Saturday some 900 voting members from ELCA congregations around the country wrapped up a week of business, worship and learning as they ended the 2019 Churchwide Assembly. Although there was some frustration that there wasn’t time to address all the memorials that had come to the assembly (these will be addressed by the Churchwide Council), […]

If you haven’t opened up your 2019 World Hunger Action Guide, there’s still time to take advantage of the Valentine’s Day resources.   Whether it involves romance or not, the ELCA has many resources for folks to participate in on Valentines’ Day that goes beyond sentimental poems and candy.   If one is looking for […]

This is a great resource full of great ideas for Lent, Youth, Confirmation, and VBS and beyond. Instead of including everything at once, for the next few weeks we’ll take one idea from the Action Guide to highlight and make it easy for you to find all that you need online to use these ideas. […]

A few weeks ago congregations should have received their ELCA World Hunger Fall Action Guide for Congregations. This is a handy resource that belongs on your “Open right away” list. This packet is a valuable collection of resources to tell the story of the work of the church in feeding the hungry. Nearly all the […]

Nicole Kiefer will be a sophomore this fall at Luther College.  She is a Northeastern Iowa Synod WIYLDE Alumna and Synod Lutheran Youth Network leader. In this guest post she shares her experience as a volunteer at the ELCA Youth Gathering, held July June 27-July 1 in Houston. This fall I will begin my sophomore […]

It seems the flood gates have opened wide the past weeks to expose the issue of sexual harassment and assault.  There is nothing new about the problem, but there seems to be something new about the discussion.  Women are becoming more open about speaking out and people are taking the issue more seriously than in […]