April 2024

Sign up today for annual leadership event

You are invited to Servant Leader: Present, Equipped, Here—this year’s churchwide-sponsored leadership event. It’s open to all, whether involved in Women of the ELCA or not. Including worship, Bible study, speakers and breakout sessions, this year’s leadership event will reintroduce the servant leader concept and its connection to relationships and community while acknowledging the many challenges facing organizations like ours in our current context. Participants will explore the leader-full community that is Women of the ELCA.


Servant Leader: Present, Equipped, Here will occur Saturday, May 4 from 1:00-5:30 p.m. CDT. Register now. And spread the word.

Celebrating Women's History Month

Our final conversation takes place this coming Wednesday (not on Good Friday) with the Rev. Victoria Hamilton, a former churchwide executive board member who attended seminary and was ordained after her service on the board. Join us at noon CDT on Wednesday to hear her call story and how it intertwines with Women of the ELCA.

We'll keep our Women's History Month (March) celebration going by featuring our "Just Lunch" Facebook conversations on our YouTube channel! During Women's History Month we talked with five women about their involvement in Women of the ELCA and how it inspired their sense of call. 

Watch Just Lunch on Women of the ELCA's Youtube channel

Choosing happiness

The Rev. Amy Waelchli will lead our conversation about honoring God’s gift of creation. Bring your best tips and resources to share with the group at the next B.Y.O.D., Thursday, April 4, at 7 p.m. CDT.

Register now. All are invited to attend. Enjoy your dinner, have dessert, sip your favorite beverage or simply come and be present. It's a casual hour of faith reflections.

April devotion: Extending an invitation

We all have opportunities to invite and to say yes to the invitations before us — in our churches, schools, and neighborhoods.

Read the April devotion.

Resurrection: Holy Discipline

Resurrection—this word is the center of our Easter celebration. Jesus’ resurrection from the dead is arguably the defining point of Christian faith—but how else is resurrection experienced? Explore how resurrection might appear in your everyday life here and now with this resource.

This program resource would make a great daylong retreat. Check out the "how to use this resource" section for lots of tips and ideas.

Download the resource, Resurrection: a holy discipline

Scholarship applications due no later than April 5

Thanks to endowments created in the past for this purpose, Women of the ELCA is able to offer academic scholarships in two categories: for Lutheran laywomen and for those studying for ordained ministry. 

Learn more about Women of the ELCA Scholarships. All application materials must be submitted on or before April 5, 2024.

Learn more and apply today!

Raising Up Healthy Women & Girls Seed grants deadline is April 5

Make a difference in your congregation and community by applying for a Raising Up Healthy Women and Girls Seed Grant. Seed grants enable active Women of the ELCA units to add a project that is focused on health and wellness for women and girls. Award amounts are up to $2000. Applications must be postmarked or emailed by April 5, 2024.

Learn more and apply today!

Sign up for Daily Grace

Daily Grace is an on-the-go companion for your spiritual journey, offering a faith reflection every day. Encounter God’s extravagant, boundless, and often surprising grace by signing up for a daily email message. Learn more at welca.org/dailygrace.

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