November 29, 2010
In recognition of the “significant contribution of the women of the Evangelical Lutheran Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC)”, a new ELCIC Women of Faith Fund has been established.
The ELCIC Women of Faith Fund will provide grants for the purpose of encouraging and facilitating, “the Christ-centred ministry of women within [the ELCIC] and In Mission for Others.”
“The ELCIC Women of Faith Fund will honour the work of women in our church in the areas of faith and spiritual growth, fostering supportive communities, developing leadership skills and working towards justice and peace,” says ELCIC National Bishop Susan C. Johnson.
The initial contributions to the fund will come from the residual amount remaining after the dissolution of Evangelical Lutheran Women Inc. (ELW). The contribution comes as per ELW bylaws. Individuals or groups may also make additional donations to the fund.
Grants for the ELCIC Women of Faith Fund will be available on an annual basis. Applicants will submit their proposals for review and consideration by an advisory committee appointed by the ELCIC's National Church Council.
Further information on the fund is available on the ELCIC website: http://elcic.ca/Womens-Desk/default.cfm
Contributions to the ELCIC Women of Faith Fund can be made by sending a cheque made payable to the ELCIC (please indicate ELCIC Women of Faith Fund in the memo portion) to: ELCIC, 302-393 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3N 3H6.
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