June 2020

Sustain community with unique letter-exchange project
Do you want to sustain the community that is a hallmark of Women of the ELCA? Then join Dear Friend in Christ , a unique letter-exchange project to which all participants are invited.

Find out how it works at welca.org/dearfriend.
If you've registered for the Gathering, follow these tips
The “Just Love” Gathering, initially scheduled for this July, has been postponed to August 5-8, 2021, due to the global coronavirus pandemic. Find out what to do if you have already registered for the Gathering.
Monthly devotion: Because we are our sisters' keepers
Birthday celebrations, weddings, graduations, funerals are all being reconfigured in this time of Covid-19 pandemic. How do we celebrate a milestone birthday of someone we love and admire, while keeping them (and us) safe? Read the monthly devotion.
Let's Gather from home for Bible study, community, prayer
Although you may not be able to meet in person with your Bible study circle, you can continue to connect with one another and  Gather. Use these helpful ideas to remain rooted in Bible study and to put your faith in action during this challenging time. Watch Angela Khabeb lead Gather‘s May devotional, “Plenty good room.”
BoldCafe: Grace in the wilderness
We are living in wilderness times. This pandemic has brought fear, isolation and uncertainty into our daily routines.
How can we find grace in our wilderness? In these challenging times, how can we embody God’s promise that “I have loved you with an everlasting love?” How can we bring God’s grace into the present?
Pray with Lutheran women across the church every Tuesday at noon
As a community of women, we are coming together in prayer. Join Lutheran women across the church every Tuesday at noon as we practice social distancing during this pandemic. Click into the story and download the one-page prayer resource. Share it broadly.
Supporting Women of the ELCA while social distancing
Even if we aren't able to gather in person right now as we've always loved to do, we can still support Women of the ELCA as we've always loved to do. Here are some easy ways to do that – online!

Thankofferings. Make your Thankofferings online via credit or debit card at welca.org/donate.

Where Needed Most. You can also support the churchwide women's organization "Where Needed Most" at welca.org/donate.

Faithful Friends. Even better, you can sign up online to give by credit or debit card every month, automatically. Recurring giving through Faithful Friends is really powerful! Sign up online at welca.org/faithfulfriends.
You can also support your churchwide women's organization by mail. Please make out your check to Women of the ELCA and write "Where Needed Most" or "Thankoffering" on the memo line.

Mail your check to:
Women of the ELCA
c/o ELCA Gift Processing
P.O. Box 1809
Merrifield VA 22116-8009

Thank you!
Sign up for Interchange/Intercambio
Do you want to receive Interchange or Intercambio, our quarterly newsletter for Women of the ELCA leaders (in English and Spanish)? The digital newsletter will be emailed in June. Sign up for it on our Publications page or from the button below.
God's extravagant grace by email
Daily Grace is an on-the-go companion for your journey, offering a faith reflection every day. Encounter God’s extravagant, boundless and often surprising grace by signing up for a daily email message. You can also download the newly updated app for your IOS and  Android devices.

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