March 2021

How do you stay connected in uncertain times?
More than 200 women gathered last weekend by Zoom for a Pivot Don't Panic! leadership event. This year, the event replaced the Conference of Presidents, held annually in February in Chicago.

SWO presidents and their invited guests learned what it means to be a leader in these uncertain times. We share with you resources and videos of the event on our special Pivot Don't Panic web page.
Devotion: What does stewardship really mean, and what does that mean to me?
What does a steward actually do, anyway? A steward is someone who takes care of something people care about with an eye to the future. Farmers know that. That’s how they take care of their land.

Gather: An outward-facing Lent
The January/February, March, and April issues of Gather explore our vocations and lift up the vocations of others in a series of daily devotionals. Subscribers to Gather's e-newsletter can download the PDFs of these devotionals for free. Simply confirm your subscription here!
How are minimalism and Christianity connected?
Boldcafe's monthly B.Y.O.D. (bring your own dinner) addresses minimalism and what it has to with our call as Christians?

The Rev. Becca Erhlich, popular writer, reality TV show guest, and minimalist guru will share her thoughts about strengthening her faith during Lent.

Register now for the Thursday, March 4, dinner (7 p.m. CST).

Don't miss this exciting and easy way to connect with new friends.
Little blue person means Women of the ELCA has a vision for you
Have you seen the little blue person on our websites: Women of the ELCA, Boldcafe, and Gather? That logo means our websites are accessible for people with a vision disability.

March is Women's History Month
March is Women’s History Month, a time to celebrate women and all the many contributions women have made over the centuries. Find activities to help you celebrate with the women and girls in your life. Read a 2020 blog about how one Women of the ELCA staff member celebrated the month.
2021-2022 scholarship applications process is open; due April 5
Women of the ELCA’s scholarship application process for the 2021–22 academic year is open. Scholarships are offered in two categories: Lutheran laywomen and ordained ministry.

Applications and all supporting documents must be emailed to Women of the ELCA by April 5, 2021.

Visit for criteria and descriptions of the scholarships available. Scholarships recipients will be notified in late June.
Send in your application by April 5.
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Our blog: Keeping the Sabbath
How do we serve God, ourselves, and our loved ones better? By keeping the Sabbath, writes Executive Director Linda Post Bushkofsky. "By keeping the Sabbath, we trust God to see us through to the other side of this pandemic. By keeping the Sabbath, restoration can happen." From our most popular blog last month.
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