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 6pm.

2023 Activities

Dorcas Society’s 102nd Anniversary – Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Potluck – Wednesday, February 1, 6pm
Please bring a dish to pass.

Meeting – Wednesday, May 3, 6pm

Meeting – Wednesday, June 7, 6pm

Picnic Potluck – Wednesday, July 5, 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 2, 6pm

Meeting – Wednesday, September 6, 6pm

Meeting – Wednesday, October 4, 6pm

Baking for the Bazaar Week – Saturday, November 4, 9am – 1pm, Monday, November 6, 4 – 8pm and Wednesday, November 8, 4 – 8pm 

Bazaar Set-Up – Friday, November 10, 9am – 3pm

Christmas Bazaar – Saturday, November 11, 9am – 1pm
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 11, 2023!


Christmas Party – Wednesday, December 7, 6pm
Join us for a meal, fellowship and gift exchange. Please bring a gift ($10 price range) for our exchange.

2023 Dorcas Society Officers

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

2023 Dorcas Society Committees

Sunshine: Rachel Balow
Calling: Colleen Pitz

2023 Dorcas Society Serving Committees

May 3 Colleen Pitz and Barb Seidel
June 7 Nancy Davidson and Jessica Zinniel
August 2 Rachel Balow and Lois Losby
September 6 Barb Clark and Paula Tippery
October 4 Doris Modahl and Cindi McMullin

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