Ministry Link News

January 18, 2023

How to Talk to Strangers and Why It’s Good for You

By Rev. Bryan Penman Co-Director for Evangelical Mission Last month a few of the Synod staff were out for a visit to a potential location for Synod Assembly. As we made our way down the corridors of the hotel, I suddenly heard the voice of Bishop Davenport, “Good morning, how are you all doing?” As...

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December 9, 2022

ELCA Disability Ministry Grants for Inclusion and Accessibility

ELCA ELCA Disability Ministry is seeking applications for grants to congregations and projects committed to inclusion and accessibility. Examples include leadership development, community and congregation education, and connecting those with disabilities and various groups within the church. (See the letter below from Disability Ministry’s Rev. Lisa Heffernan for full details!) Grant applications will be accepted starting...

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December 8, 2022

Is Your Church Ready for Christmas Eve?

Ask any of my previous interns, I am extreme nut when it comes to getting things ready for Christmas Eve. But for me, it’s the excitement of drawing so many people to hear the Good News that is at the heart of our faith – that God chose to dwell with us. The power of...

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December 1, 2022

MinistryLink News for December 1, 2022

Read the news here: Time-Sensitive–Remembering-Sandy-Hook—Christmas-Day-Worship—Generosity-Extravaganza.html

November 29, 2022

Sanctuary Village Giving Opportunities

Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” Need a gift that both honors your recipient and offers hope? Give the gift of a Sanctuary Village donation.  You gift will help to build a tiny house – and...

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November 21, 2022

Synod Council and Committees seeking Nominations for 2023

How does the work of Jesus get done in Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod?  By faithful members of our congregations who love Jesus, love the Church, and are willing to take leadership positions in our Synod.  At the upcoming Synod Assembly, May 5, 2023, we have positions of leadership we need to fill to do the work...

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November 10, 2022

MinistryLink News for November 10, 2022

Read the news here: Time-Sensitive–Christmas-Day-Worship—Generosity-Extravaganza.html

November 9, 2022

Bishop Eaton: Christians Against Christian Nationalism

ELCA Christian Nationalism identifies human-made governments as lockstep with God’s will and seeks to privilege Christians, typically only white Christians. This type of ideology is not only dangerous but distorts the difference between holding government accountable to God as opposed to identified strictly with God’s will. We must stand against Christian Nationalism and ask that you...

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November 1, 2022

MinistryLink News for November 1, 2022

Read the news here: Time-Sensitive–Holy-Closure—Anoint-the-Vote—-Anti-Racism-Education.html

October 31, 2022

SEPA Anti-Racism Team’s next educational event for Rostered Ministers

The SEPA Anti-Racism Team’s next educational event for rostered ministers is coming soon. The event follows the team’s new format: • One 90-minute Zoom meeting to introduce the curriculum on January 12, 2023, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. • Personal Engagement with Historical Context Modules: January 12-March 8, 2023. Participants will receive a link to these modules and may complete them at their own convenience. • One in-person day-long final session covering Connections and Conversationson March 9, 2023, 9:00 a.m. – 5:30...

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