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November 28, 2018

LCS Challenge for Hurricane Maria Evacuees

Lutheran Congregational Services invites you to help support Hurricane Maria evacuees here in Pennsylvania by providing school kits, winter coats, cleanout buckets, gift cards or family Christmas gifts. For every 100 gifts donated, LCS will donate $1,000 to meet rental assistance needs of Hurricane Maria evacuees here in Pennsylvania (up to $10,000). Our goal is...

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October 24, 2018

Mission Support: Faith in Action

Did you know that Mission Support — the offerings your congregation shares with the synod and the churchwide organization — helps put faith into action locally, nationally, and globally? Mission Support provides most of the funding to support the work of the Office of the Bishop. Your gifts help us to identify and nurture future...

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December 6, 2018

Learning Day: Canoeing the Mountains

Save the date: Our Synod’s Brave New Church initiative and the Innovation Incubator of the Presbytery of Philadelphia will host the Rev. Dr. Tod Bolsinger, author of “Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory,” for an ecumenical equipping event on Thursday, Feb. 28, 10 am to 3 pm, at United Lutheran Seminary. We invite...

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December 6, 2018

2018 Giving Cutoff Announced

Attention treasurers:  The financial books of Southeastern PA Synod, ELCA will close for 2018 on February 7, 2019. All contributions for 2018 must be received by our office by the close of business on Thursday February 7, 2019 in order to be counted as a 2018 contribution.

December 6, 2018

Magazine Release Party Honors Bishop

On December 13th, from 6:00 to 8:30 pm, FunTimes magazine, in partnership with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department, Councilman David Oh, the Mayor’s Office of Public Engagement and State Representative Joanna McClinton, request the honor of your presence at City Hall in Council Chambers with a reception to follow in the Caucus room. Our guests...

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December 6, 2018

Civil Conversations Facilitator Training

Interfaith Philadelphia has launched A Year of Civil Conversations throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. Engaging over 50 organizations and 1,000 people, we will offer multiple opportunities to learn how to “speak together differently in order to live together differently.” In the coming months, Interfaith Philadelphia will offer a number of half-day facilitator trainings that will...

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December 6, 2018

ULS Advent Vespers Dec. 9

On Sunday, December 9, 2018, United Lutheran Seminary marks the Advent season on its Philadelphia campus with its annual Advent Vespers at 5:00 pm. A reception will follow in the Brossman Center’s Benbow Hall. Call 215.248.6324 for more information. Free and open to the public. Reservations are requested for the free reception. You can register...

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December 6, 2018

Bishop Eaton: From Cradle to Grave

Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton In her December LivingLutheran column, Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton writes that “Emmanuel—God with us—came to us and comes to us precisely at the time when our need is greatest. … On Christmas, God has reversed the cradle-to-grave progression. “Our lives are not a meaningless trudge from cradle to grave, but a joyful journey—true and lasting...

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November 29, 2018

Ambler Union: Young Adults Living Well, Doing Good

The Ambler Union is a collaborative of local young adults and partner organizations dedicated to helping young adults (around 22 to 32 years old) live well and do good. They host events that bring young adults together to create community, enjoy good food and nature, explore tools for living well, and do good in the...

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November 28, 2018

Calling Visionary Women

‘Visionary Women: Rooted in Faith, Committed to Justice’ is an interfaith and intergenerational program of women who seek to increase their religious literacy while exploring their own identity as women of faith and social justice advocates. This program consists of a series of gatherings hosted by Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Quaker, and Buddhist faith communities throughout...

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November 9, 2018

Bishop’s Message on the 80th Anniversary of Kristallnacht

Shop damaged during Kristallnacht Bishop Patricia A. Davenport shares a pastoral letter on the 80th Anniversary of Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, in light the murders at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh last month and a rising number of hate crimes against Jews. Noting that later-life writings of Martin Luther were used to justify the pogrom, the...

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