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Upcoming Events

Thankoffering Service - Saturday, April 27
10 am - 2 pm
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
1500 Hooper Ave
Toms River, NJ 08753


Worship Service - Chaplain - Rev., Susan Jones


Workshop on "Spiritual Gifts"

We INVITE you to join us to this FREE Event!

To help our planning, please reach out to Amy Palazzolo (862) 284-4094 or email with any questions.

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2024 Women of the Bible series – Zoom Events - 7 pm - 8 pm:

NJ WELCA continues our quest of getting to know the various women in the bible. 

Join us by Zoom as we continue our journey with author Liz Curtis Higgs and her book Slightly Bad Girls of the Bible: Flawed Women Loved by a Flawless God.

April 17 @ 7 pm – A Matter of Time - Sarai

June 19 @ 7 pm – Flight Plan – Hagar

August 21 @ 7 pm – The Last Laugh – Sarah

Oct. 16 @ 7 pm – A Willful Bride – Rebekah the wife

Dec. 18 @ 7 pm – Using Her Wits - Rebekah the Mother

Please reach out to Joanne ( with any questions.

Zoom Link:                      


Pass Code  36912

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Workshop Topics are issues of the day that are important to Women of New Jersey across the Garden State.  We will explore Racial Justice, Truth and Healing, Human Trafficking, LGTB+, and the draft of the new social statement- Gun Violence and Trauma. All are welcome. 

We invite you to join us in these important conversations on these subjects and more.  We have much to talk about at our table. Our talks are the 3rd Wednesday of the months below at 7 pm.  

March @ 7:00 p.m. – Anti Racism / Racial Justice

May 15  – Gun Violence & Trauma  

July 17 – LGBTQIA & Being an Ally 

September 18 – Human Trafficking

November 20 – Truth In Healing

Reach out to Amy Palazzolo (862) 284-4094 or email with any questions.

Zoom Link:               

Passcode  36912

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New Jersey Women of the ELCA

Annual Business Meeting & Convention - 2024

Business Meeting* - via Zoom - Friday, Oct. 11

Convention - Sat., Oct. 12 - In Person Event!

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

 112 Middletown Rd, Holmdel NJ

Theme - Faithful Journey: Here I am Lord         

*Business Meeting - A Voting Member is needed from each unit for this meeting.

For more info and/or questions, please reach out to Amy Palazzolo (862) 284-4094 or email

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Thursdays in Black

Thursdays in Black is part of an international movement to demand a world without rape and violence. The campaign has its roots in groups such as Mothers of the Disappeared in Argentina, Black Sash in South Africa and the Women in Black movements in Bosnia and Israel.  

However, Thursdays In Black is not a campaign confined only to countries officially at war. In fact, a war against women is being raged all over the world, and has continued for centuries. 

Its weapons include domestic violence, sexual assault, rape, incest, murder, female infanticide, genital mutilation, sexual harassment, discrimination, sex trafficking. In short, sexism.

Wearing black on Thursdays indicates that you are tired of putting up with rape and violence in your community.

It demonstrates a desire for a community where we can all walk safely without fear of being beaten up, verbally abused, raped, of being discriminated against due to your sexual orientation, political affiliation, gender or ethnicity.

It shows that you want to be free.

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