How are you celebrating Bold Women’s Day?
Bold Women’s Day is observed annually on the fourth Sunday of February. It celebrates all Lutheran women who
have acted or are acting boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ.
Whether you live out your bold story of faith in the workplace, family or community, your faith compels you to make a difference in the lives of others. It’s all about being a disciple of Christ. How is your congregation celebrating Bold Women’s Day? Let us know by emailing us at [email protected] and put Bold Women’s Day in the subject line. (Watch for new resources in the new year.)
ELCA to create human trafficking worship resources
Women of the ELCA participants have been doing anti-trafficking work for more than a decade, said Executive Director Linda Post Bushkfosky. “It’s been a grassroots movement that spread across the churchwide organization.”
At the 2016 Churchwide Assembly last August in New Orleans, voting members approved a memorial (CA16.02.03k) “calling for a dedicated time of prayer to end human trafficking and to create resources to support congregations in this effort . . . including dedicated times of prayer each year, such as January 11, Human Trafficking Awareness Day.”
The assembly also asked the ELCA worship team to create worship resources surrounding the issue of human trafficking, including prayers and litanies. The worship team, in turn, asked Women of the ELCA to consult on those resources, Bushkofsky said.
Women of the ELCA continues to create resources (found at welca.org/humantrafficking) that equip people to tell the story of human trafficking and move into action against it, she said.
Looking for some extra Bible study resources?
Gather is excited to offer a selection of past Bible study lessons for sale online. “In Good Company: Biblical Women” is a nine-session Bible study that explores the stories of biblical women in both the Old and New Testaments. You can purchase a digital download of the entire series or purchase one or more individual lessons by going to our shop pages. Be sure to check back for more studies in the coming months!
Deadline for scholarships is February 15
The deadline for applying for a Women of the ELCA scholarship in one of four categories is Feb. 15. Scholarships are offered for Lutheran (ELCA) laywomen, administrative leadership, ordained ministry and for ELCA college and seminary leadership. Learn more here.