Synod Women’s Organization (SWO)

welca-logoParticipants in 8,596 active congregational units are the heart of Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (WELCA). The organization carries out its partnership with this church through three mission areas-Growth, Community, and Action-providing for leadership development, growth in faith and witness, support of one another in community, and service and development projects and programs, locally and globally. Women of the ELCA is an incorporated, self-supporting organization that is managed within the policies of the ELCA. The churchwide triennial convention and the executive board conduct the business of the organization. Learn more on the WELCA website

Our Mission: To mobilize women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ.

SWO-boardConnect:

Events:

  • Annual Fall Synodical Convention
  • National WELCA Triennial Gathering
  • WELCA Spring Cluster Gatherings (see below)
  • Lutheran World Relief Fall/Spring Quilt & Kit Drives (see below)

SWO Forms:

Spring Gatherings

  • Conference 1 – April 29, 2017 – 9:00 AM – Mt. Carmel, Roosevelt
  • Conference 2 – April 29, 2017 – 9:00 AM – Trinity, Thief River Falls
  • Conference 3 – April 29, 2017 – 8:30 AM – Our Saviors, East Grand Forks
  • Conference 4 – April 22, 2017 – 9:00 AM – Our Saviors, Leonard
  • Conference 5 – April 22, 2017 – 8:00 AM – Grace, Ada
  • Conference 6 – April 22, 2017 – 8:30 AM – Grace, Detroit Lakes
  • Conference 7 – April 24, 2017 – 4:30 PM – Augustana, Fergus Falls
  • Conference 8 – April 22, 2017 – 8:30 AM – Good Shepherd, Wheaton

Lutheran World Relief Spring Collection Dates

  • May 5, 2017 – 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Roseau
  • May 6, 2017 – 8:00 am – 12:00 pm – Thief River Falls
  • May 8-12, 2017 – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Lutheran Social Services Building – Fargo, ND
  • May 11-12, 2017 – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Midwest Motor Express – Grand Fords, ND
  • June 5-9, 2017 – All Day – Pohlman Transfer – Wadena, MN