FL-BA Synodical Women's Organization


Raeann will be completing a term of a resigning Board Member.  Raeann has served our SWO as President. Treasurer, Board Member, and Human Trafficking Chair and is currently serving on the Churchwide WELCA Exploratory Committee.  Her first Board Meeting will be on April 26th - please keep her in your prayers!!  She will be a huge asset to our National Organization just as she has always been to our Florida Bahamas SWO.

To fulfill her duties as a Churchwide Board Member, Raeann will be stepping down as our Human Trafficking Chair.  I thank her for her awesome service in this area and welcome Phyllis Wade to that role.  Phyllis has a passion for this ministry, and she has already been working with Raeann on this team so our SWO will continue to be served well.

Tracy Moffatt

FBSWO President

For a printable pdf of this announcement see the bottom of the Leadership page. 


ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR GENERAL ATTENDEES & VOTING MEMBERS

Click here to register online today 
or download the appropriate PDF registration forms on the Fall Gathering page (e.g., youth, commuter) 
and submit via mail or email to our registrar, Diane Cummings.

The registration deadline is October 15, 2019 
(October 1 for Voting Members)

**IMPORTANT NOTICE**
Although you are now able to register for the Fall Gathering and your accommodations, 
you cannot select your workshops at this time (workshops will not be posted until June 1).  
If you choose to complete your Fall Gathering registration now, 
you will be notified once the workshops have been announced and 
you can complete the selection process at that time — online or via paper registration.



NEW Treasurer's Guide at bottom of Treasurer page.
 


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and churchwide Women of the ELCA

Be part of the solution. 

To report suspected human trafficking: 1-866-347-2423

To get help from the National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888 or text HELP or INFO to BeFree (233733)

See more information under Churchwide.


Purpose Statement for the Women of the ELCA


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.

  

  What is WELCA?

You may be asking, "What is WELCA and why should I get involved?" Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is a women's group that is much more than the ladies staked out in the kitchen or the organizers of annual church quilt drives or a monthly coffee clutch. 


Here in the Florida-Bahamas Synod we can be proud that our Women of the ELCA members are involved at unprecedented levels beyond what their foremothers envisioned before them. We are a diverse group of mothers, grandmothers, sisters and daughters that have found a common purpose in serving within and beyond our church walls. 


What is SWO?

All women of the Florida-Bahamas Synod are encouraged to join us (Florida-Bahamas Synodical Women's Organization or SWO) in becoming more involved in the fellowship of the Women of the ELCA. We are the coordinating body for synod-wide events and promote communication between churchwide, conferences, and local congregational units.  We sponsor uplifting and renewing FALL GATHERINGS, we come together at conference events especially at SPRING GATHERINGS, and we delight in sharing ministry as well as ourselves. Learn about the Love Offering and Lutheran World Relief

Please contact us for more information. See the list of Board Members under Leadership Resources. See the subpage for Organizing a Your Unit.