Women's Ministries

Bethesda Women Benevolent Funding

We will consider all requests for funding from any Bethesda Ministry Team, or any outside group who helps those in need, whether in Ames, elsewhere in Iowa, or beyond our state. With not having a full-scale event this year or last, there are not as many funds available as in the years previous to the pandemic; however, we will do our best to give as much as we can to as many as we can. Please complete the form at this link. Deadline for consideration is Friday, November 19, 2021. Checks will be distributed before the end of the year.

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OUR MISSION: To mobilize women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ.

The Women of Bethesda welcome you. All of you. Yes, as a member or a friend of Bethesda Lutheran Church you are automatically included in Bethesda Women's Ministries. Our activities are many, and cover a broad range of interests -- see below for a sample. Contact the Women's Board President (click here) for more information.

  • Benevolent funding allocations
  • Book clubs
  • Eat out group
  • Blanket & quilt sewing
  • Christmas mitten tree
  • Bible studies
  • Clothing Closet
  • Regional SEIA synod meetings
  • Food for the Soul
  • Friendship mailing
  • Funeral coordination
  • Bi-annual Gatherings
  • Lutheran World Relief efforts
  • Prayer chain
  • Prayer shawls
  • Annual Scandinavian Coffee
  • Holy Friendship Visitation
  • Wedding Coordination