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Mission: To mobilize women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ!

Purpose Statement: The Southeastern Iowa Synod Women’s Organization, one of 65 ELCA synods in the USA, is 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.

 

Logo explanation: The symbol – with cross, water, and a white lily – identifies the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America as children of God, baptized, forgiven, adopted into God’s family, full of grace and hope in eternal life. It is a reminder of the growth, beauty, and vitality that rises out of that life-giving baptism water. It is also a reminder of the mission of the church to “Go, therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”

SWO Documents and Resources

SWO Constitution.pdf
What is Justice Discipleship and Stewardship
SWO Policies

SWO News & Upcoming Events
We are continually updating the contact information on the units in Southeastern Iowa please fill out the following form to ensure we have the most up to date information Congregation Unit Form
  • Prayer shawls: SWO members make fleece blankets and prayer shawls that are given to adult patients and their families who are staying at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinic. If you would like to make blankets or prayer shawls please download this Fleece blanket and prayer shawl resource guide that has been developed by the UIHC Spiritual Services Department.
  • 2018 Nominating Committee
Karen Godeken-Chair
319-396-4798
Judy Hardesty
319-547-5738
This Committee needs one more person
please contact Karen Miller-563-639-4246
Today’s Dream: Tomorrow’s Reality

The Southeastern Iowa Synodical Women’s Organization is proud to introduce that we have Deb Husak as our TDTR educator.  Fall of 2013 she attended 3 days of intensive training with Inez Torres Davis and other members of the Today’s Dream: Tomorrow’s Reality (TDTR) network.  Inez is Women of the ELCA director for justice.  She supports Today’s Dream, Tomorrow’s Reality, our (WELCA) network of anti-racism educators and advocates.

Deb would love to share what she has learned with you and your group.  She is able to present the TDTR information. The church-wide office provides her with many different types of resources.   A TDTR presentation can be tailored to meet your needs.  The design for programs is very flexible and features a huge variety or options such as short sessions, longer sessions, brief overviews and challenging in-depth learning opportunities.  Bible Studies, videos, discussions, worksheets, handouts and interactive activities and exercises are all part of the program.

Deb is excited to be able to provide and share this information across the Southeastern Iowa Synod to your units and clusters.  She can also do presentations to other groups in your community; her topics cover all people in our communities.  Deb can be contacted at 641-484-2152.  Call her and create the perfect experience for your group.  She is looking forward to seeing what God has planned for Today’s Dream, Tomorrow’s Reality in our synod.

Officers and Board Members for 2018-2019

President:

Ardy Proehl
507-524-3295
Vice President:

Karen Miller
 563-639-4246
Secretary:

Virginia Eggers
 563-242-4326
Treasurer:

Lynda Miller
563-285-8613
Stewardship:

Roberta Jurgersen
563-249-2859


Stewardship:
Carol Gruhn
563-243-4484

 

Justice:

Judy Munger
515-971-1549
Justice:
We Need you to fill this Spot
Discipleship:

Lavon Heston
515-490-3074
Discipleship:

 Ramona Vonsprecken
 563-651-6224
 

Cluster Leaders

Cluster 1:
Marilyn Greene

305 West 5th St
Huxley, IA 50124
515-597-2265
[email protected]

Ardy Hines
1911 NW Elm Ln
Ankeny, IA 50023
515-965-7941
[email protected]

Cluster 2:
Pat Kolpin

400 MCCellan
Tama, IA 52339
641-750-6661
[email protected]
Cluster 4:
Vickie Admason

13482 Ramsey Rd
Anamsoa, IA 52205
319-462-2096
[email protected]

 
 
Cluster 5:
Roberta Jurgersen
1025 N 4th St
Clinton, IA 52732
563-242-2859
Carol Gruhn
700 17th Ave. N
Clinton, IA 52732
563-243-4484
[email protected]
Cluster 6:
Norma Bailie
2610 North Division
Davenport, IA 52804
563-940-9618
[email protected]
Cindee Schnekloth
21539 250th St.
Eldridge, IA
285-9219
[email protected]

Cluster 8:
Delores Stigge
11465 N Gear Ave.
Burlington, IA 52601
319-754-6997 
Cluster 9:
Anita Simmons
1117 D Ave.
Albia, IA 52531
641-932-7063
[email protected]
Cluster 10 and 11:
Lavon Heston
6300 School St. Apt. 309
Windsor Heights, IA 50324
515-28704855

[email protected]
Fall Retreat
Saturday, October 27, 2018
St. Paul Lutheran Church 2136 Brady St.,Davenport, IA
Registration and all info is in the Fall Directions Newsletter
2019 Gathering will be June 21 and 22 at First Lutheran Church in Keokuk, IA.

SWO Directions Newsletter

Directions 2018 Fall
Directions 2018 Summer
Directions 2018 Spring
Directions 2017 Winter Newsletter
Directions 2017 Fall Newsletter
Directions 2017 Summer Newsletter
2017 Spring Issue Directions

Additional SWO Resources
SWO Facebook Page
Women of the ELCA Website
Women of the ELCA Resources – 25th Anniversary jewelry, christmas ornaments, and clothing
Cafe – online magazine for young women
Bold Connections – sign-up for our Women of the ElCA online news
Gather – subscribe to our Women of the ELCA magazine
Interchange – monthly Women of the ELCA newsletter