Thankofferings

Thankofferings

Thankofferings are a long-standing custom among Lutheran women. We give in thanksgiving for blessings received–and we do receive so many blessings, don’t we? And we are so grateful. That’s why we give Thankofferings.

Your generous Thankofferings help support the ongoing ministries of the churchwide women’s organization, including our triennial conventions, the work of your elected churchwide board, the annual conference of synodical presidents, our communications ministries, justice and advocacy work, and so much more. See the fall 2018 issue of Interchange for more details. You can download the 2018-19 Thankoffering service now in PDF. It is also available in Word.

How Thankofferings work

Many women set aside small amounts at home throughout the year and then bring together their gifts with those of other women at the end of the year. Others organize a Thankoffering service with the whole congregation, using our envelopes and bulletin covers to celebrate the ministries of women in a bold, exciting way. It’s all up to you. Order online by clicking the links or call 800-638-3522.

An organized annual service is only one way to take part in this age-old practice among women of faith. Just as we’re grateful more than once a year, we can make Thankofferings any time the spirit moves us. Download the 2018-19 Thankoffering service as PDF or Word.

Individuals giving online

Individuals may make Thankofferings online with a credit card here.

Individuals giving by mail

Please make out your check to Women of the ELCA and write Thankoffering on the memo line. Then mail it to:
Women of the ELCA
ELCA Gift Processing Center
P.O. Box 1809
Merrifield VA 22116-8009

Congregational units giving by mail

Please make out your check to Women of the ELCA and write Thankoffering on the memo line. Download and print out a copy of Form B in English or Spanish and fill it out according to the directions on the form. Then mail the check and form to:

Women of the ELCA
ELCA Gift Processing Center
P.O. Box 1809
Merrifield VA 22116-8009

Thank you!

It’s been shown time and again that gratitude is good for us – spiritually, mentally, and even physically. Making a Thankoffering is gratitude in action. And Women of the ELCA is grateful to you for taking that action. Thank you.