange. Please bring a gift ($10 price range) for our exchange.

 

2020 Dorcas Society Officers

President Lois Losby
Vice President Nancy Davidson
Secretary Barb Clark
Treasurer Colleen Pitz

2020 Dorcas Society Committees

Sunshine: Rachel Balow
Calling: Doris Modahl

2020 Dorcas Society Serving Committees

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