April 21, 2014

Communicating Effectively in a Digital Age

CommEffDigAgeSmall Amplify your message at this FREE communicators workshop! The SEPAComm Network gathering on Saturday, May 17 will be a time of learning, conversation and networking. Michael Moore of AugsburgFortress will offer an informative presentation on copyrights – an important issue for anyone working with newsletters, websites, social media, and video. Marsha Pearson, a local representative...

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April 19, 2014

‘The Best Gifts of Easter are Unseen’

flickr_cherryblossoms_JeffKubina_CCRemixed1 copy3 After this incredibly dreary, cold and snowy winter, I found myself craving spring more than I can remember for a long time.  I yearned for longer light, warm sun, buds, blossoms, and birds singing again. Thankfully we are seeing all the signals of spring now, signs of the abundance to come. But the miracle of...

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April 11, 2014

Engaging With “Nones”

LPS_150 Celeb_2C_small Last night (April 10) the Philadelphia Seminary’s “Exploring Series” hosted a program with New England Synod Bishop Jim Hazelwood conversing with four “Nones” with no church affiliation. Some quick observations about what “Nones” had to say: Welcoming people as they are and where they are on their faith journey is important. “Nones” can “smell” insincerity when they...

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April 7, 2014

Help Us Save $55K in Health Costs

HA_TakeItNow_orange Rostered leaders/church employees and spouses: We need YOU to help our Synod and congregations save $55,000! We need just 36 more participants  in the Portico health plans to take the FREE, CONFIDENTIAL Mayo Clinic Health Assessment by April 30. If we meet this goal, every congregation employer will get a 2% discount on health insurance...

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April 2, 2014

Share Your Mission Story

Assem14Pro Share Your Congregation’s Story in Video! God’s work. Our hands. SEPA congregations live into this vision of the ELCA week after week, year after year. “God’s work. Our hands.” is the theme of this year’s Synod Assembly. We’d like to feature some of your stories of bringing this vision to life through community service, faith formation,...

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