Update from the President …By Lisa Younquist (11/13)
Barbara Nelson Scholarship
Are you interested in attending the ninth triennial gathering in Charlotte, NC, but are having trouble finding the money to go? Have you ever received the Barbara Nelson Scholarship? If not, you have the opportunity to apply for the scholarship. It is $750 and goes towards registration, transportation, food, and anything else related to the gathering. Attending triennial is an amazing opportunity to hang out with well over a thousand like-minded women and to join in bonding through fellowship and spirit. The gathering is a great place for all generations to come together and express new ideas to jump start your ministry. The CSS W/ELCA board has extended the deadline for scholarship applications. Please review the application and submit it to Lisa Youngquist with a postmark no later than December 2, 2013. A decision will be made within a week. Deadline for early bird registration is January 6, 2014. The recipients will in plenty of time to submit your registration.
Are you worried about traveling? Don’t want to fly? Our triennial promoter, Kathy Regehr, has been busy planning a bus trip for those who would like to go to Charlotte with a group and make leisurely stops along the way. I have heard first hand that she has some great ideas to keep everyone entertained on the bus.
Download: Nomination Form for Barbara Nelson Scholarship
JOURNEY WITH JESUS
The 26th annual convention of the Central States Synod Women of the ELCA was held July 26-28, 2013 at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas.
To read more and view photo album, click HERE
The presidents and vice-presidents of Region 4, Women of the ELCA
Challenge every women in every unit in the six-synod region to donate $25 toward the
25th Anniversary Churchwide Appeal.
The proceeds will be split …
50% to the ELCA Malaria Campaign; and
50% to the Churchwide Women’s OrganizationMake your checks to Women of the ELCA , note “25th anniversary appeal” in the memo line and send to the treasurer of the Central States Synod Women’s Organization: Jewell Swinney, 2132 S 3000 Rd, Herrington, KS 67449
Coming up in 2014 — The Ninth Triennial Gathering — of many generations
July 24-27, 2014 – Charlotte, North Carolina
Download flyer: Triennial Gathering 2014
Synodical Women’s Organization Constitution
Download Constitution (Rev. 1111): SWO Constitution
Purpose Statement for Women of the ELCA:
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.