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RESOURCES FOR LOCAL UNITS

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LEADERSHIP MANUAL

This Leadership Manual is provided as an easy resource for members of Units, Conferences, and the Executive Board to use as a reference and guide as we engage in ministry and action. Included in the manual is a collection of plans, policies, and forms. As a Board, we have continued to work conscientiously to offer you a tool that will provide you with guidance and direction for questions that may arise. We have worked to provide the most current information available, but realize we may have missed something. If you have suggestions or feedback on how this tool can be more helpful, please let us know. We also encourage you to contact a board member or conference leader to assist with any questions you may have. (Updated 7/2021)

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LOVE OFFERING

The Love Offering Focus for the Florida-Bahamas Synodical Women's Organization (SWO) is made biennially by the Executive Board. Applicants can be nominated by any member of an active congregational unit. 

Application process:

Complete the application and focus question. Provide references and any supporting documentation that may help the board in the decision-making process.

Send completed application packets to:

Diane Spicer

Love Offering Coordinator

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LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF

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Thank you to all who contributed to our collection efforts this year and to those churches that have acted as collection centers. When the Women of ELCA act together we can accomplish much. Click here to see the LWR 2023 Summary that includes each congregation's contributions.  ​

 

Thanks to you all for your busy hands doing God’s work. These projects strengthen our fellowship within our churches and bring us closer to our global neighbors. ​Please encourage your congregations to support the quilt and kit ministry by donating to LWR’s Quilt & Kit Shipping Fund to ensure that LWR can continue working with partners around the world to deliver our gifts.

NOMINATION FORMS

There are many opportunities for women to represent their congregations and conferences within the state and national synodical organizations. Some positions require documents be submitted as part of the selection process.

Voting Member Credential Registration Form for the Fall Gathering (writable PDF). This form must be submitted to the conference registrar no later than October 15.

Triennial Voting Member Nomination Form (writable PDF). Use this form to nominate an eligible woman to attend the Triennial Convention as a voting member. Voting members will receive a travel and expense allowance. 

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PUBLICATIONS

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TAPESTRY

Tapestry is the newsletter of the Florida-Bahamas Synodical Women’s Organization of the ELCA.  It contains the latest information about the synodical board, churchwide, programs, and events within our organization. Click here to request an email copy. You are encouraged to share copies with your congregational unit and conference members. (6 issues) 

Click here to download the June 2024 issue of the Tapestry. To access previous editions, click here

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GATHER

Gather is the official magazine of the Women of the ELCA. The magazine contains the women's Bible study, as well as faith-in-life articles, theological reflections, devotions, global mission articles, and human-interest stories. Subscribe online at www.gathermagazine.org, by email at gather@cambeywest.com, or phone (844) 409-0576. Gather can also be viewed on an iPad, Android, or Kindle Fire with a paid subscription. (10 issues)

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CAFÉ

Café is an on-line magazine with stories written by bold young women  about faith, relationships, advocacy and more. Readers and writers of Café include pastors, seminary and college students, and other young adult women who use Café as a Bible study resource individually or with a group. Although many women in their 20s and 30s contribute in every issue, Café can be used and shared by women of all ages. 

 

Subscribe at www.boldcafe.org.

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BOLD CONNECTIONS

Bold Connections is a monthly e-newsletter from the Women of the ELCA that features the latest news and information about programs and activities. Bold Connections is delivered via e-mail on the first of every month.

Click here to subscribe.

RESOURCES FOR TREASURERS

The following resources will help treasurers serving congregational & special units. They describes the ways that unit participants financially support our organization, and the ways that you, the treasurer, can make sure gifts and offerings get where they need to go. 

FORM A (en Español​)

Submit Regular offering AND list where you want other money to go. On one form with
one check. I will be sure to break it down in our records and I have been sending out a receipt
so you can check it. Send this form to:


Tracy Moffatt

1944 Crestview Way

Naples, FL 34119

(239) 848-7274

FORM B (en Español)

Submit this form to Churchwide. 

Note: It is NOT necessary to send more than one check when submitting funds. 

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UNIT LEADERSHIP FORMS

These forms may be printed and copied, as needed, or downloaded and emailed.

Affirmation of Membership (writable PDF)

This form may be submitted to the SWO by a unit to affirm their support to the mission and purpose of the Women of the ELCA. 

Unit Information Form (writable PDF)

Use this form to update congregational unit officer information. 

Event Data Collection Form (writable PDF)

Use this form to report attendance and offering for your conference gatherings.

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