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May and June editions of The Parish Paper ready to download and share with your congregation

May's issue addresses bivocational pastors and June's issue discusses the benefits of being curious.

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ELCA awards 12 Rossing Physics Scholarships

The scholarships are made possible through gifts from Dr. Thomas D. Rossing, who created the fund through the ELCA Foundation.

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2015 Annual Assembly of the Hunger Network in Ohio May 3

'Speak Out for Justice' is theme of this year's event.

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Early Bird Registration for 'Called to be a Living Voice: Vocation Reformation Mission' Ends April 15!

2015 Worship Jubilee and Biennial Conference of the Assoc of Lutheran Church Musicians

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'Coming to terms with the times' is title of Bp Elizabeth Eaton's April column in The Lutheran

'Maybe Jesus has become like wallpaper: we know it's there and everyone can see it, but we don't have to talk about it.'

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ELCA presiding bishop continues call for conversation on racial equity

In a March 25 letter and video message to the 3.8 million-member church, the Rev. Elizabeth Eaton expressed the need for conversation – not only among Lutherans but “all Americans” – about racism in “honest and productive ways.”

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Trinity Lutheran Seminary’s Trout Lectures to host the Rev. Dr. Teresa Fry Brown

The Nelson W. Trout Lecture will be held April 30 and May 1, at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio. The lectures are free and open to the public.

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Spouses urged to take Mayo Clinic Health Assessment too!

We're slightly behind last year's pace to reach our 65% participation goal. Spouses will help us catch up and reach our goal before April 30!

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LOMO bulletin insert ready for download and sharing

Summer camp early bird registration ends March 31! Mother's Day Brunch and Free Day at Camp coming in May!

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Come support Jacob's Porch Campus Ministry on April 25!

Benefit concert and silent auction to raise funds in support of the awesome ministry happening at Jacob's Porch, OSU's Lutheran Campus Ministry.

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'Seeking Peace in the Holy Land, a Community Conversation Involving Christians and Jews'

June 10 & 11, 2015 at Trinity Lutheran Seminary. Registration opens April 1.

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ELCA’s comprehensive campaign celebrates first year with nearly $45 million raised

The ELCA's first comprehensive campaign, 'Always Being Made New: The Campaign for the ELCA,' is celebrating the completion of its first year with nearly $45 million raised, representing 23 percent of the five-year, $198 million Jan. 31, 2019, goal. In addition, the campaign has received another $3.4 million in current gift commitments and $10.8 million in planned gifts commitments to the priorities of the campaign.

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Epiphany Lutheran Church, Centerville hosts 5th annual Operation Prom Dress for community

Operation Prom Dress highlighted by local press for giving back to the community more than a free dress.

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An invitation to participate in the Global Service questionnaire

The Global Mission Unit is developing a recruitment strategy for members of the ELCA, especially members of ethnically diverse populations and those whose first language is other than English. Your input will be the basis for the strategy.

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ELCA provides long-term recovery in Serbia and Bosnia

The ELCA continues to provide humanitarian support for people affected by the May 2014 cyclone that hit Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Lutheran Disaster Response has disbursed more than $400,000 to Ecumenical Humanitarian Organization and Church World Service to assist in the relief and recovery efforts. More than 3 million people were impacted by the cyclone and the flooding and landslides that followed.

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Bishop Dillahunt elected to ELCA Church Council

Bishop Suzanne Dillahunt will be the new Region 6 representative on the ELCA Church Council.

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World Malaria Day April 25--Start planning your congregation's activities today!

World Malaria Day is April 25, offering us an opportunity to do something significant for the ELCA Malaria Campaign.

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ELCA delegation hears ‘harrowing’ stories of migrant minors, seeks greater church response

With the recent surge of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children arriving in the United States from Central America, leaders and members of the ELCA are learning more about the root causes of migration.

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New Congregational Records Retention section added to synod website

What do you keep and for how long? The ELCA has guidelines to help congregations navigate the sea of paper.

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Interested in creating a Military/Veteran Ministry? Please join us for a no-cost half-day civilian clergy workshop on April 23 in Columbus

Our country has sent thousands of troops to war zones since September 11, 2001. Many have been activated multiple times, putting a significant strain on the family's mental, physical and spiritual health. Many of these Veterans live in your area and some may be members of your faith community.

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Annual reports for the synod assembly are due by May 4, 2015

If you are an affiliate, agency, partner, task force chairperson or conference president, please send us your annual report by May 4 for the pre-assembly materials.

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From ELCA Advocacy: Learn the Facts on this International Women's Day

On this day, millions of people around the world come together to celebrate progress we have made on women’s rights and equality. Along with celebration, we must also raise awareness on the challenges women and girls still face all over the world.

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Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton's March column in The Lutheran-Download and read it today!

'Subtle shift to works righteousness--Jesus didn't die to change behaviors, political systems, institutions.'

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Introducing ELCA World Hunger's Walk for Water--Matching donations up to $1 million!

The global water crisis doesn’t often make headlines. But the truth is that it claims more lives each year than war.

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Benefit concert Feb 22 for LSS Faith Mission Homeless Shelter--You're invited!

Gethsemane Lutheran Church is hosting a benefit concert which is open to the entire community. Free will donations accepted.

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Time to Take the Health Assessment

Portico Benefit Services is again offering us the opportunity to earn a 2% discount on ELCA health contributions this year.

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