WELCA at Nativity

Women of the ELCA

You are cordially invited to participate in fellowship, study, prayer, and action with the women of the Lutheran Church of the Nativity.

This is your invitation to join a community of women that comes together for study, support, and action. Any woman who takes part in carrying out the mission of and supports the ministries of Women of the ELCA is a participant. This support can range from attending one function per year or only financially supporting the community to regularly attending monthly meetings. Everyone is welcome to attend any function at any time and no one needs to attend every function every time to support the Women of the ELCA at Nativity. The nativity notescontains information on meetings and Bible studies. The invitation has been issued to you - just come and participate as you are able.

MISSION STATEMENT
Mobilizing women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ.

PURPOSE 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.

PUBLICATIONS
Gather Magazine — the magazine of Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America — guides you as you live and experience your faith every day. In addition to a regular Bible study, the magazine offers a mix of faith-in-life articles, theological reflections, devotions, and stories that speak to the hearts and souls of progressive Christian women. Gather Magazine connects Christian women of all ages with like-minded others who are committed to growing in faith and building the kingdom of God—next door and across the globe. Subscribe today by calling 1 (800) 328-4648 or subscribe on line at www.womenoftheelca.org and click on the 
Gather Magazine in the left hand column. Follow the links for subscriptions.

Café is a new electronic magazine (e-zine) whose goal is to be a resource for women to build community, participate inadvocacy, strengthen faith and strive toward enlightenment. It is grounded in a Lutheran perspective for Christian women and for anyone who is interested in how faith can relate to the interests of and issues that face women today, particularly young women.  Café is produced monthly, and readers can subscribe to email announcements of new issues. Café is free.Visit www.womenoftheelca.org/cafe/ to learn more and check out an issue.  

For more information about Women of the ELCA go to www.womenoftheelca.org 

We collect items for the following organizations:
Pennies Project: Save your pennies and other spare change for a special North Carolina project to be announced later.
Helpmate: Small, travel size toiletries
Campbell UPC codes: We save these for the Crossnore School. For the list of Campbell UPC codes we save, check out Eligible Products - "Here's What to Save" on the women's bulletin board in the hallway.
The National Lutheran Home: wants our canceled commemorative stamps, cut with half of the envelope remaining.

Please bring these items to the credenza in the hallway to the preschool playroom at any time.