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Women of the ELCAPurpose Statement
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 in action, and
    promote healing and wholeness,
       in the church,
       in the society, and
       the world.

Who We Are
We grow in faith through our monthly Bible studies found in our Gather magazine and in our free monthly online magazine Café at www.boldcafe.org. Spiritual growth is also promoted through prayer, participating in the World Day of Prayer, our local unit meetings, Spring and Fall Conference Gatherings, the Biennial Convention of our Synodical organization and the Triennial Convention of the entire national and international organization. Our synodical organization sponsors a women’s event every other year, which encourages women in their faith through an inspirational program and fellowship with other members of our organization.

We support one another by providing scholarships to the Biennial and Triennial Conventions, to those who are participating in Seminary and Lay Ministry training, and grants for various organizations that help promote wellness for women. We are participating in the churchwide initiative to raise up healthy women and girls by providing education and training.

We support women and children around the world by providing Health, Sewing, School, Midwife and Hospice Kits. We also provide quilts, layettes, and bandages, and caps for new babies. We have chosen to specifically help the women of Guatemala in their attempts to gain a better life for their children and community.

We support local women and children by participating in food panty drives and giving monetary gifts to numerous organizations that need our help.

We also support our ELCA Bible camps, college campus ministries, Lutheran Social Services and many other aspects of our church by sending substantial portions of all offerings to the ELCA.

Through our offerings we are supporting the work of the churchwide staff of the Women of the ELCA, which includes publications, resources, and grants, and the promotion of mission activities. Click here to view the Women of the ELCA website

The women’s synod board is composed of 12 dedicated women. There is a liaison to each of the conferences

Helen Troutman, PresidentIt is my pleasure to serve as the President of the South Central Wisconsin Women's Synodical Women's Organization from 2015 to 2017. I am a long time member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Madison. I have been an active member of a Circle for many years and served in women's leadership roles at Good Shepherd and the women's Westlake Conference.

For information about the Women of the LCA, please contact Helen Sheahan at 608-692-7553 or  Sheahan1@sbcglobal.net

Click here for a list of officers.

The TrumpeterThe Trumpeter
The Trumpeter, newsletter of the Women of the South Central Synod of WI, is published 4 times per year January, April, July and October.

One free hard copy of the Trumpeter is sent to every church in the South Central Synod and should be available through your church office and may be reproduced as needed.

Click on a date below to download an issue of The Trumpeter:
   July 2017  
   April 2017
   January 2017
   October 2016
   July 2016
   April, 2016
   January, 2016
   October, 2015

Saturday, September 23, 2017
The 13th Biennial Convention
SCSW Synodical Women's Organization
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church -  Verona Campus (West)
7291 County Highway PD, Verona, WI 53593

Registration starts at 8:00 am
Program from 8:45 am to 3:30 pm.
Cost is $25, which includes a box lunch
Child care is available.

All Women of the ELCA and guests are welcome. Invite a friend.

Registration forms are due by September 11!
Registration forms and workshop descriptions are available in the July Trumpeter.

Saturday Afternoon Workshop Options are: - Reformation Places-a pictorial view of Luther’s - Reformation
- Behavioral Finance-Belief not Budget
- Climate Change -The Real Story
-  Everyday Yoga
-  Healing & Forgiveness
-  Katie Luther - the runaway nun
-  My Super Power is Invisibility (Transitional Education Program for homeless children)
- Our Piece of the Racism Puzzle
- Protecting Yourself from Fraud
- UPAVIM Mission Trip
- Women& Incarceration (Jail Ministry)

The business meeting will be Friday, September 22, 2017 at 5:45 pm. Each active church women's group may send 1 voting member (delegate) to the business meeting. There is also the option to send an Alternate Voting Member. Voting Member registrations are due August 14, 2017. Visitors are welcome at the business meeting.

If you would like to help with serving at the event, please contact Helen Sheahan at sheahan1@sbcglobal.net or 608-692-7553

Go to the July Trumpeter for more information about event such as::
- Luther Rose Trivet Opportunity - limited supply, $15 each
- In-kind Gift Opportunities
- Registration  & Application forms

Upcoming Deadlines:
Convention Scholarship Application - due August 14  There are four are available to attend Saturday's program.

Seminary and Lutheran College Student Scholarship Application form - due August 14 - 2 are available, $500 each, 1 scholarship to a woman student and 1 scholarship could be awarded to either gender.

Synodical Board Nomination forms - due August 14

Resolution forms - due August 14

Reserve hotel room for Friday night by August 22 to get group rate at Holiday Inn Express, Verona, WI.


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