May 2022
Women of the ELCA has first significant revenue surplus in years
When the Women of the ELCA executive board held its spring 2022 meeting, the mood was thankful and celebratory. Board members recognized the organization’s nearly $700,000 surplus—its first significant revenue surplus in many years—as they met Saturday, April 23, 2022, via Zoom. Those positive results came after generous giving by the organization’s donors and synodical women’s organizations, and an organizational restructuring in 2020 that included staff reductions and cost savings from various efficiencies. Read the rest of the article.
Join the next Cafe's B.Y.O.D.
Our next Boldcafe Monthly Dinner, Thursday, May 5 at 7 pm (CDT) is hosted by Rozella Haydée White. Rozella is an author, speaker, coach and popular Boldcafe writer. She will lead our conversation about self-care.
Join us!

You can read her popular article,“The revolutionary act of self-care."

Training events continue May 7
Two online training sessions have been held in April and the next three begin May 7. These trainings help equip women to better answer the call to elected leadership in Women of the ELCA.

Upcoming sessions are scheduled for synodical treasurers; synodical board members; and conference/cluster leaders.

Whether you are currently serving in such an elected position or are considering such service, you are welcome to participate.

To learn more about servant leadership, see the materials and videos from For Such a Time as This, the 2022 leadership event.

Recordings of the training sessions will be posted here. Please check the link to view new recordings as they become available.
Get ready for a summer of rest and renewal!
For summer 2022, participants will enjoy a three-session Bible study that uses the concept of quilting to explore rest, renewal and Christian community.

We’ll discuss Old and New Testament readings as we consider the patterns we follow and how the pieces of our lives and communities are bound together in Christ. While no actual sewing experience is required to complete the study, participants can opt to create a quilting project as a lasting reminder of their time together.

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