January 2022

Celebrate Bold Women's Day, February 27!
Bold Women’s Day—observed annually on the fourth Sunday of February—celebrates all Lutheran women who have acted or are acting boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ.

How will you to plan to celebrate Bold Women's Day with others in 2022?

Join the next Cafe's B.Y.O.D.
Erin Strybis, a popular Boldcafe author, will lead the Thursday, Jan. 6, discussion on what Scripture tells us about God’s love, and how we can begin 2022 with an outlook grounded in grace. 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. CST. Don't miss this casual and fun way to connect with new friends.
Devotion: Risky transformation
A new calendar year often brings a fresh perspective with promises of a clean slate. We remember the past year and take inventory of successes and failures. We also look ahead with hope and anticipation of what will be. 

In the book of Romans, Paul compares us to clay and God to a potter. Perhaps this is where our successes and failures meet–in God’s hands. Read Women of the ELCA's January devotion
Scholarship application process now open
Applications are now being received for Women of the ELCA scholarships. Scholarships for laywomen assist Lutheran women studying for a career other than ordained ministry. 

Scholarships for ordained ministry assist Lutheran women during their final year at an ELCA seminary. Candidates must be preparing for ordained ministry in the ELCA and endorsed by their synodical candidacy committee.

Apply for a Raising Up Healthy Women and Girls Seed Grant
Make a difference in your congregation and community by applying for a Raising Up Healthy Women and Girls Seed Grant. Seed grants enable groups in active Women of the ELCA units to add a project that is focused on health and wellness for women and girls. Award amounts are up to $2000. Learn more and apply today!
The kingdom of God
Join Gather for a brand new four-part Bible study beginning in January, written by New Testament scholar Mark Allan Powell. The series, “The kingdom of God,” will look at this widely used biblical image and invite us into a discussion of what it might mean for Lutheran women today.

Learn more about this series here, and look for videos to accompany the series in early January on Gather’s resources page.
Sign up for Daily Grace
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