NC Women of the ELCA
Commissioned to Go

Gathering Planning Committee
The NC SWO Gathering Planning Committee has the task of planning the Annual Gathering for us. They secure an appropriate event venue for the date chosen by the NC SWO Board, contact presenters, line up workshops, pick music, prepare a Gathering Program, and do all the many other tasks needed that make the Gathering a pleasant event for all.

This year the committee is being co-chaired by Jane Cadwallader. If you would like to serve on this committee you can find contact information for these ladies on our Contact Us Page.

2017 Registration Forms can be found on the EVENTS page.

2017 GATHERING NEWS - Coming Soon

This busy committee is hard at work! Our 30th Annual Gathering will be held June 23-25 on the Lenoir-Rhyne University Campus. 

Our Chaplain will be the Rev. Jennifer Ginn, pastor of Cross and Crown Lutheran in Matthews. 

​Stephanie Bell Burke will be our keynote speaker and large-scale performance artist. Stephanie is a member of St. John's in Charlotte and presented at the 2014 Triennial Gathering there. If you attended, you remember the amazing portrait of Christ she painted during worship music. 

We are very happy to announce that the Rev. Tim Smith, NC Synod bishop, will be bringing the message to us in Grace Chapel for Sunday Morning Worship, June 25, at the 30th Annual NC Synodical Women's Organization Gathering.

The GATHERING PLANNING REPORT (GPR), notebook of the agenda, nomination info and hymns, will be available online. During the gathering you may access it on your laptop, iPad or smart phone. If you prefer a hard copy, hopefully your church will print it out for you or you may print it at home. The NC Women of the ELCA is trying to be more fiscally responsible by eliminating printing and binder costs this year and in the future.

IF you want a hard copy/paper copy, please indicate that on the Registration Forms and add $10.00 to your total registration amount. These prepaid binders/reports will be distributed during Registration June 23-25 to those who have ordered them. (We would ask that you return the binders when you turn in keys, evaluations, name tags, etc. before you head home.)

There will be no extra hard copies available at Lenoir-Rhyne for the weekend. (Sunday Worship Programs will be available in the Chapel.)

As we get closer to the Gathering, look for announcements that the GPR is posted on the website ( and ready to download for printing. Please continue to check back here and on our Facebook Page for updates as they become available.