July 27, 2015

Confronting Racism

SMALL-elca-emblem-150px Join ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton and William B. Horne II, an ELCA member from Clearwater, Fla., for a live webcast conversation on the complexity and implications of racism Aug. 6 at 9 p.m. EDT (8 p.m. CDT). Through its social statement – “Freed in Christ: Race, Ethnicity, and Culture” – ELCA members have expressed this church’s calling to confront racism...

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July 1, 2015

Breaking: Child Protection Law Changes

keystone2 According to the Center for Children’s Justice, Gov. Wolf today signed into law child protection reforms approved by the General Assembly this week. Highlights of HB 1276’s changes: Establishes Aug. 25, 2015 as the date by which new volunteers must have background checks Permanently waives fees for volunteers completing state background checks Extends to 60 months (vs...

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June 30, 2015

Search for Youth, Young Adult and Spiritual Formation Position

Official Documents The Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod invites applications for the position of Assistant to the Bishop for Youth, Young Adult and Spiritual Formation. Position summary: The Assistant to the Bishop for Youth, Young Adult and Spiritual Formation provides leadership and support to the youth, young adult and spiritual formation initiatives of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod. The work...

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July 14, 2015

Highlights from 2015 Tanzania Visit

JubileeFeaturedS Bishop Burkat travelled to Tanzania in July for the celebration of the 125th anniversary of our companion North Eastern Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania. While there she participated in a jubilee anniversary service, attended by President Jakaya Kikwete. She preached at a celebration at Kana Church, Tanga, and dedicated a nursery school...

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July 13, 2015

Tell Your Story Through Images

photographer200 We live in a visual culture, so you’re missing a big opportunity if you don’t use images to tell your church’s story. People respond to images. Facebook posts, web pages, e-mails and even print pieces draw more attention and shares when there is a compelling image. Recent research shows that the average person has an attention...

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July 13, 2015

Faith Formation Across the Ages Sept. 26

Diakonia-color-150 You’re invited to a morning of Christian education and faith formation conversations and workshops for everyone involved in facilitating teaching the faith in congregations. The Rev. Dr. Stephen Bouman, executive director of the ELCA Congregational and Synodical Mission unit will keynote “Faith Formation Across the Ages” on Saturday, Sept. 26, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at Trinity...

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July 13, 2015

Seeking Understanding: Women and Justice

“Seeking Understanding: Some Issues in Biblical Interpretation Regarding Women and Justice” As part of the development of a social statement, the ELCA Women and Justice: One in Christ task force has produced a study utilizing Book of Faith initiative materials to encourage discussions on the topic of women and the Bible. There is a leader’s...

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July 1, 2015

Synod Searching to Fill Staff Positions

Official Documents We are in the process of filling two positions that have been vacant for a number of months, and a replacement position with Forward Together in Faith. The synod invites applications for the position of Assistant to the Bishop for Youth, Young Adult and Spiritual Formation and a Coordinator who will support this new staff...

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