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“Faith, Sexism, and Justice: A Call to Action” study guide

A study guide is now available for the ELCA’s newest social statement, Faith, Sexism, and Justice: A Call to Action. The guide features six flexible sessions that can be customized for in-person gatherings or virtual meetings. Each session incorporates prayers, videos, engaging activities, Scripture study and invitations to live out the call to gender justice in the world. As Lutherans, we are called to serve the neighbor and affirm the diversity of God’s creation. Grounded in faith and love, we work for a gender justice that flows from the heart of Lutheran theology and cultivates abundant life for all people. Download the study guide.

Living Lutheran: Wrestle with the Bible

“So many of our foundational scriptural narratives would shock us if we heard them for the first time today,” writes Cory Driver. “But because some of us have grown up with these Bible stories, we often avoid their difficult issues. This is a pity. … If we want to grow stronger in our faith, one traditional method is to wrestle with God’s challenging words of Scripture.”

In Living Lutheran’s November lead feature, Driver wrestles with challenging Bible stories and shares a perspective and interpretation of grace within these difficult passages. He writes, “With many mysterious and difficult passages of Scripture, the most faithful response is simply to continue the struggle, not giving up or letting go of the text until it blesses us, however it may” (Genesis 32:26). Read more and download the study guide.

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Stories of Faith in Action

“Stories of Faith in Action” connects us as church and illustrates how, through your generosity, God is at work across the ELCA. It highlights how a portion of your offering, called Mission Support, advances the ministry of our church, helping the ELCA nurture Christian community, raise up leaders, serve our neighbors and strive for justice. Most importantly, it’s one way to thank you for your faithful generosity to your congregation, your synod and the churchwide organization — by showing your offering at work.

Download the latest issue, view the interactive flipbook and check out the digital storytelling platform. May it give you hope, inspire new ministry and remind you of your connectedness as a beloved member of this church. We are grateful for the story God is writing in our hearts as we help more people know the way of Jesus and discover community, justice and love.



"We're Chicken Women!" | ELCA World Hunger

Manna From Heaven partners with Lutheran Church of the Resurrection (LCR) in Cincinnati to provide food and other essentials to 1,500 to 2,000 people every month.

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Churches Beyond Borders devotional

Developed to accompany the
United Nations’ “16 Days of
Activism Against Gender-Based
Violence” campaign, this 16-day
devotional focuses on opposing
intersectional violence against
women. The campaign begins
Nov. 25.


“Called to Lead”

The new “Called to Lead” Bible
study and interactive activity
guide uses a galactic theme to
give youth and young adults the
chance to explore their baptism,
spiritual gifts and call to
leadership in the church.


ELCA World Hunger Advent Resources

ELCA World Hunger’s Advent resources are designed to equip you and your congregation in your work to end hunger and poverty. Through God’s work and together as a church, we are achieving things on a scale and scope we could never do alone.




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ELCA Ministry Growth Fund

The ELCA Foundation is proud to announce the relaunch of its Endowment Fund Pooled Trust — also known as Fund A — under a new name, the Ministry Growth Fund, that better represents the Foundation’s goals for the future.

“This renaming of the fund is an exciting step in engaging even more members and supporters of the ELCA in the life — and future — of the church and its partner organizations,” said Kathy Freeman Summers, president and CEO of the ELCA Foundation. “We hope that, through this change, we will more effectively communicate the purpose of the fund: to support and grow the ELCA’s ministries for generations to come.” Learn more at ELCA.org/foundation.

Watch “A People of Hope: Until All Are Fed”

The recording for "A People of Hope: Until All Are Fed," the Oct. 14 benefit for ELCA World Hunger with Rick Steves, is now available to view at ELCA.org/EndHunger. This World Food Day celebration offers compelling interviews, stories from those who do the dynamic work of fighting hunger, and musical contributions from some of our favorite artists. Be sure to check out the video if you missed this great event or want to watch it again.

“Sundays and Seasons”

Order your “Sundays and Seasons” resources before the new liturgical year starts! Sundays and Seasons: Guide to Worship Planning, Year C 2022 supports comprehensive week-by-week planning with content and ideas for liturgy and music, preaching and visuals, shaped by the Revised Common Lectionary, the church year and the assembly gathered around word and sacrament. Sundays and Seasons: Preaching provides new commentary and ideas for proclamation, contributed by practicing preachers as well as scholars, together with succinct notes on each day and its readings. Calendars and Bread for the Day round out this family of resources.

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service — Hope for the Holidays Campaign

In an effort to bring hope and light to thousands of migrants in the United States, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service has launched its annual “Hope for the Holidays” campaign. The program collects cards and gifts for distribution at migrant detention centers across the country and at shelters along the border, reminding individuals and families that they are not forgotten during the holiday season. Access the 2021 tool kit, donate, and learn more at LIRS.org/Hope.


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