WELCA Offering Information

Form A – CONGREGATIONAL UNITS use Offering Form A for offerings to SYNODICAL TREASURER (Regular Offerings and SWO Convention Offerings)

Mail Form A forms and offerings to:
Bonnie Stevens
7610 Ski Chalet Dr
Breezy Point, MN 56472

Form B – CONGREGATIONAL UNITS use Offering Form B for offerings to CHURCHWIDE (Thankofferings, Where Needed Most, Katie’s Fund, Special Offerings, and other Designated Gifts, including gifts to other ELCA ministries.)

Mail Form B forms and offerings to:
Women of the ELCA
ELCA Gift Processing Center
PO Box 1809
Merrifield, VA 22116-8009

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Phebe $100 Christmas Challenge

450,000 Liberians rely on the Phebe Hospital for life-saving medical care.  Phebe Hospital is currently powered by diesel generators, and faces the day-to-day challenge of blackouts due to equipment failure and/or fuel disruption. There is one natural solution to this problem – SOLAR POWER. RREAL has already begun preliminary phases of constructing a solar micro-grid for Phebe Hospital, but additional funds are needed now.

Churchwide ELCA and Churchwide Women of the ELCA have endorsed the Phebe Hospital Mission. Congregations in the ELCA are challenged to give $100 to match a National Geographic Challenge Grant and provide hope for Phebe’s future through solar energy.

This Christmas, as we celebrate the LIGHT of CHRIST coming into the world, we invite your church to join the challenge to give a $100 Congregational Gift to SOLAR POWER FOR PHEBE in response to the National Geographic Matching Grant. It’s a gift that will light Phebe Hospital for generations to come – time is limited, please accept this challenge today! Challenges will be accepted electronically (church or personal credit cards are accepted). Go to RREAL’s homepage (www.rreal.org) and click Phebe 100 DONATE at the boom right of the page; or go to https://my.rreal.org/Phebe100 to accept the Phebe $100 Christmas Challenge.

Phebe Challenge Info Sheet

Phebe Challenge Insert

Phebe Challenge Poster

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SAVE THE DATE and “Live in the Spirit!”

2016 Convention/Summer Gathering Brings Change

SAVE THE DATE and “Live in the Spirit!”

Mark your calendars and come to our next synod-wide Summer Convention/Gathering on Thursday, June 9 and Friday, June 10, 2016, at the beautiful Sugar Lake Lodge in Grand Rapids.  NOTE:  New days and new location!

Our theme:  Live in the Spirit and our theme color will be teal.

Romans 8: 14 is our theme verse:  “For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.”

Our In-Kind focus for 2016:  LWR School Kits.
Click here for information about creating a School Kit.

Watch this site and the NE Lights for updates!  Plan now to attend and be a blessing!

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PV for Phebe

We are partnering with RREAL (Rural Renewable Energy Alliance) and the Women of the ELCA to bring photovoltaics (PV) energy to Phebe Hospital in Liberia.  Click here for an informational flyer.

Click here to watch a three minute YouTube video clip for more details.

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Collecting In-Kind Kits and Quilts

Polman Transfer in Wadena accepts LWR and GHM kits and quilts (all packaged and labeled as we’ve instructed) the first week in June and the first week in December in Wadena, from 7 am to 5 pm.  This is a great opportunity to  get your kits and quilts shipped off if you don’t plan to bring them to the In-Kind collection at our Summer Gathering.  Questions?  contact Tabby at Polman Transfer at 218-631-1753 x 207.

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Change in Church Unit Contact

When your church unit contact person changes, we want to know.  Please download the Change of Officers/Contact Form and forward it to your Conference Secretary, our SWO President and our SWO Secretary.

Change of Officers Contact Form

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Food Safety Regulations for Faith-Based Organizations

The MN Legislature passed changes to MN Statute 157, effective August, 2011.  These changes affect faith-based organizations.  Each church should be familiar with the new changes as it relates to your church kitchen.  To download and print a summary of the new requirements, click here.

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