Boldcafe group: Lament

Boldcafe group: Lament

April 2021 Lamenting together by Sarah S. Scherschligt What do you lament about the past year? Read more Easter lament by Ralen M. Robinson This Easter was different. And that’s ok. Read more. How to use Café with a group Young women are sharing community, maybe dinner and discussing the faith-based topics that appear in […]

Easter lament

Easter lament

by Ralen M. Robinson “But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb.” (John 20:11) Easter lilies adorn the sanctuary, the paraments are white, the eggs are dyed and hidden, and the baskets are ready. At Easter, we celebrate the resurrection of Christ. But this year, […]

Lamenting together

Lamenting together

by Sarah S. Scherschligt I lived in a rural village in Malawi, East Africa, as a Peace Corps volunteer in the late 90s. There, I experienced the power of communal lament. When someone died, the women in the community would stop everything and start to wail. They would bawl for hours. Neighboring villagers could hear […]

Boldcafe dinner

Boldcafe dinner

Join Boldcafe writers + friends for conversation and dinner! Once a month we will meet with some of our popular writers to talk about our favorite articles and more! Bring your own dinner (B.Y.O.D) and sign up via Zoom.   Focusing on what matters May 6,  2021 7 p.m. CT The Rev. Sarah S. Scherschligt, […]

Grace in the wilderness

Grace in the wilderness

by SommerAnn McCullough We are living in wilderness times. This pandemic has brought fear, isolation and uncertainty into our daily routines. I have been struggling to find hope and motivation in these challenging times. It is even harder to remember to give myself grace. “At that time, says the Lord, I will be the God […]

Share the gift of Boldcafe

Share the gift of Boldcafe

by Elizabeth McBride There’s something pretty awesome about going to a cafe. Of course, there’s coffee, but besides that, it’s a welcoming space whether you are alone or with friends. It’s comfortable. It’s casual. It’s a place for everyone. Since 2003, Café (http://boldcafe.org), Women of the ELCA’s on-line space for and with young adult women, […]