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Welcome, Dr. Hockenbery!

Jennifer Hockenbery, Ph.D., a college dean, philosophy professor, and editor of the Journal of Lutheran Ethics, began serving as interim churchwide executive director of Women of the ELCA, July 1.

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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.”

Make a gift to Katie's Fund in honor of Linda Post Bushkofsky's retirement

It’s time to say thank you

Linda Post Bushkofsky, executive director, has announced her retirement. To honor Linda’s 22 years of service to Women of the ELCA, you are invited to make a gift to 2122: Growing Katie’s Fund for the next 100 years, the campaign to raise $1 million for this endowment.

Katie’s Fund supports ministries focused on global sharing, leadership development, and faith in daily life. Linda has focused her leadership in these areas, too. So, a gift to Katie’s Fund in honor of Linda’s leadership is a natural way to say “thanks.”

Will you consider a gift today to show your gratitude and support for the future of Women of the ELCA?

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Daily Grace

Light bright

Light is wonderful – until it isn’t. The flip side of living in a land of near-total darkness in winter

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Combat gun violence

Renounce violence & fear

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 resource includes a litany for use in a special Rachel’s Day service. Download it here.

A litany of lament and hope for Rachel’s Day

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Synodical Women's Organizations receive $1,000 seed grants through Katie's Fund

Southwestern Texas

Eight participants from the Southwestern Texas Synodical Women’s Organization attended the Texas United Women of Faith/Texas Impact Legislative Event with the seed grant dollars. These eight participants are supporting Project Radical Hospitality, a synod-wide effort to foster a deeper understanding of community by direct, tangible actions of hospitality. While at the event, participants studied current Texas legislatives issues related to Immigration, women’s (maternal) health and reproductive rights, climate action, and gun violence, among other topics. “As we begin our next strategic plan’s cycle, Project Radical Hospitality members are concentrating on service to immigrants/communities/services along with education and legislative priorities,” reports Lisa Lopez, SWO president. Read more stories.

Eastern North Dakota

The Eastern North Dakota Synodical Women’s Organization took its seed grant, combined it with its fund for cluster gatherings and created one large “Round-Up” on April 20, 2024. The entire day was offered free of charge to attendees, and registration was at least four times greater than in past years. A catered noon meal was provided by Casa de Fe, a mission group that funds an orphanage in Central America. The group shared their story and mission goals. Read more stories.

Saint Paul Area

 
The Saint Paul Area Synodical Women’s Organization held a “thank you dinner” for women who had been involved with the SWO over the years and asked each of them to bring someone with them. “It was great to thank those who have been involved … and get them back in the feel that our SWO is alive and well and that we need them to once again be active in our SWO,” reports SWO president Becky Maier. “Since this event we have seen a rise in participation at cluster meetings and at our SWO Soup Lunch and have seen excitement in what is to come.” Read more stories.

View photos from the Just Love Gathering

View photos of the 2023 Just Love Gathering, Phoenix!

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Twelfth Triennial Convention

Triennial convention photos

The Twelfth Triennial Convention of Women of the ELCA was held in Phoenix, Az, September 19-21, 2023.

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JOIN THE $1 MILLION CAMPAIGN FOR KATIE'S FUND

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.

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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.

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What can we do to bring about a loving world?

“When love is the way, we are all set free.” Love sets us free from fear, greed, envy and hatred of every kind. What can we do to bring about the kind of love that frees us?

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Friendships refresh the soul

by Elizabeth McBride Last week, after camp, my daughter played in a splash pad. Immediately, she met another child and

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Farewell and be bold!  

by Linda Post Bushkofsky Well, I’ve gone and done it: I’ve retired. It’s been a good, long run. Twenty-two years

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What can we do to bring about a loving world?

by Audrey Novak Riley I got up really early one Saturday for a wedding. I didn’t know the bride or

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