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Portico guide arriving at members' homes soon

Be on the lookout for a special guide from Portico Benefits regarding important changes coming in January that will make using your benefits simpler!

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A Message from Bishop H. Julian Gordy, Southeastern Synod, regarding fires and tornadoes in TN

One hundred and fifty houses and businesses were destroyed. Several families at Our Savior lost their homes and everything in them. The fire blew down off the mountain in front of winds that were gusting as high as 87 miles per hour.

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Southern Ohio Mission Territory Lenten Devotional Resource coming for Lenten 2017!

We are excited to share a special Lenten devotional, written almost entirely by members of these mission communities, and accompanied by a weekly video resource.

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What's your congregation's key performance indicators? Download Reflections on Congregational Life to find out!

Key performance indicators (KPI's) are the items that inform leadership of an entity's health.

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FLSA changes will not take effect on December 1 as previously thought

A federal court in Texas issued a nationwide injunction on November 22, enjoining enforcement of the new FLSA overtime regulations.

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A Pastoral Message from Bishop Suzanne Darcy Dillahunt regarding attacks at The Ohio State University and prayer vigil held at Jacob's Porch, OSU Lutheran Campus Ministry

On a day full of fear, uncertainty, and pain at Ohio State, we are reminded that life is fragile. Our prayers are rising to God for the healing and recovery of the victims of this tragic and senseless attack, and for their families.

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FLSA flow chart for religious institutions

The ELCA Associate General Counsel has provided a flow chart to further assist your congregation in determining if and how the new overtime pay rules impact you.

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Invitation for rostered ministers to attend Pastoral Mentoring Group in 2017

In 2017, six training sessions on the Adult Catechumenate will be led by ELCA Pr. Paul Hoffman, formerly of Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church in Seattle, Washington. These sessions will be held at St. John Lutheran Church of Cardington, Ohio. The training sessions are sponsored by the Northwestern Ohio Synod.

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Only one month left to register for 'Sent with the Spirit...Expecting to be surprised' Professional Leaders Retreat!

This retreat (Jan 17-19, 2017) is for all rostered and full-time professional leaders in our congregations. We're joining together with the Northeastern Ohio Synod and Northwestern Ohio Synod again this year for learning, worship, fellowship, rest and renewal. Don't miss out!

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