February 6, 2017

Bishop Eaton: It’s Not Up to Us

Bishop Eaton Whose work is it? In her February column for Living Lutheran, Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton lifts up the need for well-trained pastors and deacons. Where do we find these potential leaders? She says it’s the “work of the entire church.”  Read her column in English at http://www.livinglutheran.org/2017/02/its-not-what-we-do/. Or in Spanish at http://www.livinglutheran.org/2017/02/no-es-lo-que-hacemos/.   By Bishop Elizabeth...

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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 Ministers from several traditions and denominations will gather to learn how to organize and pastor to congregants amid today’s political climate on Monday, Feb. 27, 10 am to 2 pm, at Benbow Hall on the campus of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. Register online now. This event is open to rostered leaders, interns and seminarians...

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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 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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February 7, 2017

Youth & Family Ministry Certificate at Bear Creek Camp

Vibrant Faith VibrantFaith will offer its first East-coast Training School for Children, Youth and Family Ministry this October at Bear Creek Camp. CYF Training School changes lives, equips leaders and helps transform ministries in effective and creative faith formation. After a five-night residency Oct. 15-20, participants will continue with online learning and coaching through June, 2018. Learn...

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February 6, 2017

Stewardship Tip: Maximize Your Mission

GivingTree copy Lent is just around the corner and it is a perfect time to maximize your mission with a specific mission project.  When people know that their generosity has made a difference they not only feel good, but are inclined to continue to support your other ministries.  Here are some ideas: Use mid-week, Holy Week and...

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