May 9, 2015

Congregational Giving Continues to Increase

Congregations’ mission support giving to and through the synod has been on a slight increase since 2012, Treasurer Janet Huber Neff, CPA, told the Assembly. In 2014, 81 of the synod’s 157 congregations maintained or increased their mission support, of which 50 percent is offered as support to the ELCA churchwide organization. Neff said as...

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February 19, 2015

Thank You! For Mission Support

ELCA Thanks to the generosity of many of our congregations, there was an increase in 2014 in Mission Support for Synod and Churchwide ministry after years of declining or flat support. Mission Support from congregations totaled $2,148,000 — $48,000 over budget and $10,000 more than 2013, but still well below the $2.7 million received in 2006....

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November 21, 2014

We’re Stronger Together…Forming Candidates

Steinly Do you know how we, together, identify and form tomorrow’s church professionals? “We’re blessed that the Synod’s Candidacy process is evaluative, supportive and formative,” says senior Seminarian Kat Steinly. “SEPA really tries to bring candidates together to build relationships,” says Kat, who grew up at Trinity, Perkasie. The Synod is very supportive of the contributions...

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January 29, 2014

Consider Your Congregation’s Mission Support

  Gifts through Mission Support are a primary way that congregations live into their interdependence with the Synod and the ELCA. Congregations are encouraged to prayerfully consider their Mission Support response and to use the form posted online to indicate their 2014 intent to the Synod Office as soon as possible.   The following letter...

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