Friday and Saturday
Practices for Sabbath Keeping: How to Stop Working on Your Days Off and Come Back Refreshed from Vacation
Ever find yourself reading your emails on your day off? Do you tell yourself that if you don’t respond you’re not “really working”?
Do you take your laptop on vacation afraid that if you don’t, you’ll be so overwhelmed when you get back that the vacation won’t have been worth it?
If you’re taking your work home with you or struggling to turn off, nothing has gone wrong.
You’ve been socialized by a culture that equates busyness with godliness. And taught that if you’re not working, you’re lazy and therefore bad. Join this workshop on sabbath keeping for practical tools to stop working on your days off and actually come back refreshed from vacation. You’ll walk away not only with a deeper understanding of why you’re feeling low level tired most of the time. You’ll learn concrete skills to create truly restorative rest. You’re able to slow down to speed up and unwind to create deeper connection with yourself and others.
Just Love Connecting Women
Just Love says women need each other and accompaniment and companionship with our global family is how we are to walk with each other. Come share time with our international guests representing many ELCA companion church relationships around the globe. Hear our sisters share their ministry stories. Learn how these relationships strengthen our plan to connect in strengthening ministry and witness here at home. Facilitated by Faustina Nillan Manyangu, National Director for Women and Children in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania.
Showing God’s love by showing up: the Ministry of Lutheran Disaster Response
Did you know the ELCA has an amazing team of professionals who coordinate disaster relief, response, and recovery ministry on your behalf? In this interactive and conversation-driven workshop, participants will be introduced to the work of LDR and learn about some of the disaster responses LDR currently is supporting across the ELCA and around the world (thanks to the generous support of ELCA members!). Participants will have the opportunity to explore disaster as a justice issue and discover ways in which their local women’s organization, congregation and/or community group could engage with this important and timely work. This workshop is led by Maryn Olson and other LDR staff.
Share your experience of a previous triennial gathering with the women in your network. Download this PowerPoint template and add your story to encourage more women to attend the event!
Wear your Just Love t-shirt and SHARE the love. Registration for pre-ordering your t-shirt has ended. A limited quantity may be available for purchase on site at the Book Store in the Exhibit Hall