Gather magazine is asking women from across the ELCA for true, brief reflections about their holiday traditions.

Do you (or your family, congregation or community) participate in a special tradition/activity that makes the Advent or Christmas season more meaningful?

By August 1, submit 150-200 words about your tradition and/or activity to [email protected]. Include your name, congregation name, town, email address and contact information. Submissions published in print will receive a $50 honorarium, as well as a packet of surprise goodies from Gather and Women of the ELCA.  Due to limited space in the magazine, we may only be able to post your submission on Gather’s website. Submissions used only online will not receive a $50 honorarium but a free prayer resource as a way to show our appreciation.