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"I may have all the faith needed to move mountains but if I have no love, I am nothing."  Corinthians 13:2b GNT




  • Honoring our veterans

  • 50th anniversary of women being ordained in the ELCA

2021 Fall Gathering Dates
November 12-14


Welcome to our 2020 Virtual Fall Gathering Place. Although we are unable to come together at Lake Yale this year, the board remains committed to being present with you...wherever you are, and whenever it is convenient for you. We are using this page to bring you opportunities to hear and see more about the ministries you support and to provide opportunities to participate in workshops, Bible study, and worship. Click here for a video message from Phyllis about this year's virtual gathering place.


It was hard to get our arms around how to make adaptations for this year's Fall Gathering, but we were committed to finding ways to connect with the women of the Florida-Bahamas conference. To the left, you will find links to video presentations and resources. All of the videos will be available on-demand, however, we will be offering two live-stream opportunities: a Bible Study with Pastor Joanie Holden on Friday, November 13 at 11:00 a.m. and a celebratory worship service with Pastor Nicole Eastwood on Saturday, November 14 at 10:30 a.m. Both of these events will be available on-demand following the live broadcasts for those unable to participate during the scheduled times. Click here for a special video message from Ann and Lorraine.

Grant Opportunities: Share the Spirit & Let Your Light Shine

Did you know that the Florida-Bahamas Synodical Women's Organization has programs available to help defray the cost of attending the Fall Gathering? We know it’s not always easy being you. We don’t want you to choose between paying for prescriptions, groceries, or daycare and being in fellowship and worship with your sisters in Christ. 

If you are are interested in attending the Fall Gathering and resources are a concern, we encourage you to first reach out to your congregational unit to determine what, if any, local funds may be available. We then invite you to complete the Share the Spirit or the Let Your Light Shine (for youth grades 6-12) application and submit it with your Fall Gathering Registration Form. Funds are limited and are administered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Grants are not announced publicly.

Interested in making a contribution? The success of the Share the Spirit and Let Your Light Shine programs is the direct result of generous contributions from individuals and church units. If you are interested in making a contribution, please mail your donation to:

SWO Treasurer - Share the Spirit

Laurie Nelson

1071 E Woodpecker Lane

Henando, FL 34442

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