Women of the ELCA

Our mission is mobilizing women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ.

As a community of women created in the image of God, called to discipleship in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves to grow in faith, affirm our gifts, support one another in our callings, engage in ministry and action, and promote healing and wholeness in the church, the society, and the world.

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2019 Spring Gathering: Women of the ELCA Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod

 

Date: Saturday June 1, 2019

Place: Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lansdale

Registration starts at 8:45

 

Theme:  Water of Life. We want to give thanks to God’s for the gift of water and look at how we can care for it. We found out that our synod is a sister synod to Southeastern Michigan – the home of Flint; so we want to learn more about their problems. We are also aware of the problems in our neighborhoods, the Willow Grove Naval Station for example, so we want to look at what is happening here and around the world. We cannot live without water; so it is important to not take it for granted, but to care for it in whatever way is possible.

In Kind gifts:We are going to do something different for our In Kind gifts. We would like to collect bottles of water for the people in Flint. We have been told that the churches there are giving water out. Obviously, shipping physical bottles of water to the churches there does not make sense. What we would like to do is collect money in each of our congregations during Lent to give to the churches in Flint to buy water. We envision making an empty gallon water bottle available and asking folks to donate the cost of a bottle of water (or a six pack) each Sunday in Lent. Bring your bottle to the gathering; or if you cannot make it to the gathering, mail a check for the amount collected to our treasurer Cindy Ryan (1045 Nash Ave Lansdale Pa. 19446.). Our offering at the gathering will also support this endeavor.

More information to follow.


2019 Ingathering

The 2019 Ingathering will take place on Saturday morning May 4, 2019 at Franconia Mennonite Church as part of the Synod Assembly.

We thank everyone who contributed to the Ingathering at our Convention in June. We assembled 33 personal care kits at the convention and received the following donations from churches in our synod:

  • 374 Mission Quilts
  • 29 Fleece Tied Blankets
  • More than 83 Personal Care Kits
  • 98 School Kits
  • 42 Baby Care Kits

Spring Conference Gatherings

Upper Bucks Conference — Saturday, Mar. 30, 2019 1 pm, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Pleasant Valley (mailing address: 2170 Route 212 Coopersburg, PA 18036)

Topic: Created in God’s Image Scripture: “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them;male and female he created them.”  (Genesis 1:27).  In 2020 we commemorate the 50thanniversary of the ordination of women in the Lutheran Church. We would like to celebrate the gifts women, both clergy and lay, have brought to the ministry of the church, and look at what theirchallenges are. Our speaker is Pastor Suzanne Spaulding whoserved as a lay missionary before going to seminary becoming an ordained member of the clergy.

 

Lower Montgomery Spring Gathering – Saturday April 27, 2019 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at St. John Lutheran Church, 1802 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell.

Program: Our speaker, Rev. Rebecca Erhlich, will talk about Christian Minimalism and how it can help grow our faith.  We will have snacks, and a brief conference meeting at the end.


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Contact Information:

Phyllis Boyer, President   Email: frauphilly@gmail.com

Vice-President vacant

Helen Dungan, Secretary    Email: dunganh@lafayette.edu

Cindy Ryan, Treasurer   Email: cindyryan817@gmail.com

Linda Garcia, Board   Email:  jaglsg@comcast.net

Dale O’Hara, Board   Email: oharadvd@aol.com

Joan Seader, Board     Email:  joaneseader@gmail.com

Pastor Sarah Stobie, Board     Email: pastorsarahstobie@gmail.com

Sandra Zimmerman, Board     Email:  spzimm@icloud.com

Joy Grace, Conference Coordinator     Email:  jgrace@partneresi.com