January 2019

Bold women are part of our faith's genealogy
Within Women of the ELCA, we celebrate bold women on the fourth Sunday of February every year, on Bold Women’s Day—this year on Feb. 24. On this day, congregational units honor or remember bold women from their community. Read the article. Download the new resources.

Share your Bold Women’s Day celebration ideas on the Women of the ELCA Facebook page or send them to Women.ELCA@elca.org. Your creative ideas could be featured next year!
Epiphany: Unfolding the discovery
Like friendships, some epiphanies unfurl over time while others immediately appear. Being open to both possibilities invites illumination into our lives and enrichment of our experiences with each other. This resource is available free for download in English and Spanish.
World Day of Prayer is March 1
"Come–Everything is Ready!” This invitation from Jesus also serves as the foundation for the 2019 World Day of Prayer (WDP) on Friday, March 1, “a worldwide, ecumenical movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer each year.” Read the story.
Study the Bible with Gather
Start 2019 off right with Gather’s four-session (January through April) Bible study, “The Gospel of John: Meetings with Jesus,” written by the Rev. Julie A. Kanarr, pastor of Christ Lutheran Church in Belfair, Washington.

Learn more about Gather’s Winter 2019 Bible study and other studies. Visit gathermagazine.org/subscribe to order today so you don't miss an issue!
Monthly devotion: How much thought do you put into a gift?
When you offer a gift, is it “the usual”—the same two, five, or ten dollars you’ve always put into the basket—or is your gift the product of thoughtful, prayerful discussion and decision? Read and reflect on January's monthly devotion.
From suicide to earworms, our top blogs provide wisdom, advice
Did you use Women of the ELCA's blogs for devotionals or personal reflection this year? Or maybe you just read them because they offered wisdom and advice. Check out our top 10 blogs of 2018 , and read or re-read them.
Grow your faith using boldcafe.org
Café is a magazine for and with young adult women who want to build their faith. Café incorporates a Lutheran perspective for young, adult women of Christian faith or simply for any woman who is interested in how faith relates to the issues that women face today. Visit boldcafe.org for monthly articles and faith reflections.
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