And JOURNEY WITH JESUS
You are invited to the 26th annual convention of the Central States Synod Women of the ELCA, July 26-28, 2013 at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas.
The theme will be “Journey with Jesus” and walking. The plans include a trail walk, “Guys and Dolls” presented at the local outdoor theater, a silent auction of baskets, workshops, and for some after hours fun … a girls night out shopping and spa experience. You might bring a $5 gift that has something to do with walking. We will have a prayer partner exchange and get acquainted mixer with it.
Every year we have at few projects that we present and support at the convention. This year the community project that we have chosen to send a quarter of our offerings to is the “McPherson County Food Bank.” Our pledges from the trail walk, run, roll this year go to “Camp Tomah Shinga.” Our in kind donations will be given to the “Ashby House.”
To read more and view/download forms, click HERE
Official Newsletter of the Central States Women of the ELCA March 2013. Volume 24 Issue 1. Download: March Walking in the Word.
Update from the President …By Susie Borgstrom (05/13)
Greetings! I would like to introduce the Executive Board member who will be representing churchwide Women of the ELCA at our synod women’s convention at Lindsborg, Kansas this summer.
Her name is Sydney Brinkman and she will be one of our key speakers for our “Journey with Jesus” event. She will be speaking on our convention theme at our workshops on Saturday afternoon and will give greetings to us from our churchwide women’s organization at the luncheon that same day. She is excited to be joining us and has enthusiasm and dedication to bring to our group. She will be at the convention to listen, share, answer questions, and fellowship with us in all that we do to the “Glory of God.”
Syd was elected to serve as an executive board member for the current triennium and is on the constitution review committee. She is from the Northeastern Iowa Synod (NEIA). She enjoys the opportunity to exercise, relax on her front porch, dance, and ride the motorcycle with Randy, her husband. She has twin daughters and sons-in-law, and two granddaughters. Syd is a self employed hairdresser. She also spends a great deal of time supporting the economy – - looking for the “perfect something” that will make someone’s day a bit brighter.
Syd is very excited to serve on the churchwide executive board and sees it as an opportunity to observe a changing organization and an evolving church. We have all been called to mission here at home and around the globe. She says “Come with us and watch with amazement at what God will do in your life!”
Please join us at the Central States Women of the ELCA convention in Lindsborg, Kansas and meet Syd. Join us as we “Journey with Jesus” at Bethany College, July 26-28. Our journey will be so much better with you along!
The presidents and vice-presidents of Region 4, Women of the ELCA
Challenge every women in every unit in the six-synod region to donate $25 toward the
25th Anniversary Churchwide Appeal.
The proceeds will be split …
50% to the ELCA Malaria Campaign; and
50% to the Churchwide Women’s OrganizationMake your checks to Women of the ELCA , note “25th anniversary appeal” in the memo line and send to the treasurer of the Central States Synod Women’s Organization: Jewell Swinney, 2132 S 3000 Rd, Herrington, KS 67449
The 25th Annual Convention was held in St. Joseph, Mo. July 27-29, 2012. Check back soon for additional information and reports. In the meantime, enjoy the slide show!
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Coming up in 2014 — The Ninth Triennial Gathering — of many generations
July 24-27, 2014 – Charlotte, North Carolina
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Synodical Women’s Organization Constitution
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Purpose Statement for Women of the ELCA:
As a community of women created in the image of God, Called to discipleship in Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit We commit ourselves to grow in faith, affirm our gifts, support one another in our callings engage in ministry and action, and promote healing and wholeness in the church, the society, and the world.