Recipes for renewal

For our community to thrive, we must share more than one narrative.
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Retreat where you are

Retreat where you are

by Kimberly Knowle-Zeller Are you looking to carve out some time for yourself? Are you looking to connect with your faith? Are you looking to deepen your sense of the sacred in our midst? Come and retreat. This one-day retreat is designed for you. And the gift of this...

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Blessed to be an ally

Blessed to be an ally

by Amanda Llewellyn A young woman, probably in her early 20s, looked deep into my eyes. “I can have communion? I wasn’t confirmed . . . my pastor wouldn’t confirm me.” “Yes. You can have communion here.” Moments like this make the hard work of serving as an ally...

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Communion and Dinner Church

by Melissa Woeppel

A communal worship experience that has been important in my life of faith is the practice of dinner church. Dinner Church is a pattern of worship set around the place of eating, like a dinner table. Worship happens as those gather to eat, share, sing, pray and reflect on Scripture. MORE ›

Boldcafe podcast

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Monthly Boldcafe Dinner

Once a month we 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. Signature cocktail/mocktail recipe included.MORE ›

Boldcafe dinner invite

Join Boldcafe writers + friends for conversation and dinner, Thursday, November 2 @ 7 p.m. (CDT)!

Once a month we 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.

The Rev. Joshua Kestner and the students from Lutheran Campus Ministry at Clemson University will host our time together with a special Advent devotion. Join us!

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Listen to our podcast

Every month we offer a podcast version of one of the articles. Listen to, “Tears and Laughter,” written by Elyssa Salinas-Lazarski from the December 2020 issue. You can listen here or get it from iTunes. MORE

Cafe pop-up events

Readers share stories related to the monthly theme. See photos from our previous events.

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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).

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