July 13, 2016

An Outpouring of Generosity

The 49-year tradition of generosity through our Christmas Ingathering is transforming into the SEPA Outpouring. Due to changes at Lutheran Children and Family Service and decreased funding for transport and publicity, we will no longer collect donations en masse on the first Sunday of December. Instead, we will be offering opportunities to give throughout the...

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July 20, 2014

Costa Rica Servant Trip

December 19, 2013

Congregations Collect $100K for Needy

For this year’s Christmas Ingathering, about 70 congregations collected donations for vulnerable people. On Dec. 1, more than 100 volunteers (mostly from Gloria Dei Church, Huntingdon Valley) unpacked trucks, sorted donations and repacked them for delivery. The items, valued at about $100,000, will serve people locally and internationally.     Some highlights of the Ingathering included:...

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October 26, 2013

From Guttenberg to Zuckerberg

The Center for Pastoral Counseling (Springfield, Delaware) has recently announced a full-day seminar entitled “From Guttenberg to Zuckerberg: How Social Media is Changing the Church.” The seminar is designed  specifically to help pastors and interested laypersons enhance their use of social media. The featured speaker will be the Rev. Keith Anderson, pastor of Upper Dublin...

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August 26, 2008

40 churches aid Lutheran Charities bike ride

Many thanks to all who rode, volunteered and supported the 18th Annual Lutheran Charities Bike Ride on June 28, 2008. Bikers and volunteers from 40 Lutheran churches in the region took part in the annual event that benefits our social ministry agencies, sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.