Women of the ELCA Blog
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 ELCARead More »
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 ofRead More »
This last time I met Sam and his wife, Katrina. They brought five friends along to help and to celebrate Katrina’s birthday.Read More »
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 LutheranRead More »
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, innkeeperRead More »
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 ofRead More »
Every month I read several newsletters from 64 synodical women’s organizations (SWOs). It’s one way I link to the work women are passionate about. The newsletters are full of information and stories worthy of sharing about the mission and purpose of the organization.
The collective work we accomplish together is amazing, and we canRead More »
This is the end of the school year for my 15-year-old son. He made it through his first year in high school. It’s been an eye-opening experience as he faced many new challenges at aRead More »