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 Linda Post Bushkofsky
Participants in Women of the ELCA have supported the global ecumenical #ThursdaysinBlack campaign for some time. It’s a campaign that has its roots in the World Council of Churches’ (WCC) Decade of Churches in Solidarity with Women (1988-1998).
It was during that decade when stories of rape as a weapon of war, gender injustice, abuse, violence, and more came to the forefront. During the churchwide assembly the ELCA officially launched our church’s participation in the #ThursdaysinBlack campaign, led by the WCC.
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