Bold Connections – Women of the ELCA – September 2019

Join us for this life-changing event in Phoenix
Since 1988, we’ve gathered every three years to party and act boldly on our faith. Lisa Plorin, president of Women of the ELCA’s executive board, invites you to the Gathering in Phoenix, July 16-18, 2020. Join thousands of other women for this “life-changing event so you can be inspired to live out your faith in new and invigorating ways,” Lisa says in this video. Share it with all your friends! Learn more at
Start planning your fall Thankoffering service
For more than 100 years, Lutheran women have given thanks to God and dollars to mission through Thankofferings. Start planning your Thankoffering offering service now! The 2019-2020 Thankoffering services in English and Español are available for download in PDF and Word.
It’s time to nominate your 2020-2023 churchwide leaders
Nominations are open for secretary, treasurer and churchwide board members for the 2020-2023 triennium! Voting members of the Eleventh Triennial Convention, July 14-16, 2020, will elect four officers and 17 board members. The president and vice president are elected by ecclesiastical ballot, and thus no nominations are received at this time.Learn more and find the form here.
The language of our hearts
Language is perhaps one of the many things we adults take for granted. When we want something, or when we are frustrated or irritated, we can say so. Often, as adults, we’ve convinced ourselves that we shouldn’t express our anger, grief or lament, but what is the gift of language if not a means to share the totality of what we feel? Read the column in Gathermagazine where you will learn more about the fall Bible study, “No hard feelings.”
What the Bible says about rejection: in BoldCafe
“Rejection. It’s something we all experience at some point,” writes Becca Ehrlich inBoldCafe. “Whether it’s rejection by a teacher, a family member, a significant other, a friend, a college, or a possible employer, rejection happens. And when it does, it can range from a mild inconvenience to emotional and financial devastation.” Read the article.
Devotion: It’s what we do
They say it takes a village — but you know what else? It takes a church. It’s what we do. It’s what we’ve always done.
Interchange going all digital
In January 2020, Interchange is going digital. The cost of printing and mailing requires the change. As always, you candownload Interchange and Intercambio(the Spanish issue) online. To sign up to receive a copy by email, complete the Stay in Touch form on the website. For more up-to-date news, you are in the right place as a subscriber to Bold Connections.
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Registration opens Sept. 30!
Registration for the Gathering 2020 in Phoenix, Ariz., July 16-19, opens Sept. 30. Early-bird registration is $325 through January 6, 2020. After that, registration is $375. Day registration is $200. We can’t wait to see you!
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