Our Tenth Triennial Gathering theme, All Anew, calls us to look at life in a new way. Our Women of the ELCA purpose statement calls us to be there for each other. God calls us to make a difference in the world.
Through in-kind gifts, we can do it all: We can see into the lives of our gift recipients in Minneapolis and around the world. We can be there for them in relationship and in partnership, and we can make a difference in the world.
You can focus on one in-kind gift or collect a variety.
Make this a congregational unit activity and invite everyone in your congregation to get involved. Download the in-kind gifts information sheet here.
Make a finger labyrinth
Fiber artists will unite in making finger labyrinths. Quilted, knitted, embroidered, felted or crocheted, there’s a pattern for everyone. We’re hoping to collect more than 5,000 finger labyrinths. Find patterns and a video on the website.
Participate in the quilt challenge
Quilters of all abilities are invited to create a quilt interpreting the Tenth Triennial Gathering theme, All Anew theme in a black & white + one challenge. Entries will be judged by women from the Minnesota Quilters Guild. The challenge comes not only in interpreting the gathering theme but also in working within certain rules. Find a downloadable fact sheet here.
Volunteering is labor of love
Volunteers are needed for many aspects of the triennial gathering: exhibit hall, events, hospitality, workshops, worship and general administrative work. Those with computer skills or language skills are in demand. If you’re interested in volunteering for a few hours at the gathering, use this form or wait until you get to the gathering to see how your time looks. Registration discounts are not offered to volunteers. It is a labor of love, and the organization appreciates it!
Run, Walk and Roll forms available
You will have the opportunity to take part in the fourth 5K Run, Walk and Roll in Loring Park just blocks from the gathering hotels. The $30 registration fee supports our health initiative, Raising Up Healthy Women and Girls. Find more information and pledge forms.
Lounge ’70, ’80, ’90
Enjoy a late-evening gathering especially for women born in the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. We’ll share conversation and dessert while listening to our favorite hits from those eras. Jelly shoes, acid-wash jeans and other fluorescent clothing encouraged. Learn more.