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This Lenten season, let us be reminded that we are God’s beloved children.




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“As a community of women created in the image of God, called to discipleship in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves to grow in faith, affirm our gifts, support one another in our callings, engage in ministry and action, and promote healing and wholeness in the church, the society, and the world.”

Gathering 2020 | July 16-19 | Phoenix

Leadership monitoring COVID-19 virus

Women of the ELCA’s churchwide president Lisa Plorin and its executive director Linda Post Bushkofsky are closely monitoring the COVID-19 virus and its implications for the upcoming convention (July 14-16) and gathering (July 16-19).

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What will give us life?

It has been more than two decades since church growth leaders and researchers sounded the alert that the church is

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Download Interchange & Intercambio

The winter 2020 issues of Interchange and Intercambio are available for download. The quarterly newsletter is now digital-only. To sign up to receive a copy by email, complete the Stay in Touch form on our website. Download the current issue of Interchange and Intercambio from our Publications page. And find back issues here.

Eleventh Triennial Convention information

The Eleventh Triennial Convention of Women of the ELCA will be held July 14-16, 2020, in Phoenix, Ariz. The triennial convention is the highest legislative authority within the organization. 

Visitors are welcome at the Eleventh Triennial Convention, and a special visitor seating area will be available. Since no registration is needed prior to attending, name tags will be available outside the convention center.

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Resources for the liturgical year

Women of the ELCA offers several resources for the liturgical year, including two for Lent. Explore our resources and find one appropriate for the season. Many are also available in Spanish.


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Women of the ELCA staff receive 22 communicator awards

Women of the ELCA staff is honored to have received a total of 22 awards from two religion communicator organizations,

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It feels like we are preparing for a coming blizzard. The grocery stores are full of nervous shoppers, and there

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I’ve said some mighty cruel words about poetry in my adult life. Yet, as a 16-year-old, I wrote a lot

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