Both Christmas and Epiphany are marked by journeys. Like a new year, a journey starts out with some degree of expectation and planning. Then the travelers embark and the journey unfolds. Can we imagine the journey ahead for Women of the ELCA? How will we mobilize women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ in 2016? What will our individual contributions be? What will our collective contribution be?
READY FOR NEW CHALLENGES?
It's a New Year! Take time to imagine how you can continue to boldly redefine women's ministry in 2016? Are you ready for the challenge?Read more.
WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR BOLD WOMEN'S DAY, FEB. 28, 2016?
In 2015, the women's ministry at Bethesda Lutheran Church, Eugene, Oregon, wanted its 2015 Bold Women's Day Sunday to be special. Perhaps you could get
JANUARY DEVOTION: "I AM ABOUT TO DO A NEW THING!"
In Isaiah 43:18-19a, the prophet reports God's word: "Do not remember the former things, or consider the things of old. I am about to do a new thing!" Read the January devotion.
On November 14, 2015, the ELCA Church Council adopted a social message on gender-based violence accompanied by foundational documentation. Messages are adopted by the Church Council as a means to encourage learning and moral discourse.
Download the social message and
read its foundational documentation.
CAFE: BLESSED TO BE AN ALLY
Being a good ally takes more than good intentions. Being a good ally is hard work. But it's something my faith calls me to do. It's something our faith calls us all to do. Read the Cafe article by Amanda C. Zentz-Alo.
WINTER INTERCHANGE AVAILABLE
Winter 2016 issue of Interchange is available to download and should be arriving in church mailboxes soon.
Interchange is available for print and download in English and for download only in Spanish.
GATHER'S SUMMER BIBLE STUDY FOCUSES ON RECONCILIATION
Angela Shannon, a pastor at King of Glory Lutheran Church in Dallas, Texas, will share "
The Heart of the Matter," a three-session Bible study on learning to deal with conflict through the ministry of reconciliation. The study begins in June in
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Please make sure that any offerings, gifts, or remittances from the synodical women's organization to the churchwide women's organization are mailed on or before January 15. Our fiscal year ends on January 31.
DO YOU KNOW ABOUT YOUR SWO?
Synodical Women's Organizations are a great resource for every unit. Your SWO leaders know about exciting program ideas and resources you can use, and they're eager to share them with you.