August 25, 2015

ELCA Joins AME In Prayer, Commitment To End Racism

Sep62015Promo CHICAGO (ELCA) – In response to a statement and call to action from the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME), the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), has pledged the 3.8 million-member ELCA to participate Sept. 6 in “Confession, Repentance and Commitment to End Racism Sunday.” The AME Church,...

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August 25, 2015

Online Giving: A Worthwhile Investment

DonateDetail Attention church treasurers, finance committees and pastors: Are you interested in increasing congregational revenue? Attend “Online Giving: A Worthwhile Investment for Your Congregation,” an ELCA stewardship workshop offered Saturday, Sept. 19, 9 to 11:30 am at Christ Lutheran Church, 700 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Oreland, PA 19075. The event is free but you must register in...

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September 3, 2015

Bishop Eaton: If God is Enough

ELCAStacked We can be free from attachments to our plans, self-will, success By Elizabeth A. Eaton From time to time I am invited to celebrate congregational anniversaries. It’s wonderful to see the church in action and to meet members from all across the country. It is also interesting to see the variety of sizes and architectural...

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September 1, 2015

Systems Training for Clergy

For the 4th year in a row, the Princeton Family Center for Education (PFCE) is offering a Clergy Training Program in Bowen Family Systems Theory in the local area. The 2015-16 session begins Sept. 28 at Pennington United Methodist Church in Pennington, NJ. Download a flyer with full information or contact Lee Gardner via email or...

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August 31, 2015

Ministry Resource Day Sept. 17

photo credit: Ken Rowland via photopin cc Everyone knows the culture has changed – perhaps faster in recent years than at any time in centuries. But what, exactly, has changed? And why does the Church so often feel left behind? And, perhaps most importantly, what can we do about it? Explore these questions at Ministry Resource Day on Thursday, Sept. 17, featuring...

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August 27, 2015

Cultivating Cross-Generational Learning

LSHLogo Lutheran Settlement House’s Settlement Project paid teens to work this summer alongside folks from the Senior Center in its Urban Farm. This first-of-its-kind project also had youth lead games and activities with seniors. Zion, Tristian and Henry cultivated kale, tomatoes and sunflowers and built vibrant relationships with a number of elders.

August 27, 2015

Emergency Contact Systems For Your Church

Phone_old_pixabay_200 By Bob Fisher Assistant to the Bishop for Mission Interpretation/Communication   The school/program year is fast approaching – which means that winter isn’t far behind. Remember last year’s sudden Sunday morning icing event? Does your church have a plan for notifying members in case of foul weather schedule changes or other emergencies? The tried-and-true phone...

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