NIS Women of the ELCA

50th Anniversary of the Ordination of Women Videos

With gratitude for those who have gone before and hope for the future, the Northern Illinois Synod gives thanks to God for the ministry of women.

In 2020 we celebrate 50 years of Lutheran women being ordained in the United States, 40 years of women of color being ordained, and 10 years of LGBTQIA+ individuals being able to serve freely.

Our 2019 synod assembly passed a resolution that called for the year 2020 to be a year of celebration of the 50th anniversary of the ordination of women.  Bishop Clements appointed a task force to organize this celebration and momentous occasion in the life of the church.  The task force is producing several videos planned to be released throughout the year for use in congregations and on social media.

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Who inspired you to become a pastor? Voices of women pastors in the NIS

Download video for use in your congregation.

NIS Women of the ELCA 31st Annual Convention

All women of the Northern Illinois Synod are invited to attend New Horizons, the 31st annual Northern Illinois Synod Women of the ELCA Convention on Saturday, September 21 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1330 13th Street, Moline. Coffee and registration begins at 8:00 am.

Northern Illinois Synod Bishop Jeffrey Clements will give the morning message.