Gather, the magazine of Women of the ELCA, offers a mix of articles, theological reflections, devotions, and stories of comfort and challenge that help readers grow in faith and engage in ministry and action. Gather is published 10 times a year with combined issues in January/February and July/August. Only $15 a year.
Download and print a copy of Gather magazine's newest brochure to find out about the 2014-15 Bible study, "Transforming Life and Faith." Hang the brochure on your church bulletin board or put it in your Bible for easy reference. To receive a copy, call 800-638-3522, ext. 2730. In May, begin ordering "Transforming Life and Faith" Bible study resources from the ELCA Distribution Center: Phone 1-800-638-3522, ext. 2580 or online.
2014 Summer Study
Of Many Generations: Mary, Elizabeth, LydiaWe are women of “of many generations,” many ages, many places, and many experiences. We have a calling to come, learn, and serve together, as well as to rebuild, repair, and restore not only our own relationships, but also the world around us.
To do this we look to Scripture for stories that take us into this calling. We look for stories of women who come together, women who understand themselves to be part of a multi-generational community and who have known both challenge and joy. The author is Diane Jacobson, professor emeritus of Old Testament at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minn. Read more.
In Good Company: Stories of Biblical Women
Watch the video of Kay Ward introducing the study
September 2013-May 2014
Company’s coming! Bible study author Kay Ward, a bishop in The Moravian Church, has invited nine women from the Old Testament, several from the New Testament, and a handful of women she knows to stop in for a visit. They will be companions with us each month, long enough for us to get to know them and to also get to know ourselves a bit better. Their stories will draw us into Bible study, worship with the Psalms, and opportunities to tell our own stories. Ward was elected to be a bishop in the Moravian Unity in 1998, the first woman to be chosen in its 550 years of history. She has served as a parish pastor, and in 2006 retired as professor and administrator of Moravian Theological Seminary in Bethlehem, Pa. Kay has written three collections of essays and lives in a log cabin with her husband in central Wisconsin.