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Here you can learn what is happening now and in the near future with Women of the ELCA. From synodical events to the triennial gathering, we’ll keep you up to date on all of our news and events.

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Delegates pass 2015 budget »

Delegates pass budgetDelegates pass 2015 budget

CHARLOTTE (ELCA)—Delegates of the Ninth Triennial Convention of the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) approved a 2015 budget of nearly $3 million. The vote was 346 to 5.

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Women uplift unaccompanied children issue »

Unaccompanied childrenWomen uplift unaccompanied children issue

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Delegates of the Ninth Triennial Convention of Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) have committed the women’s organization to pray for guidance and direction in the current humanitarian crisis of unaccompanied children entering the United States.

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Women of the ELCA elect new officers, board »

Executive boardWomen of the ELCA elect new officers, board

CHARLOTTE (ELCA) — Delegates of the Ninth Triennial Convention of Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) elected July 23 Patti Austin from Decatur, Ga., as the organization’s executive board president. Austin, a member of All Saints Lutheran in Lilburn, Ga., was elected on the fourth ballot with 191 votes to 163 votes for Jody Smiley from Blacksburg, Va. There were 354 votes cast, with a total of 178 votes needed for an election.

Meeting July 22-24 under the theme “of many generations,” the convention is Women of the ELCA’s highest legislative authority with delegates elected by each of the 64 synodical women’s organizations.

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Outgoing president delivers final report »

Jenny MichaelOutgoing president delivers final report

 CHARLOTTE, N.C. —Jennifer Michael, outgoing president of Women of the ELCA, told the more than 360 women attending the Ninth Triennial Convention that they “collectively contribute to this organization.”

Michael, Dubuque, Iowa, delivered her final report to the convention meeting July 22-24 in Charlotte, N.C. She told delegates that her remarks were “an expression of gratitude to all of you. And what all of you collectively contribute to this organization so that it can truly be that community of women who nurture, who support, and who love one another.”

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Delegates work to further mission, ministry »

DelegatesDelegates work to further mission, ministry

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- More than 360 delegates of the Ninth Triennial Convention of Women of the ELCA considered memorials from synodical women’s organizations and recommendations from Women of the ELCA’s executive board to further Women of the ELCA’s mission and ministry.

The convention is taking place July 22-24 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C., and precedes the Ninth Triennial Gathering of Women of the ELCA, July 24-27. About 2,000 women from across this church are gathering under the theme, “of many generations.”

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Executive director delivers report of 12 years of service »

Linda Post BushkofskyExecutive director delivers report of 12 years of service

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Linda Post Bushkofsky, executive director of the Women of the ELCA, looked back at her 12 years on the job when presenting her report to the Ninth Triennial Convention of the Women of the ELCA.  She spoke before 360 delegates attending the convention in Charlotte, N.C., July 22-24. She

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Convention elects new president »

Patti AustinConvention Delegates Elect New President

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Patti Austin was elected as churchwide president for the 2014-2017 triennium. She was elected to the churchwide executive board of Women of the ELCA in July of 2011. She serves on the stewardship committee and the constitution review committee.

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Day registrations for Ninth Triennial gathering just announced

Day registrations for Ninth Triennial gathering just announced »

Day registrations are now available for the Friday and Saturday of the Ninth Triennial Gathering. Those who purchase a day registration will hear that day's plenary speakers, participate in workshops and servant events and have full access to all the exhibitors and vendors....
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