Triennial 2020 – Just Love

Introducing the theme for the Women of the ELCA Triennial in 2020: Just Love!

The 2020 Gathering theme was unveiled at the Conference of Presidents, Feb. 22-24, along with the art accompanying the theme: “Just Love.” Check out the link below to read up on the theme and the artist’s interpretation in the logo.

www.womenoftheelca.org/blog/news/just-love

Be sure to save the dates and register for the gathering soon!

Meet the new SWO Board!

2019-2020 SWO Board – Top Row: Barbara Wurtzberger, Karla Conrad, Linda Magnuson, Kim Christianson, Maria Lokensgard, Jill Duncan; Middle Row: Christina Nelson, Louise Ferry, Betty Brandt; Bottom Row: Jane Tongen, Joan Iverson; Not Pictured: Dianne Doscher, Janet Hagen

Thank you ladies for your commitment and service to our organization! God bless you on your endeavors for the coming year. For more information on our board check out Our Synod page!

Many thanks as well to our outgoing 2018-2019 SWO Board. Your dedication and love made this a fantastic year!

2018-2019 SWO Board – Top Row: Barbara Wurtzberger, Karla Conrad, Linda Magnuson, Dianne Fredin, Kim Christianson, Betty Anderson, Marcella Chapman, Betty Brandt, Maria Lokensgard; Middle Row: Christina Nelson, Louise Ferry; Bottom Row: Jane Tongen, Joan Iverson

Congratulations to our Triennial 2020 Voting Members!

At our 32nd Synod Convention, the voting members for Triennial 2020 were elected to serve our Synod with their voice at vote at the convention in Phoenix, AZ. Thank you ladies for your service!

Triennial 2020 Voting Members – Top Row: Christina Nelson, Linda Magnuson, Karen Skarphol, Carla Johnson, Maria Lokensgard; Middle Row: Kristy Henriksen, Louise Ferry, Algene Larson; Bottom Row: Jane Tongen, Joan Iverson

Triennial 2020 Alternates (not pictured) – Sandra Buendorf, Julie Jarvi, Nan Crary, Barbara Borth

A Learning Opportunity with Cherish All Children

Cherish All Children will be hosting an event at LSS on Saturday, January 26, 10am-noon, called “Raising Healthy Boys and Young Men: Ending Exploitation.” We will focus on what we can do in our everyday lives and communities to affect changes in society to raise a generation free from exploitation.

We’d love to have you, members of your WELCA groups (and spouses!) and church members come to hear from amazing speakers on this topic, and how you can bring new knowledge and resources back to your church to make a difference in the lives of young people! The St. Paul Women’s Synodical Organization is one of our sponsors, supporting us with treats that morning and money toward honorariums for our speakers. This helps keep this ministry going – many thanks! If your group or any of the individual WELCA groups are able to support us as well, it would be greatly appreciated. Gifts of all amounts keep us moving forward to keep children and youth safe from exploitation and trafficking.

Please visit
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/raising-healthy-boys-and-young-men-ending-exploitation-tickets-53613172442 to register!

Synod Convention Day 1 Photos are Live!

We had such a wonderful convention weekend! Thank you to all who made this a very successful event. Day one was filled with in-kind offerings, business sessions, bible study, an amazing guest speaker and MORE!


If you would like to see more photos from day one, please click the link here: Day 1 Photo Album

 

 

Stay tuned for more photos and recaps of Synod Convention!

Communicator Delayed until August 1

Thank you all for such a wonderful convention this weekend! Our hearts are full to bursting. However, due to the convention just ending on June 30th, the summer edition of the Communicator will not be published until August 1st. This is to allow us time to publish the recap of convention. Thank you for your understanding. We will see you in August!