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February 2018

Faith Leadership Conference

February 2, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
St. George Episcopal Church, 915 North Oakland Street
Arlington, 22203 United States
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Leaders of faith communities are working and living in the context of multiple emotional systems. The leader  must not only observe and think, but also act. Bowen theory suggests that a thoughtfully developed set of  must not only observe and think, but also act. Bowen theory suggests that a thoughtfully developed set of principles is an essential resource for maintaining one’s course when leading. Bowen theory can offer leaders useful guiding principles, not only for understanding theemotional process swirling about, but also in working toward…

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March 2018

Do Black Churches Matter in the ELCA? Documentary Screening

March 4, 2018 @ 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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THE SCIENCE AND SPIRITUALITY OF DEATH – Free Workshop offered by the VNA Hospice of Philadelphia

March 13, 2018 @ 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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October 2019

Shaping Your Ministry To Be Inclusive and Safe for LGBTQIA+ Folk

October 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Reformation Lutheran Church, Media, 102 W. Rose Tree Road
Media, PA 19063 United States
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$10

Interested in learning how to expand your ministries to be more intentionally welcoming for LGBTQIA+ persons? Is your congregation already Reconciling in Christ but you want to know what more you can do? Do you feel like you just don’t know how to be the best ally you can be? Well, then do we have a day for you! In God’s Image is a day-long (9-2) program of worship, workshops, conversation, and resources. Sponsored by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod, ELCA,…

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Upper Montgomery Women of the ELCA Fall Gathering

October 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Augustus Lutheran Church, 717 W. Main Street
Trappe, PA 19426 United States
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Fall Gathering is Saturday Oct. 26, 2019 at Augustus Lutheran Church, Trappe. Registration is at 9:00' program begins at 9:30. The theme is Being Family and the speaker is Rev. Dr. Martha Kriebel. In kind gifts are canned goods for the food bank. To download a flyer click this link: UB WELCA Conference flyer    

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December 2019

Advent Prayer Center

December 16, 2019 - December 19, 2019
Christ’s Lutheran Church, Oreland, 700 Pennsylvania Ave
Oreland, 19075
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Evening times to visit Christ’s Advent Prayer interactive, sensory, creative prayer stations. Monday Dec. 16: 5:50-6:20 Tuesday Dec. 17: 4:50, 5:10-5:50, 6:20, 6:50 Wednesday Dec.18: 4:00-4:50, 5:50, 6:40, 6:50 Thursday Dec. 19: 4:20-4:40, 5:10

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