November 2020

How is the pandemic disrupting Women of the ELCA?
The global COVID-19 pandemic disrupted routines and plans for everyone, including Women of the ELCA. Schedules, budgets, conventions, and gatherings – all these and more have had to be changed quickly, sometimes more than once. 

Our churchwide organization leaders are working out what the pandemic means for Women of the ELCA, now and into the future. Read the report from the executive board meeting last weekend.
Devotion: How do steadfast faith and hope lead to Thanksgiving?
It's a longstanding custom among Lutheran women to act in gratitude for God's blessings with Thankoffering services in November. Some of us can carry on that custom as we've always loved to do, but what if we can't this year? What if we can't gather in person? Read the devotion detailing the faithfulness of a young Lutheran clergyman in 1617.
Are you planning a virtual Thankoffering service this year?
Planning and carrying out your Thankoffering service might look different this year, depending on local circumstances. But with flexibility and creativity, even a completely online Thankoffering service can be as satisfying as any in-person service.

Find the Thankoffering service, tips for planning a virtual Thankoffering service, and a special prayer resource on our Thankoffering web page. Once you've held your virtual Thankoffering service, let us know how it went.
Boldcafe: Bring your own dinner
Join Boldcafe popular writers and friends for monthly conversation and dinner. November's topic is Pet Blessings.

Guests will meet for a pet blessing and celebrate the meaning of pets in our lives. Mary Button, artist, and popular Boldcafe writer, will introduce us to her beloved Pit Bull, Pumpkin. Bring your dinner and don’t forget to invite your favorite furry or scaled friends.

Bible study writer creates video series to accompany "Holy Time"
Gather is excited to share that Meghan Johnston Aelabouni, author of the fall 2020 Bible study, “Holy time,” has created a series of videos to accompany the study. Visit Gather’s resources page for videos to accompany sessions.
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Interchange/Intercambio available
Download Interchange or Intercambio, our quarterly newsletter for Women of the ELCA leaders (in English and Spanish) from our Publications page. (You'll need to scroll down a bit.)
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