Once Labor Day happens, I have always felt it was the start of new beginnings. It is the start of children and adults going back to school. Women have planned for programs and activities for the fall season. It is also the beginning of the next triennium for Women of the ELCA.
I was inspired to hear Leymah Gbowee, a plenary speaker at the Triennial Gathering, speak to her sisters of the ELCA to say “It’s time to rise up” and “reclaim your space!” There is much to do and Women of the ELCA has the ministry tools to help you reach out to your community and support you on your faith journey.
Are you connected with Women of the ELCA in its mission and purpose? In our mission statement—Mobilizing women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ—we are here supporting you with program resources, promoting women’s complete health with our health initiative, advocating for women and children, awarding grants and providing scholarships. We have Café, an award-winning e-zine for young women and it’s also available in an audio podcast. Our 6 Models for Mission can help you reorganize your unit. By receiving Daily Grace through your iPhone you can be inspired daily. Working together we can carry out our purpose with the framework of our mission.
To learn more about how we accomplish our mission and purpose, visit us at womenoftheelca.org and then consider joining us. Consider this a new beginning for you to take action. Be inspired to reclaim your space!
Eva James Yeo is director for membership.