July 2019

Interchange/Intercambio available for download
The summer issues of Interchange and its Spanish companion Intercambio are available for download.

In this issue, you'll learn more about writing resolutions for the The Eleventh Triennial Convention 2020 and how to nominate candidates for the executive board. You will also see a report from the April executive board meeting.

Interchange and Intercambio will go all digital in 2020, so sign up here.
How do we serve our neighbor?
Jennifer DeLeon, director for justice for Women of the ELCA, explains how you can help migrants at the border. Watch the video.

To help, send a check to Women of the ELCA with AMMPARO Border Ministries on the memo line to 8765 W. Higgins Road, Chicago IL, 60631..
How do you get issues before the triennial convention next year?
When women gather in convention and need to conduct business, a formal method is needed for presenting and acting on business. Read about how to submit memorials and resolutions to the Eleventh Triennial Convention 2020 in Phoenix, Ariz.
Nominations open July 30 Nov. 30
The Eleventh Triennial Convention of Women of the ELCA is July 14-16, 2020, in Phoenix, Ariz. The voting members to the convention, the highest legislative body of Women of the ELCA, will elect four officers and 17 women to serve on the churchwide executive board. Learn about nominations.
Download the three-session summer study on Esther
This three-session summer study on Esther by Kay Ward, a bishop of the Moravian Church, is available for free download.

To download and print all three sessions of this study for FREE, sign-up or confirm your subscription to Gather ’s free e-newsletter. Enter your information here , and Gather will email you a link to download this and other past summer studies.
How do I love my body?
One pastor shares what she learned about evangelism and her faith after a diagnosis.

"I know I’m supposed to start this off with talking about how I’ve learned to love my body, and you can too. I know it’s not cool to admit that I hate my body," writes Jenna Pulkowski in the latest issue of Cafe.
Take stock to see how we're doing
Since Women of the ELCA starts its year on February 1, July is a perfect time to take stock and see how we're doing as a community of women created in the image of God. Now is the time to see where we need to make any adjustments for the rest of the year. Read the devotion.
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Let others in your congregation and community know how they can join us in Phoenix for this life-changing event.

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