Triennial Voting Members were elected at the 2015 Fall Gathering and will represent us at the Triennial Convention next week.  They are Denise Beumer, Marcee Strickland, Ann English and Lisa Klima. Many more will be attending as participants. Pray for safe travel. Also pray for all at Triennial.

Almighty God, in Jesus Christ you called disciples and, by the Holy Spirit, made them one church to serve you. Be with the voting members of the Tenth Triennial Convention of Women of the ELCA and the staff and crew supporting the event. Help them to welcome new things you are doing in the world and to respect old things you keep and use. As the voting members deliberate, bring about what is best for Women of the ELCA, the church and for all people. As they meet, let your Holy Spirit guide so that the whole church may be joined in love and service to Jesus Christ, who, having gone before us, is coming to meet us in the promise of your kingdom. Amen. 

Lands End has several items available for purchase such as totes and shirts with the Triennial logo that are available on the Triennial Gathering web site. You may want to purchase those to wear.

This will be a special TG since it falls during the observance of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. 

Some highlights of the 2017 Triennial:

  • Leymah Gbowee who is a Liberian Peace Activist will be the Keynote Speaker; she was the Nobel Peace Prize Recipient in 2011.

  • Many workshops to choose from

  • Vonda Drees will be the artist in residence for TG 2017.

  • Quilt challenge - check the TG web site for additional information

Share with your unit  by downloading coloring devotions from the TG website that will deepen your understanding of the All Anew theme and its accompanying verses. 


The Minneapolis/St. Paul area has a wealth of things to see and do.  Attached is a listing of some of the many activities in this area. 

These pictures were taken in Minneapolis - where, what do you think they are?   



Questions that you may have but didn’t know who to ask:


      What is the difference between the Triennial Convention and Triennial Gathering?

  •           The convention and the gathering are two distinct events. The convention will precede the gathering and conducts the business of the organization.  The Synodical Women’s Organizations elect Triennial Voting Members to attend the convention. Our Triennial Voting Members were elected at Fall Gathering 2015 and will represent us at the Triennial Convention in 2017.  They were Denise Beumer, Mirim Kim, Ann English and Lisa Klima.

    • The gathering is an event that consists of worship, Bible studies, workshops and so much more. 

Diane Spicer, Triennial Promoter says,
"Join me in Minneapolis
for the Triennial 2017."



Please contact me with any questions that you may have.


Diane Spicer - 2017 Triennial Promoter or 772-871-7077

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