Alaska synodical women's organization (ASWO)
Women of the ELCA's Mission Statement:
To mobilize women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ.
Women of the ELCA's Purpose Statement:
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.
ASWO's Purpose Statement:
We, as diverse women of God, respond to God’s love by sharing the Gospel, cherishing creation, and encouraging each other’s growth in faith.
Ever wonder what our Alaska SWO logo means?
The mountains represent the quiet strength women bring to our organization. The mountains are the source of life-giving waters that bring us prosperity and fill our needs --as in the baptismal waters, we rejoice in the promise of our salvation
The meandering river that supports the water lily represents the diversities and distances we conquer in Alaska as we strive to do the work of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
You can visit the Women of the ELCA's website here.
Resolutions on Hunger
Alaska Synodical Women's Organization is committed to reducing hunger, especially through advocacy and education. Learn more at the ELCA World Hunger Page.
Also, for help in letter writing campaigns to reduce hunger, please visit Bread for the World at www.bread.org.
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