November 2021

Executive board considers finances, needs and resources
The churchwide executive board met via Zoom Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, for its fall meeting. Updates about finances and recent survey results that are part of a feasibility study were shared. In addition, two measures to grow Spanish-language outreach were adopted. Learn about other actions that were taken. Read the story.
Join the next Cafe's B.Y.O.D.
The Rev. Joy McDonald Coltvet, lead pastor of Christ on Capital Hill Lutheran Church, St. Paul, Minn. and Boldcafe writer, will lead the Thursday, Nov. 4, discussion about navigating through changes. You can eat your dinner, nibble on dessert, or enjoy a drink during the one-hour session.

Register here to join the group at 7 p.m. CDT. Don't miss this casual and fun way to connect with new friends.
Devotion: Let us give thanks
At every service of Holy Communion since the year 350, pastor and people have this conversation: "Let us give thanks to the Lord our God."

"It is right to give our thanks and praise.”

Sometimes it’s sung, sometimes it’s spoken – but it’s always there, and has been for a long time. Read Women of the ELCA's November devotion
Support migrant minors with your purchase through November 5
Now through November 5, when you purchase from Equal Exchange, 10 percent will be set aside to benefit AMMPARO, the ELCA commitment to accompanying migrant minors that Women of the ELCA has long supported. Place an order on the Equal Exchange webstore and enter the code WELCA21 during check out. Learn more.
Two constitutions get update
Changes were made to the Churchwide Constitution and the Model Constitution and Bylaws for a Synodical Organization at the Eleventh Triennial Convention (2021). Review the updated constitutions.
Advent will soon be upon us
Advent calendars are available in stores and online now. This expectant season will begin in about four weeks. The Rev. Lindsay Hardin Freeman has written an Advent devotional, "The women of Advent: Drawing strength from our spiritual grandmothers," that appears in the November-December issue of Gather. To know more as you look forward to Advent, read this post.
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