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ELCA leaders welcome renewal of diplomatic relations between U.S., Cuba

The White House announcement that the United States will renew diplomatic relations with Cuba, as well as take steps toward the long-standing U.S. trade embargo against Cuba, came as welcome news for some members and leaders of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).

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Palestinian Authority payment eases Augusta Victoria Hospital’s finances

Augusta Victoria Hospital, located on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, has received “a substantial amount of receivables” from the Palestinian Authority, averting a financial crisis.

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Important information regarding 2015-16 ELCA Domestic Hunger Grants

Attention all congregations! If you have not applied for a Domestic Hunger Grant in the recent past, this is your chance to obtain a grant for your congregations hunger ministry!

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Fred Renwick, Former ELCA Board Member, Dies

Fred B. Renwick, a former member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Board of Pensions and the ELCA Foundation board, died Dec. 4 at his home in New York City.

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ELCA Offers Prayers for Victims of Pennsylvania Shootings

“Like you, I was shocked and deeply saddened by the tragic series of murders that transpired across Montgomery County yesterday. A family has suffered unspeakable loss, and that loss ripples through the relatives, friends and neighbors who are grieving,” said Burkat in her statement.

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St. Matthews, Lockbourne Now Ministry of Bethel, Grove City

Bethel Lutheran Church, Grove City has taken on St. Matthews in Lockbourne as a 2nd campus and ministry location.

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Two-day Program Addresses the 'Spiritual but Not Religious'

What does it mean to be “spiritual but not religious,” and how does the mainline church engage and reach out to individuals who self-identify as SBNR? The Rev. Dr. Linda Mercadante, professor of theology and author of Beliefs without Borders: Inside the Minds of the Spiritual but Not Religious, will address these questions in a two-day forum, February 9 and 10, 2015, at Trinity Lutheran Seminary, 2199 E. Main Street, Columbus.

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Join Ohio Interfaith Power and Light for a Climate Conversation on January 22, 2015

A Climate Conversation is a forum where we can have an informative, thoughtful, and morally-relevant conversation about climate change.

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You are Invited to 'Called to be a Living Voice: Vocation Reformation Mission' in Atlanta in July 2015

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

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Parish Paper for January and February 2015

'Our Future Pastors: Assessing the State of the Pipline' and 'How to Avoid the Potholes on the Road to Retirement'

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