Lutheran women have a long history of Bible study, discipleship, and desire to deepen their spiritual life and learn about issues.
Women of the ELCA offers free, downloadable program resources—all in English and many in Spanish—to help you grow in faith and engage in ministry and action.
Did you know that every 30 minutes a child or teen dies or is injured from a gun? Take a look at our Rachel’s Day resource that offers information on how you can work within your community and congregation to combat gun violence.
Rachel’s Day is observed by Women of the ELCA annually on the first Sunday in May, though it can be observed any time of the year. It is a time set aside to mourn the loss of our children and to renounce the forces of violence and fear. The 2015 Rachel’s Day resource includes a litany for use in a special Rachel’s Day service.
Celebrating Bold Women’s Day is full of ideas to make your celebration special. Updated in 2017, the resource will help you design an event just right for the women in your congregation or community. Be creative. Instead of or in addition to a group observance, women in your congregation can celebrate Bold Women’s Day individually. You’ll find all this and more in this handy planning resource. Visit our Bold Women’s Day page for promotional resources and certificates.
A reflection on the phrase “Give us this day our daily bread” that explores what you can learn about by baking bread: patience, community, how to be intentional and attentive, and the joy that comes from wide-eyed anticipation. Can easily be used as a one-day retreat, complete with bread-baking!
Discover what it means to have dominion over the earth and see why caring for the earth is an expression of gratitude to God for its riches. Use this short resource in connection with Earth Day or any time you want to explore increasing your commitment to caring for creation.
How is your spiritual life? Do you sometimes find it hard to connect with God or let God connect with you? Would like to try some new things? Take a journey in spirituality and learn about the many different paths to God. Paths to Wholeness is a retreat experience that offers a holistic approach to spirituality. You will recognize your own spiritual paths as well as the spiritual paths of others. This retreat resource can be conducted over a period of several weeks and is ideal for a one-day retreat.
Este nuevo recurso ofrece paso a paso sobre cómo se puede llevar a cabo un proyecto de servicio que ayuda a las madres y padres encarcelados leer a sus hijos. Su congregación dona libros, cintas en blanco, y las grabadoras, y luego los voluntarios ayudan a los padres elegir un libro, grabar, y enviar el registro electrónico a sus hijos. Día de Raquel es observado por Mujeres de la IELA anualmente el primer domingo de mayo, aunque se puede observar en cualquier época del año. Se trata de un tiempo reservado para llorar la pérdida de nuestros hijos y renunciar a las fuerzas de la violencia y el miedo.