Women of the ELCA

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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.

The Spring 2018 issue of The Voice is now available. Download now.

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Biennial Convention of the the Women of the ELCA Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod

Date: June 2, 2018   Registration: 9:30 AM

Place: Messiah Lutheran Church, Downingtown

Scripture and Theme: The Story of Mary and Martha

Download the following documents for more information:

2018 Biennial Convention Flyer

Biennial Convention Registration Form – ALL

Biennial Convention Registration Form – Voting Members

Nomination Form -Officers and Board

In king gifts: Items for personal care kits: Personal Care Kit Assembly Instructions

2018 Ingathering

Congregations are invited to bring quilts, kits or other donations for Lutheran World Relief to the Biennial convention. The truck will be loaded that morning from 8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.  Everyone making a donation that morning is invited to stay for opening worship, as the donations are blessed and sent out in to the world.

A contribution of $50 per congregation donating quilts and kits is suggested to cover the shared cost of trucking the donations to the LWR warehouse in Maryland. It is helpful to have these funds in advance.

For full details, click here.

 

2018 WELCA Region 7 Gathering

The retreat was held April 27-29, 2018 at Holy Family Retreat Center in West Hartford, Connecticut. The theme was “We Are an Offering. Our Bible studies and the keynote address both expounded on the scripture, 1 Peter 4:7-11. Our Bible study leader actually brought in a car manifold to use as a visual when describing the manifold grace of God. As the manifold mixes together air and gas to make the car run, so God uses manifold outlets that the spirit can flow to you or through you using your gifts to serve one another. We had a biology lesson on flower reproduction which highlighted God’s incredible creation; our devotions used poetry and our closing worship included drama, liturgical dance, music and poetry.  Folks got an opportunity to showcase their talents at the Saturday evening talent show – which embodied both the humorous and the serious. It was a great experience. The next Region 7 Retreat will be offered in April 2021. Mark your calendars, watch for specific information to be announced, and plan to attend.

 


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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.  We regret that we did not get the Voice out in 2017, but the Spring 2018 issue of The Voice is now available.

 


Contact Information:

Joy Grace, President (email)

Beatrice Parker, Vice President (email)

Carol Herstine, Secretary (email)

Elaine Keller, Treasurer (email)

Phyllis Boyer, Board (email)

Liz Harmon, Board (email)

Cindy Ryan, Board (email)

Arlette Stansbury, Board (email)