The Upper Susquehanna Women’s Organization (USSWO) of the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is comprised of 65 congregational/intercongregational units affiliated with Women of the ELCA and located within the territory of the Upper Susquehanna Synod.
Our Mission: To mobilize women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ.
Our Purpose: 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 and action, and promote healing and wholeness in the church, the society, and the world.
Mission Areas: The Women of the ELCA carries out its purpose statement through three mission areas.
- Mission: Growth
To provide a variety of learning experiences which strengthen each woman as a whole person, develop her potential and equip her for ministry.
- Mission: Community
To enable each woman to value herself and others as created in God’s image and redeemed through Christ; and to build up and celebrate relationships which are global, diverse, and interdependent.
- Mission: Action
To enable women to articulate and act upon their faith as disciples of Christ in all areas of life.
July 11-13, 2017: Tenth Triennial Convention at Minneapolis, MN
July 22, 2017: USSWO Convention
The Upper Susquehanna Synodical Women’s Organization Annual Convention will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2017, at the Evergreen Center at Camp Mount Luther, 355 Mt. Luther Lane, Mifflinburg. Women are asked to be present for this one-day convention as it brings an excellent opportunity for you to meet your sisters from neighboring churches and become informed about the workings of the Women of the ELCA. The theme for this year’s convention is “All Anew—Renewal of Spirit and Hope.” Registration forms and other materials are available below:
- Call to Convention
- Registration Form
- Convention Scholarship Application
- Delegate Certification Form
- Resolution Form
- Job Descriptions for Board
- Nomination Executive Board
- Nomination Treasurer
Click here to link to the churchwide Women of the ELCA page: http://www.womenoftheelca.org/
Click here to visit the Women of the ELCA’s cafe: http://www.boldcafe.org/