We are the New England Synodical Organization of the Women of the ELCA.
Our purpose is reflected in our Mission Statement:
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.
New England WELCA Summer Newsletter Posted
Make your plans now to attend the Fall event
by Guest Blogger, Mryna Wells-Ulland
Let me share what happened when we [Women of the ELCA Grand Canyon Synod] heard and acted on an idea from our Latina sisters and Women of the ELCA.
Retired ELCA pastor and former Grand Canyon Synod board member Maria Valenzuela had prodded our board to make a stronger connection with our Latina sisters.
Then last spring, women from San Juan Bautista in Tucson, Ariz., the oldest Spanish speaking congregation in our Grand Canyon Synod, approached our synodical women’s leaders at the conference spring gathering. They said they had dreamed of an event designed for Latina women that would be presented in Spanish.
And when we learned from Jen DeLeon, Women of the ELCA’s director for justice, that she conducts Latina Leaders’ Retreats for the organization, our idea took shape. . . .
read more online . . . .