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 […]

ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton likes to quip that she’s had three good ideas since being elected to her position:  The Grace Gathering (a time for all ELCA members to meet at the same time as the Churchwide Assembly to observe plenary sessions and participate in other activities), studying the Small Catechism together as a […]