January 2018
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HAPPY ALL ANEW YEAR!

Women of the ELCA wishes you a Happy All Anew Year as we continue to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with our God. (Micah 6:8) 

NEW YORK SWO HONORS KATIE

The Upstate New York synodical women's organization tripled its goal to sew or tie 500 blankets and quilts to honor the 500th anniversary of the reformation and Katharina von Bora Luther.

BOLD WOMEN'S DAY: FEB. 25
 
How are you celebrating Bold Women's Day? You can start by visiting welca.org/bwd and downloading our updated resources. The "Celebrate Bold Women's Day" resource, available in English and Spanish, offers a starting point for planning your special day. The website also offers free downloadable certificates, promotional posters, bulletin ads and a Facebook cover photo. 
DOWNLOAD THESE DAILY PRAYERS ABOUT ENDING HUMAN TRAFFICKING
 
At the Tenth Triennial Convention
 (2017) voting members
designating Jan. 11 through Feb. 4 (Superbowl weekend) as a time of prayer in ELCA congregations to end human trafficking.
Download these daily prayer petitions
written by people in Wisconsin to raise awareness of the crime. Please pray these prayers daily. Permission is granted to share them. National Human Trafficking Awareness Day is Jan. 11. 


LIVING INTO AN ALL ANEW YEAR

January is a time for reflection on the events and experiences of the last year and on the events and experiences that might lie ahead. Read the devotion.
 
INTERCHANGE/INTERCAMBIO AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD  
 
The 2018 winter issues of Interchange and Intercambio are available for download
 
WHERE DO YOU SEE GOD AT WORK? 
 
Do you have a story of a time God surprised you? Where have you seen God at work in your life? Gather wants to share your stories of unexpected wonder in an upcoming issue. Send 150 (or fewer) words to gather@elca.org by February 1, 2018, to be considered.

APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP

The 2018-19 scholarship application process is open. The deadline is Feb. 15. Scholarships are offered to laywomen and those entering the ministry.  Find out who  received scholarships in 2017-18.
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