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May is for Katie’s Fund!



is the month of our annual Katie’s Fund Appeal. Katie’s Fund, established in 1997 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Women of the ELCA, generates income for Women of the ELCA ministries that develop leaders, bridge cultures and nurture faith.


We’ve pulled together some ideas that you can use in celebrating Katie’s Fund this month.


  • At an event or regular meeting this month, talk about Katharina von Bora Luther and explain how Katie’s Fund supports Women of the ELCA ministries. Take up a special offering for the fun.

  • Invite your women’s group or your whole congregation to give to Katie’s Fund in honor of someone on Mother’s Day or in honor of someone’s graduation this spring.

  • Ask your women’s group to give to Katie’s Fund in honor of each of the young women who are being confirmed in your congregation this spring.

  • Instead of taking up an offering, designate a gift in your annual budget for Katie’s Fund. If your financial calendar year ends soon, consider giving any leftover funds to Katie’s Fund.
  • Plan to hold a Saturday retreat this summer using the three-part summer Bible study in Gather magazine (or one of the resources available at During the lunch hour, take up a special offering for Katie’s Fund.

  • If you are unable to arrange a special offering this spring or summer, consider taking up a special offering for Katie’s Fund this fall. While the annual appeal for Katie’s Fund takes place each May, a gift to Katie’s Fund can be used at any time!


If you need envelopes for a special offering, contact the ELCA Resource Catalog online (there’s a link on our homepage) or call 800-638-3522, ext. 2580. Have questions about Katie’s Fund? Call Emma Crossen, director for stewardship at 800-638-3522, ext. 2736.
Reprinted with permission from Interchange the churchwide newsletter of Women of the ELCA. Copyright © 2012 Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.