Join in piecing and tying mission quilts while sharing stories and learning the mission and ministry of Lutheran World Relief quilts and kits program. In the sewing space, you’ll also have an opportunity to support a new project, Days for Girls International, where we will make feminine hygiene kits that serve to keep many girls in school on days they might otherwise miss for personal reasons.
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s beloved community is a global vision in which exclusion, poverty, hunger and homelessness is not tolerated. Come and engage with local congregations and agencies that work to create a beloved community in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area.
Continuing the tradition from the Ninth Triennial Gathering in Charlotte, N.C., we will again host a Girls Space for our younger sisters (ages 6 to 18). The space will offer a guided program for girls to navigate and understand our theme, All Anew, and realize that they, too, can live a transformational life.
Three servant events will give participants an opportunity to engage in solving ecological issues. 1) In Alice’s Garden, a replica of a Milwaukee community garden, you’ll see how “growing your own vegetables” can transform a community. 2) You’ll see how solar energy works, thanks to a demonstration by RREAL (Rural Renewable Energy Alliance). A Ninth Triennial Convention memorial proposed that Women of the ELCA participants work toward bringing solar energy to Liberia’s Phebe Hospital. 3) The Flint, Michigan, water crisis can be found in other parts of the U.S., too. Learn how your church or unit can help.
Changing the health and well-being of a community begins those who live in it. We’ll offer two servant events that engage in activities and conversation. 1) Learn about Women of the ELCA’s Raising Up Healthy Women and Girls initiative while experiencing a seed grant recipient’s ‘Girl Talk’ program. Find out how to replicate the program and take it home to your community. 2) Keep your body moving in group exercises like Zumba and yoga, or an individual contemplative exercise: walking a labyrinth.
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