Women of the ELCA Blog

A place that welcomes all »

Recently I was asked, “What  plans do you have in place to build the organization?”

I’m  not asked this question every day, so  I started thinking about it. How can we  intentionally become a place that welcomes all women?

I believe we can  if  we  reach  outside of our local communities to women who are searching for a

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Share in the excitement and fun! »

This year, Women of the ELCA celebrates 30 years of mobilizing women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ.

One way you can celebrate with us is by joining more than 2,000 women at the Tenth Triennial Gathering in Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 13-16, 2017. This will be a time to

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Kickin’ it at boot camp »

I have attended two Women of the ELCA boot camps this year. Each one was slightly different but the main focus of the camp was the same: to share how we are redefining women’s ministry through our mission and purpose. The boot camps were designed to deliver the most updated Women of the ELCA

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Are you connected? »

September is full of opportunities to stay connected with Women of the ELCA.  To name a few: You can register for the Tenth Triennial Gathering in Minneapolis, Minn., July 13-16, 2017; gather with women for Bible study; start an active unit in your congregation, launch a Café group; or become a friend of

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Are you ready to do more? »

When I volunteer with my local food depository, I meet a lot of people who want to do more to help their community, city, families and individuals in need of nutritious meals.

This last time I met Sam and his wife, Katrina. They brought five friends along to help and to celebrate Katrina’s birthday. 

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Boot camp offers look at Women of the ELCA »

On a snowy morning in April, I was excited to attend a Women of the ELCA Boot Camp. I didn’t know what to expect, but I was intrigued by the title of this event—2016 WELCA Boot Camp—sponsored by the Indiana-Kentucky Synodical Women’s Organization.

When my colleague Valora Starr and I arrived at First English Lutheran

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Celebrate Katie’s birthday »

More than 19 years ago, Women of the ELCA created an endowment fund and named it after Martin Luther’s wife, Katharina von Bora Luther—affectionately known as Katie Luther. She was a woman that we all can admire for her bold faith. Katie actively lived out her boldness as a wife, mother, farmer, brewmaster, innkeeper

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Traveling with sisters »

“Habari gani?” (Or “What’s the news?” in Swahili)

Today is day three with 17 women who traveled from their homes to Tanzania. We continue our journey with our sisters of the Women Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania. As we travel together, Nov. 6-14, we will learn more about accompaniment, a spiritual and practical way of

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