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March 2018

Harvey Cedars Retreat

March 2 @ 7:30 pm - March 4 @ 12:00 pm

Harvey Cedars, NJ – ($125) Join us as we go down the shore with hundreds of youth from across SEPA for an amazing weekend of music, learning and new friends! All youth in grades 6-12 are invited to experience this incredible time with Lutheran teens from across the synod and have their faith shaped in a deeper and more meaningful way. Don’t miss this amazing retreat in 2018! (7:30 pm Friday - 12:00 pm Sunday)

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Do Black Churches Matter in the ELCA? Documentary Screening

March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carmel Presbyterian Church, 100 Edge Hill Rd
Glenside, 19038
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The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is the whitest church in the United States. It claims a desire to represent the beautiful diversity of God. There are written social statements on the importance of diversity and equality. Minority clergy candidates and leadership are daily recruited. There is a written and spoken desire to bolster multicultural ministries. So why is it still so white? As an ELCA Lutheran, I struggle with this question. As a pastor currently employed by the PCUSA,…

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Lay Eucharistic Visitor Training 2018

March 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Reading, 4201 Stoudts Ferry Bridge
Reading, PA 19605 United States
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Eucharistic Visitors are members of the congregation who are selected by their pastor and trained to bring the communion meal from worship to ill and homebound members of their congregation who are unable to attend service. Lutheran Congregational Service’s training ministry engages learners in the Biblical and theological background of the Sacrament of Holy Communion and teaches potential Eucharistic Visitors about visitation and administration of the sacrament. The training lasts from 9 am – 4 pm; $25 per person. For…

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THE SCIENCE AND SPIRITUALITY OF DEATH – Free Workshop offered by the VNA Hospice of Philadelphia

March 13 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Falls Auditorium, 3300 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19129 United States
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The topic of death and dying is not a comfortable one, yet a crucial one as we support the members and families in our spiritual communities. Join us in this collaborative conversation as we talk about the importance of Faith Leaders in the dying process, learn how to have the conversation, understand when and why hospice is appropriate, discuss some of the medical myths at end of life and hear about the usefulness of pre-bereavement and bereavement support in the…

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2018 Council Officers Gathering

March 17 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
United Lutheran Seminary – Philadelphia Campus, 7301 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, 19119
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8:30 a.m.  Full Breakfast 9:00 a.m. -11:30 Program United Lutheran Seminary (Philadelphia Campus) This event is free. Register at this link: https://community.ministrylink.org/councilofficersgathering2018    

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Chrism Service

March 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Christ Lutheran Church, Oreland, 700 Pennsylvania Ave
Oreland, 19075
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10:00 a.m. with lunch following Christ's Lutheran Church 700 Pennsylvania Ave. Oreland, PA 19075 Church  •  215-886-4612 W: www.christs-oreland.org      

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April 2018

Vibrant Faith Summit

April 12 - April 14
Reformation Lutheran Church, Media, 102 W. Rose Tree Road
Media, PA 19063 United States
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We invite to join your fellow adaptive faith formation leaders and the Vibrant Faith team as we spend three days living in to the how-tos of generating and sustaining a vibrant faith in Jesus Christ for today's world. We believe effective, transformational ministry will take focused work in three key arenas in the years ahead, and will focus on these arenas each day of the summit.

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Pre Retirement Seminar

April 16 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 3461 South Cedar Crest Blvd
Emmaus, PA 18049
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Retirement questions? Portico can help! Retirement planning can seem daunting without someone to walk you through it. Portico’s day-long pre-retirement seminar for plan members age 50+ does just that. And it’s coming to your area soon! The seminar covers many facets of retirement planning in understandable terms — from establishing a retirement budget to reviewing health care options. You’ll breathe easier when you know the steps to take to retire with confidence. Take advantage of this opportunity by attending the…

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Region 7 WELCA Gathering

April 27 @ 8:00 am - April 29 @ 5:00 pm
Holy Family Retreat Center, 303 Tunxis Road
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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This is a retreat held every three years in the year following the Triennial. It is within driving distance and offers a wonderful opportunity to grow spiritually and connect with other women in our region. The theme this year is We Are an Offering; and the focus is on our creative gifts. There will be worship, Bible studies, speakers – but there will NOT be any business.   Date: is April 27 to April 29, 2018   Place: Holy Family Retreat…

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May 2018

2018 Synod Assembly

May 4 - May 5
Franconia Mennonite Church, 613 Harleysville Pike
Teltord, 18969 United States
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