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Feeling our feelings as spiritual practice

Do you listen to your body when experiencing strong emotions?

Our Purpose Statement

“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.”

Register now for the Just Love Gathering

Early bird registration is open until April 30!

We invite you to experience a life-changing event with other bold women of faith in September 2023. Learn more and register now!


Daily Grace

A saint’s life

(From an interview with poet and author Marilyn Nelson) I have one book that a lot of people respond to:

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Working to end gun violence

Rachel’s Day is observed by Women of the ELCA annually on the first Sunday in May, though it can be observed any time of the year. It is a time set aside to mourn the loss of our children and to renounce the forces of violence and fear. The 2015 Rachel’s Day resource includes a litany for use in a special Rachel’s Day service. En Español.



We apologize for the recent delays in receiving Gather magazine

Dear Gather subscribers,

We apologize for the recent delays in receiving Gather magazine. We know these delays have caused you challenges, especially for scheduled Bible study sessions. Because our goal is to walk with you, we are changing what we have control over – the pre-print production of the magazine. We appreciate the support so many have given, and the grace extended to staff during these difficult times. We acknowledge the time and money spent by many of you in downloading and copying PDFs of the Bible studies and in juggling your Bible study meeting times.

As an expression of appreciation for your loyalty to the magazine and Women of the ELCA and as an apology for the delays, we will be extending all existing subscriptions by two issues. Our circulation management company will handle the administration of this extension.

We value your partnership, both with the magazine and within Women of the ELCA. Together we mobilize women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ. And that changes the world.

—The staff at Gather and Women of the ELCA



The Twelfth Triennial Convention is currently scheduled for September 19-21, 2023, Phoenix, Ariz.

The convention, the highest legislative authority in Women of the ELCA, will be held at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown. Voting members, elected in the 64 synodical women’s organizations, will conduct the business of the organization. They will elect leaders for the 2023-2026 triennium, act on memorials from synodical organizations and resolutions from the floor, approve a budget and much more.

Voting members at the Eleventh Triennial Convention (2021), the organization’s first online convention, called women into action in areas such as human trafficking, immigration reform, the #METOO movement and more. Read the list of memorials and resolutions here.

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A $1 million campaign for Katie’s Fund

Katharina von Bora Luther was a practical and bold woman of faith. Through Katie’s Fund, Women of the ELCA honors her life by supporting global connections, leadership development and living theology.

2122 is a $1 million campaign for Katie’s Fund that is designed to support the organization into the next 100 years of mission and ministry. Learn ways you can give to the campaign.


Recursos de programas en Español

Mujeres de la ELCA ofrece recursos de programas gratuitos y descargables, todos en inglés y muchos en español, para ayudarlo a crecer en la fe y participar en el ministerio y la acción.



As adults, we can take on richer spiritual practices. We can go deeper into Lent. We can keep Lent as a time to renew our lives of faith.

Download the March 2023 devotion

Faithful friends are a gift

Build community with our Faithful Friends program

Our community of women called to discipleship in Jesus Christ is built on a foundation of friendship, faithfulness, and hope for our future together. You can help firm up our foundation of faith and hope by joining Faithful Friends, our monthly giving program.

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What excites you about Women of the ELCA? Share this welcome flyer with new friends!

Download this welcome flyer and print as many copies as you need to introduce future participants to Women of the ELCA. Use it as a quick guide to find our web address and contact information.

Download the flyer

Descargue este folleto de bienvenida e imprima tantas copias como necesite para dar a conocer nuestra organización a futuras participantes de mujeres de la ELCA. Utilícelo como una guía breve para contactarnos.

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Woman of the ELCA: A Place for You PowerPoint

A Place for You is available in PowerPoint and is perfect for new members and outreach efforts. Get to know the mission and ministry of Women of the ELCA with this PowerPoint, available in English and Spanish. Once you download the PowerPoint you can add slides and include information unique to your ministry.

English powerpoint

Spanish powerpoint


The Three Days

Later this week, many Christian traditions will be commemorating Maundy Thursday, the beginning of what is called “the Three Days”

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Herstory: 2,000 years of biblical interpretation

Women’s History Month commemorates and encourages the study, observance, and celebration of the role of women in history. There are

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During Women’s History Month, tell your story

I started my Women’s History Month celebration with an outing of a group of women and their granddaughters. The first

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