Recent News Stories
ELCA news releases are detailed accounts describing events and ministires of the ELCA
Meeting under the theme "of many generations," the Ninth Triennial Gathering of Women of the ELCA brought more than 2,300 women of all ages to Charlotte, N.C., July 24-27 to share their faith through worship, featured speakers, workshop sessions and more.
Prior to the U.S. House of Representatives' cancellation July 31 of its vote to provide an emergency response to the tens of thousands of unaccompanied children entering the United States, some ELCA members had worked to contact their representatives to encourage them to "address the issue with dignity and compassion."
The 4 million members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) are being called to put their faith into action and engage in service activities across the country Sept. 7 as part of “God’s Work. Our Hands.” Sunday.
Students attending some of the ELCA's colleges, universities and campus ministries surpassed a matching challenge goal this month of raising $125,000 for the ELCA Malaria Campaign by $6,619.20 and counting.
The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, ELCA presiding bishop, said part of the reason why women now serve as ordained pastors in the ELCA "is because of the work done by Women of the ELCA and predecessor church bodies."
The Ninth Triennial Convention of Women of the ELCA concluded here July 24 with the installation of new officers and members of the Women of the ELCA churchwide executive board. The convention, which took place at the Charlotte Convention Center July 22-24, is Women of the ELCA's highest legislative authority with delegates elected by each of the 64 synodical women's organizations.