Women of ELCA – Central States Synod

Update from the President …

By Lisa Younquist (08/16)

And The Dance Goes On … Yes, it does.  I am reminded daily of this phrase as I look at the little gifts I brought home from the 2015 Central States Synod Convention.  Not to mention the notebooks still sitting in my living room waiting for me to get them organized.  My daughter, Ericka, brought home a handful of the clothes pins with the crosses on them and has strategically placed them on our refrigerator so I see them when I walk by — which is often because you pretty much have to go by the fridge to get anywhere in our house.

I also picked up another heart to go with my collection, thanks to Amy Kay, and this one says “sister.”  Yes, my sisters, you are a part of the over 250,000 sisters who I pray for each day.  I think of all of you fondly and appreciate the confidence you have in me.  Now that I have two years under my belt I am looking forward to seeing what God has planned for us over the next two!  We are reminded with our theme this year that “The Dance Goes On …”  As Bishop Gustafson reminded us during his sermon Friday evening we are the clay, the pot.  We are molded by God to be what God wants us to be.  We just have to take time to listen.  I encourage each of you to take time to listen to the potter-God, and see where you can use your gifts.  There are so many opportunities within Women of the ELCA for you to use your gifts.

So ladies, Let Dance!  Let’s use those gifts and make the next two years even better than the past two!  God will lead, we will follow!

In Christ,

Region 4 Presidents enjoy fellowship with Bishop Eaton during Conference of Presidents in Chicago.

Bp Eaton and Reg 4 pres

Lisa Youngquist and Bp. Eaton – center at mic.


Synodical Women’s Organization Constitution

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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.