My efforts to support congregational, inter-congregational and special units is ongoing. I receive phone calls, emails and referrals from women that are interested in starting a new unit in their congregation but often they don’t know where to start. Some calls are from women that want to learn more about our resources so they can introduce them to women and encourage them. Getting started can be a barrier if there is no direction.
Recently, I received a call from a women named Carol who mentioned she supported WELCA and wanted more women in her congregation to become involved in the ministry. Carol was on a mission to begin organizing and talking about the benefits of supporting the organization with all the women in her congregation. Carol wanted women to understand they are part of a community of women that works together with their synodical women’s organization, that receives support from the churchwide organizations. She had many questions on stewardship, resources and what was needed to start a unit.
Carol took the information needed and was excited to inform me that she had started a unit and will stay in contact. Have you begun the steps to start a unit? If not, today’s a good day. If you need support or have a question, we are here to assist you. I look forward to hearing from you. For more information, contact [email protected]
Eva James Yeo is director for membership.
Photo: Three young women learned about Women of the ELCA through a Chocolate Lounge networking event. Find out more about how you can plan and host a Chocolate Lounge. Photo by Elizabeth McBride. Used with permission.