Monthly Topic

Every month new topics that are relevant to women and how faith relates to those issues are featured.

Cafe group: God with us

Cafe group: God with us

September 2018 The first day by Jenna Pulkowski A start to a new school year, new job, new home--where is God in this? Read more Faith reflections: Those that cry out for rest and relief by Jenna Pulkowski Psalm 34 is one of many psalms and passages that illustrate...

A Litany for the Homesick

A Litany for the Homesick

Café writer, Jennifer Hall recommends getting in touch with a faith community on campus, joining different groups, and taking a leap of faith when meeting others. These new circles may or may not become part of your story—but even if not, they might lead...

Those that cry out for rest and relief

Those that cry out for rest and relief

by Jenna Pulkowski I have a confession to make. As I write this, I am so darn tired. And while part of that’s because I didn’t sleep well last night, another part is that everything around me feels like it’s always rushing. I live in Chicago, so there are always...

The first day

The first day

by Jenna Pulkowski It’s that time of year when my social media frequently remind me that summer break is drawing to an end and the school year is beginning. Friends with school-age children have started posting “first day of school” pictures, saying goodbye to summer...

Cafe group: Identity

Cafe group: Identity

August 2018 Our identity: Precious, honored, loved by Emily Ann Carson What do you think of when you see your reflection? It's easy to get caught up with our imperfections--but God wants us to know how we really should see ourselves. Read more Faith reflections:...

Cafe group: Self care

Cafe group: Self care

June 2018 The revolutionary act of self care by Rozella Haydée White The quality of our relationship with self can reveal a lot about the quality of our relationships with others. Do you practice self-care? Read more Faith reflections: Lives of wholeness by Rozella...

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...

Check out our Past Issues

See something you like? All of our featured articles are part of a monthly collaboration of related topics.

Read Past Issues

Help Keep Café Free

This monthly publication and podcast is made possible through regular offerings donated by women from over 7,000 active Women of the ELCA units in congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).

Stay in Touch

Sign-up if you want to receive our monthly e-newsletter for recent news, exciting events & updates!