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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.”

The Gathering 2020

We hope to see you there!

Since 1988, we’ve gathered to party and act boldly on our faith. Lisa Plorin, president of Women of the ELCA’s executive board, invites you to join us at our 2020 Gathering in Phoenix, Ariz., July 16-19, 2020. View the video.

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Healthy identity

Figuring out who we are and growing into adulthood is not easy. The process is often fraught with trial and

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Poetry of the Old Testament

In the fall—September, October and November—Gather subscribers will study selections of Old Testament poetry from Job, Psalms and Lamentations. Drawing from the experiences of these ancient writers, readers will learn to look for God in times of deep emotions, such as joy, anger, celebration, depression, misunderstanding and contentment, finding hope and grace along the way. Learn more about the study and who’s writing it.

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Start planning your Thankoffering service

For more than 100 years, Lutheran women have given thanks to God and dollars to mission through Thankofferings. Start planning your Thankoffering offering service now! The 2019-2020 Thankoffering services in English and Español are available for download in PDF and Word.

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