January 26, 2017

Generosity Stories Contest – Win $500

GivingTree copy The Synod Stewardship Team is asking you to tell us how generosity has brought positive change to your congregation through its Generosity Stories Video Contest. Short (two-minute) videos will have an opportunity to win a $500 grant for your congregation to hold a stewardship event or a free consultation from the stewardship team. Deadline is...

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January 24, 2017

Supporting Members in Today’s Political Climate

furledflag Registration set to close: So far more than 130 are registered for these important discussions. Due to logistics registration will close at the end of business Wednesday, February 22, 2017. If you are not able to register before the deadline you are welcome to attend, but lunch is on your own. We appreciate your interest in this event. Ministers...

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January 6, 2017

Make a Difference this Lent

GoMakeDisciples Lent is often a time many of us take to focus on spiritual practices, disciplines of prayer and repentance, and to prepare ourselves for the holy season of Easter. This year, the Synod invites your congregation to take part in a very special focus on mission – reaching out to our neighbors both locally and globally...

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December 13, 2016

Reboot Sunday School and Birth Cross+Gen Ministry

rebootbirthsq250 Registration is now open! Take your congregation’s ministry to the next level with this special faith formation event this March 11 – sponsored and provided to you by SEPA Synod! Have you seen decline in your congregation’s Sunday School, Youth Ministry, or Faith Formation ministries? Do you wonder why your families don’t prioritize church over other activities, or...

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December 7, 2016

Council Nominations Open

SEPASynodProfile The Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod’s Nominating Committee is asking for your help in identifying gifted and qualified persons, both clergy and lay, to serve as nominees for election at the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod Assembly on May 5-6, 2017. Every year the Synod Assembly elects members of the Synod Council, which serves as “the board of directors...

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February 21, 2017

Root for the Phils’ and Support Youth Ministry

phillies-logo1 Lutheran Night at the Phillies will be June 16, 2017. Tickets make a great gift for that sports fan in your life, and proceeds will benefit SEPA youth programs. Get tickets by calling Jen Leone at 215.218.5267. This year tickets are available anywhere in the park, not just outfield. You can also order tickets online at http://phillies.com/lutheran.

February 21, 2017

Ingathering at the 2017 Synod Assembly

SEPASynodProfile For over 48 years, congregations of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod have participated in a Christmas Ingathering providing for people in need, locally and globally with a variety of holiday gifts. This outpouring of generosity has been amazing! But change is a reality in our time and place. Programs in our social services organizations shift and...

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February 7, 2017

2017 Synod Assembly Registration

Lutherans from across Southeastern Pennsylvania will gather May 5 and 6 around our Assembly theme, “For Such a Time as This: Reforming Hearts through Racial Justice” as we journey together, worshipping and furthering the work of the Synod and our vision of the Forward Together in Faith campaign. The Thirtieth Annual Assembly of the Southeastern...

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February 7, 2017

Wanted: Hunger Ministry Coordinators

The SEPA Synod Hunger Team’s mission is to educate congregations about hunger; initiate, support and enhance hunger ministries; and advocate on behalf of those who are food insecure locally and around the world.  The team is seeking a Hunger Ministry Coordinator in every congregation to help access a wide range of resources and tools and to...

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February 7, 2017

“Luther and the West” Free Reformation Course

Northwestern University is offering a free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) called “Luther and the West” as a resource for celebrating this year’s 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The course is taught by Christine Helmer, who is an internationally known Luther scholar, and Professor of Religious Studies and German at Northwestern University in Evanston, USA. This...

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