Women of the ELCA Blog

Rachel’s Day resource designed to stop gun violence »

Rachel’s Day is a time set aside to mourn the loss of our children and to renounce the forces of violence and fear. It is observed by Women of the ELCA annually on the first Sunday in May, though it can be observed any time of the year.

Did you know that every 30 minutes a

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Celebrating grandparents »

Today is Grandparents Day. It’s a real holiday, did you know? There’s a lot of celebrate about grandparents, to be sure, so we’ve collected up some great posts from our blog archives, posts that remember and celebrate Nana, Grandma, PopPop, Grandpa, Mimi and all those other special people who fit that definition of

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Advent and Christmas “reruns” »

If we can watch “Rudolph” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas” year after year, then we can offer up some “reruns” of our own. Here are 10 blog posts on Advent and Christmas themes from years past. May they be a blessing to you, and may

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Fair trade benefits everyone »

Women of the ELCA through all of its expressions has a long history of supporting Fair Trade efforts, and today that will be brought to life again as the churchwide staff hosts a fair trade fair. Now in its sixth year, the fair trade fair introduces workers in the O’Hare Plaza (four interconnected buildings, one

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Reflections for this day, this season »

Pulling from our archives, we offer up two reflections on Black Friday and all that it means as we enter into Advent.

The first, The seduction of things, was written by Kate Sprutta Elliott, and asks why we care so much about buying stuff.
The second, When shopping is the holiday, was written by Linda

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Not just a quilting society »

Head on over to Living Lutheran today to read some parting words from Jennifer Michael who ends her service today as president of Women of the ELCA for the 2011-2014 triennium. Read now.

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The Black Friday phenomenon »

Shopping on Black Friday seems as traditional as turkey and pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving. Those early sale hours on Black Friday gave way some time ago to midnight sales and now this year many stores opened on Thanksgiving. Black Friday sales even started a week before Thanksgiving

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Our favorite reflections on giving thanks »

It comes as no surprise that as Christian women we are often giving thanks or talking about being thankful. In this post we serve up some of our favorite reflections on giving thanks. After the turkey’s been carved and the pumpkin pie served, why not share one of these reflections with those who’ve gathered with

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