The 24-page ELCA Good Gifts catalog offers many ways to honor friends and loved ones with gifts that will make a difference in the world. With 50 giving options – from 10 little chicks to help a family escape poverty to a scholarship to help a young leader attend an ELCA seminary – there's something for everyone on your list. The catalog is also a great resource for your congregation. Sunday school classes, youth groups and adults can use the catalog for special fundraising events. Shop the catalog online at ELCA.org/goodgifts.
"Journey with the Global Church"—the annual directory highlights ELCA missionaries, scholarships and global ministries. This resource provides a wonderful overview of the ELCA's global engagment and the ways in which God is calling us to the ministry of accompaniment alongside our siblings in Christ throughout the world.
This brochure unfolds to reveal a large world map with stories and insights from our global companions. Learn more about God's work in the world and inspire others to connect with the global church by displaying this in your church.
Celebrate International Women's Day, March 8, 2017, with The Campaign for the ELCA's International Women Leaders intiative. Use this booklet to plan activities, worship and fundraisers in support of this effort.
The Global Church Passport offers a way to engage youth and young adults in learning about the ELCA's work as part of a global Lutheran community. Each passport pack includes stickers for four international "stops" (1 pack=9 passport books and 3 sticker sheets). Visit ELCA.org/Resources/Campaign-for-the-ELCA, annual themes tab, for corresponding curriculum.
The Global Church Story Series is a collection of 12 stories highlighting the ELCA’s international evangelism work through Missionaries and Young Adults in Global Mission, International Women Leaders and Global Ministries. Use these stories for Bible study groups, in your congregation’s bulletin or newsletter and as part of your fundraising efforts throughout the year.
Use this packet as your congregation's guide to the 2017 campaign annual theme year - Global Church. Packet includes: International Women's Day booklet, Global Church Road Map, Global Church Story Series, Global Church "Minutes," Global Church passport and sticker sheet, as well as an International Women Leaders poster.
Valuable resource to learn more about the covenant commitment to prayer, communication and financial support for ELCA missionaries. Request 1-10 free copies at 800-638-3522 or RIS@elca.org, or order 11 or more copies at this site. Free shipping and handling. (Please note that the Covenant is a separate item to download or request.)
The Global Church PlaceMap is a world map that helps you find your missionary’s country or to pray for countries in the news. It is a FREE resource. Excellent for use as a display, coloring sheet, placemat at global mission dinners, or an educational introduction to www.ELCA.org/map. DOWNLOAD a copy at www.ELCA.org/resources/globalchurch. ORDER printed PlaceMaps in pads of 100 maps each. (Request the number of pads you want: 1 = 100 maps, 2 = 200, etc.). Shipping and handling charges will apply.
Use this collection of recipes, stories, and table blessings to prepare global dishes for your family and congregation, and to highlight The Lutheran World Federation and ELCA World Hunger Appeal. The global recipes, adapted for North American cooks, are categorized by the agricultural cycle (dishes for growing, planting, harvesting, and "hungry" seasons); the religious cycle (dishes for religious celebrations and observances); the life cycle (dishes for important days like birthdays, weddings, and funerals); and daily life (breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts and snacks). Coproduced by the LWF, the ELCA, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada.
Encourage donations with ELCA Missionary Sponsorship reply envelopes. Envelope is 8 5/8 x 3 5/8 inches. Order in packages of 50 envelopes (1-pkg of 50). Maximum order: 20 packages (1000 envelopes). Free shipping and handling.
Use these giving envelopes in your congregation or mail directly to ELCA Missionary Sponsorship. Order in packages of 50 envelopes (1=pkg of 50). Maximum order: 20 packages (1000 envelopes). Free shipping and handling.
Postcard encourages people to stay informed, be inspired and get involved through Global Links, a monthly e-newsletter found at www.ELCA.org/Global-Links. To order up to 10 packages of 25 postcards, contact 800-638-3522 or RIS@elca.org. To order 11 or more packages, order through this site. Free shipping and handling.
"Welcome Forward" is a 144-page field guide and accompanying CD aimed at global travelers who want to make a difference by their lives and by their travel. A handy companion before, during and after an overseas trip, "Welcome Forward" provides practical, spiritual and respectful ways to travel in the world. It's especially suited for those who undertake global hunger trips, companion synod journeys, "mission trips" and short-term missionary service opportunities.
"Welcome Forward" combines the wisdom of seasoned global travelers, global mission and hunger staff members of the ELCA. It combines the easy utility of a field guide and the insightful wisdom of a book of proverbs. The readings that comprise the book are interwoven with specially composed music that draws users into deeper contemplation of the voice of God -- heard in their travel experiences -- and the calling of God's Spirit -- to change their lives forever!
Written by well-known ELCA writers Susan Lang and Rochelle Melander, the book is easily read, insistent in its question and grace-filled in its approach. The songs by ELCA composer Tim Hansen zing and crackle with various musical styles, inviting both toe-tappings and heart-string pluckings.