“Thank You,” and “Welcome.”
I recently received a card that caught my attention with these words boldly used in two bright colors on the front. The card welcomes a community of supporters to medical research.
The researchers invited me to join them as they create programs of excellence and improve the quality of life for people in Chicago and beyond. The invitation inspired me to learn more about how the organization accomplishes its mission.
Women of the ELCA also wants to thank you and welcome you.
We thank you for your gifts that help us provide programming, free resources in English and Spanish, and publications like our award-winning Gather magazine and Cafe e-zine and podcast for young adult women.
With your support, Women of the ELCA will continue to provide programs and resources that help women act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ.
Together, we can make a bold difference
We invite and welcome all women to our community. Do you know the women in your congregation involved in Women of the ELCA? Are you one of them? If not, I encourage you to get involved with all our organization has to offer.
We welcome your ideas and talents as we live out the mission and purpose of our organization today and in future generations. Together, we can make a bold difference.
I hope our work inspires you, and that you support us by participating in the organization. If you do, show your pride by wearing one of our Women of the ELCA identity items. Invite a woman to Gather magazine’s Bible study so she can become involved in the good news of our organization. Stay in touch with us through our e-newsletters.
What bold steps will you take in 2019?
Eva James Yeo is director for membership for Women of the ELCA.
Photo by Kristina Diaz: Sara Larson, left, Women of the ELCA executive board member, makes new friends when visiting Puerto Rico last year: Maribel Lorenza of Iglesia Evangélica Luterana Getsemaní, center, and the Rev. Alicia Centeno Carazo who pastors two churches, Iglesia Evangélica Luterana San Pedro and San Juan. Maribel met with Sara and Jen DeLeon, director of justice for Women of the ELCA, to talk about starting a new congregational unit in her church.