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Sacred spaces

Simply being present and holding people in their grief is often all that is needed.

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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.”

New program year

Do you want to engage more women?

It’s almost time to plan for the new program year! Take the opportunity to evaluate your model for mission as you help women live out our 2017 triennial gathering theme of All Anew. Consider the questions: How do we get started? What can we do to inspire more women to become involved in the organization we love? How can we make a difference together?

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Daily Grace

In stillness, we may know God 

Be still, and know that I AM God! (Psalm 46:10) Martin Luther used Psalm 46 as a lyrical basis for

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Let us pray

Gather, the magazine of Women of the ELCA, offers its three-session summer Bible studies for free. This summer Gather’s three-part Bible study, “Let us pray,” by Anna Madsen explores what happens when we pray. Is there right or wrong way to pray? Do we pray for God’s benefit or our own?

Gather is published 10 times a year with combined issues in January/February and July/August. A print subscription is $19.95 a year. Digital access (computer, iPad, Android) is free to print subscribers. For more information, or to subscribe by phone, call 1-844-409-0576.

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WELCA @ 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering

We helped young Lutherans advocate against human trafficking in our exhibit space at the ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston, June 27July 1, 2018. Your contributions played a big part as we assisted organizations in Houston that help victims of trafficking. Your gifts helped with the in-kind kits assembled by participants in our exhibit space. We are collecting donations through the end of July. Help us reach our $20,000 goal!

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Interchange/ Intercambio

In the summer 2018 issue of Interchange, you will learn about human trafficking resources offered through Cherish All Children, find out how to engage more women in your organization, read about actions taken by the executive board, get an update on Gather‘s fall Bible study, and be introduced to Women of the ELCA’s newest staff member. The issue–Intercambiois also available in Español.

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Monthly Devotion

God is about relationships, and so are we

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Listen to the quiet

by Hannah Hawkinson “Listen to the quiet. Can you hear it?” As a child, I neither understood nor appreciated my

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Fathering lessons: Love and respect everybody

by Laura Krueger Following Father’s Day last month, I took some time to reflect on the blessings given to me

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The angst and stress of speaking through our blogs

I have a ritual for preparing to write a blog. I troll social media for a couple days before writing

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