The Women of the ELCA’s Tenth Triennial Convention and Tenth Triennial Gathering is being held July 2017 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Each voting member, attendee, etc. will receive a handmade finger labyrinth. Women of the ELCA has set a goal of receiving 5,000 finger labyrinths by the end of May 2017. Whether you’re attending the gathering or not, you’re invited to participate by making and donating a finger labyrinth–or more than one if you wish. There are patterns for those who sew, knit and crochet in a fact sheet on the Women of the ELCA’s Triennial website. A copy of the document and tags for you to attach to your finger labyrinth posted on the bulletin board in the narthex. The patterns can easily be adapted for embroidery or felting. If more than 5,000 finger labyrinths are collected, the additional labyrinths will be donated to chaplains in schools, hospitals, hospices and nursing homes. Don’t know how to sew, knit or crochet? Find someone in our congregation who can teach you. Work alone or possibly get together in a group for regular sessions. Knitters and crocheters may find free patterns for square finger labyrinths at irishlace.net and at evelynclarkdesigns.com. Ravelry members may search on the word “labyrinth” to find several other free and paid patterns. Feel free to contact Lynn Zeltman or the church office if you have any questions. I’ll be collecting your finger labyrinths through April 2017. They may be placed in the collection box located in the narthex. Thank you in advance!