Resources you can do in one session

Sometimes your women’s group wants a resource to do during a short get-together. Maybe you are between Bible studies or holding a mid-month meeting. Women of the ELCA offers a multitude of programs and resources to help you grow in your spiritual life. Many of them are perfect for a one-time meeting.

Here, we offer you resources that can be used when you just need to fill a short amount of time, say two hours or less.

Don’t forget to check out our Spanish-language resources.

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Gifts for You: Opening Your Spiritual Gifts

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Discovering or recovering your spiritual gifts and exploring how you can better use them is part of growing in faith and discipleship. Gifts for You, complete with two Bible studies, will help you in that discovery with its spiritual gifts assessment.

Knitting as a Spiritual Practice

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Knitting, a once grandmotherly craft, has been rediscovered. New generations of women are toting their knitting bags around, making scarves, hats and prayer shawls. Knitting has also emerged as a spiritual practice that opens a way to meditation. Understand the connection between craft and spirituality with his simple scarf project that will help you practice deliberate focus and meet the Divine as you work.

Navigating the Globe

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Acts 1:8 commissioned the apostles to engage in mission to the ends of the earth. We have received the same command; we no longer leave our global mission ministry to men and women who leave home for years to go to parts unknown. Each of the four sections of this short program—Purpose, Language, Approach and Navigate—contains commentary, biblical references with questions and directions for connecting the P.L.A.N. Once completed, it will give participants a new tool for viewing and navigating their participation in global mission.

Page Turners: Building a Book Club that Suits Your Style

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This resource helps you build a book club that suits your style. It features four different book clubs along with an annual book retreat and the reflections of a solo reader. A helpful companion for those wanting to learn about book clubs or how to start one, Page Turners can take those in existing book clubs to a new level with its creative ideas. Six book lists are included.

Caring for the Earth as God's People

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Discover what it means to have dominion over the earth and see why caring for the earth is an expression of gratitude to God for its riches. Use this short resource in connection with Earth Day or any time you want to explore increasing your commitment to caring for creation.

All About Thankofferings

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This program will help you better understand the history and significance of Women of the ELCA’s Thankoffering tradition. Did you know that the concept of Thankoffering celebrations dates back more than 100 years and beyond Lutherans? Thankofferings show gratitude for God’s blessings and give us an important and tangible way to express that gratitude. It is a tradition grounded in our celebration of community, of meeting together to joyfully give thanks for what God has given us.

Being Good Stewards of Water

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Learn what “virtual water consumption” is, how North Americans compare to Europeans and Africans on water use, and easy ways to conserve and recycle water—which is good not only for the local and global environment but for your wallet, too.

Epiphany: Unfolding the Discovery

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Epiphany is a church festival celebrated on January 6. We also have epiphanies throughout our lives—sometimes suddenly, sometimes gradually—of how we understand the world, ourselves, and others. This resource looks at epiphany as both unfolding discovery and sudden illumination.

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