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June 2014
Published June 26, 2014

YOU ARE A BLESSING
Whether you're a delegate to the Ninth Triennial Convention, a participant in the Ninth Triennial Gathering or a woman of faith staying at home next month, you are a blessing. Yes, you are a blessing! When Lutheran women gather in Charlotte next month, we'll celebrate you. Won't you pray for those who gather?

THE INSIDER'S GUIDE TO THE GATHERING
Whether you're one of the 700 or so first time-attendees or a seasoned participant of triennial gatherings, we've got an insider's guide to help you prepare and attend of many generations. From strategic planning to plain old motherly advice, the insider's guide is a must-read between now and the gathering!

DAY REGISTRATIONS ANNOUNCED   
You can now register to attend the Ninth Triennial Gathering on Friday, July 25 or Saturday, July 26 for just $150 per day. You'll hear plenary speakers, participate in workshops and servant events and have full access to all the exhibitors and vendors.

Download this flyer with the day registration form to register in advance via mail or fax. Online registration is available too. On site registration at the Charlotte Convention Center will be available.

Worship services (opening worship on Thursday evening, July 24 and the closing worship on Sunday morning, July 27) are open to the public. Seating is subject to availability.

DINNER OPTIONS DURING THE GATHERING
Queen's Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week will be happening while Lutheran women attend the Ninth Triennial Gathering. During restaurant week more than 100 restaurants in the Charlotte metro area offer three courses or more at dinner for just $30 per person (not including tax or gratuity). It's a bad news, good news thing for triennial gathering attendees.

Restaurant week will likely make it a tad more difficult to just drop in a restaurant and pick up a quick meal. But a three course dinner for $30? Well, that's a great bargain. So visit Queen's Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week, check out the participating restaurants (look at the list for "Uptown") and plan ahead by making reservations.

Check out the EPICENTRE, a quick walk from the Charlotte Convention Center that includes many restaurants. Some places at the EPICENTRE are participating in restaurant week, but many are not and will likely offer gathering attendees a quick and tasty alternative.

PASHMINA SHAWLS NOW AVAILABLE
It's the perfect accessory for any occasion: a pashmina shawl featuring the Women of the ELCA logo. The embroidered logo is the same color as the shawl, offering a subtle result.

Use it as a scarf, wrap or shawl. It is lightweight, soft and comfortable. Available in olive, coral, silver, purple, berry, mauve, chocolate and blue. The blue shawl is available with the logo in either English or Spanish.

Shawls are available for purchase online now; they'll also be available for purchase at the triennial gathering.

CONVENTION PROGRAM & REPORTS AVAILABLE
The Convention Program and Reports (CPR) is now available for download. It includes committee reports,
the proposed budget, the agenda for the Ninth Triennial Convention and more. Hard copies have been mailed to all delegates.
Visitors may wish to download relevant portions of the CPR as a limited quantity will be available for use during the convention.


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May 2014
Published May 29, 2014

ALL TRIENNIAL, ALL THE TIME

You may be thinking of flowers, graduations or other rites of spring, but in the churchwide office we've moved into a different season. It's the season we know as "all triennial, all the time!" With the Ninth Triennial Convention and the gathering, of many generations, less than two months away, we're happily busy, busy, busy. So, smell the lilacs for us or congratulate some graduates on our behalf. We'll see you in Charlotte!

GETTING READY FOR CHARLOTTE!

With the Ninth Triennial Gathering less than two months away, the excitement is building! Now you can learn more about the gathering through our news blog.

  • Learn how to collect pledges (or make a gift, if you're not participating) in the Run, Walk and Roll.
  • Read the story of transformation behind the tote bag you'll receive at registration.
  • Arrange for childcare during the gathering.
  • Discover the art and culture sites near the Charlotte Convention Center, our gathering venue.
  • Learn about the 7th Street Public Market.

While you're reading about all these things and more on our news blog, leave a comment. Share your excitement with others. And stop back often as lots of new information, including some restaurant reviews, will be added between now and the big event.

$1 MILLION STRONG   

Last May the executive board issued a challenge: grow Katie's Fund to $1 million dollars by the start of the Ninth Triennial Gathering. That would require raising about $170,000 in 14 months (it had taken us 15 years to grow Katie's Fund to $830,000). Now, just 12 months later, we have good news. Katie's Fund is growing. Thanks to donations from congregational units, individuals and synodical organizations, Katie's Fund has grown to $1,020,728! Seems like $1 million is just the beginning. Learn how Katie's Fund is supporting ministry in the May-June issue of Interchange. You can make an online gift to Katie's Fund today.

COMING TO A SITE NEAR YOU: BIBLE STUDY INTRO EVENTS 

Find out more about Gather magazine's upcoming Bible study, Transforming Life and Faith, written by Carol Schersten LaHurd, by attending a Bible study intro event.

The only piece essential for the study is a subscription to Gather. Check out our companion pieces that can add depth to your study.

HONORING MAYA ANGELOU

Visit Women of the ELCA on Pinterest to find a collection of Maya Angelou's inspiring words. She may have left this earth but her words live on.

DONATE TODAY
Want to make a difference in women's lives, here and around the globe? Make a gift today to Women of the ELCA.