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Southern Ohio Synod e-bulletin for the Week of May 8, 2019

Stronger and better together: 
Joining Jesus in the restoration of the world! 

Synod News

Registration closing for Assembly on May 17! Register now!

The 2019 Southern Ohio Synod Assembly takes place on June 7-8 at the HPER Center, 250 Bill Edwards Drive, Wittenberg University, in Springfield, Ohio. Our theme for assembly is Stronger and Better Together: On the way. Our focus scripture is Luke 24:13-24. We are delighted to welcome our ELCA representative, The Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, Presiding Bishop.

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Stewardship For All Seasons Logo  

75% increase in giving is possible! Join the 2019 Stewardship for All Seasons Cohort and see your giving increase too!

GSB FundRaising’s Stewardship for All Seasons has a proven track record in helping congregations grow giving. Our SOS congregations that signed up during assembly are already seeing exciting results. Join the 2019 Cohort today!


Save the Date for next Faith Advocacy Day--May 14

Our advocacy day on Tuesday was a great success with nearly 20 legislative office contacts in one day on the importance of investing to guarantee food on the table and a roof over the head of all Ohioans. Will you join us for our next advocacy day on May 14th?

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Statement from ELCA presiding bishop addresses synagogue shooting

We stand against this latest public act of anti-Semitism and domestic terrorism, and with the Jewish community.

Elizabeth Eaton Presiding Bishop ELCA


Elizabeth Eaton Presiding Bishop ELCA  

Questions in life: Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton's May 2019 column in 'Living Lutheran'

What is a life worth living?




FREE Life-long Health & Wellness webinar from ALOA

This webinar will explore simple and effective ways for the local congregation to help people be better stewards of their bodies, and to give God their best.


Partners and Affiliates
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Planting Seeds of Hope

Planting seeds of hope at Oesterlen Services of Youth through the Flower Fund!


Healthy Congregations May Event - Dancing with Family Ghosts: The Power of Emotional Cutoff

Hear from The Rev. Blackburn, of the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center, on the impact of emotional cutoff on ourselves, churches, families, and communities in three insightful sessions.

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