Southern Ohio Synod e-bulletin for the Week of August 21, 2019
Stronger and better together:
Joining Jesus in the restoration of the world!
New Video Will Explain Thrive! To Church Leaders
A new resource – The Thrive Council Presentation Video – is now available online for Church Councils or other church leadership to learn why we’re doing the Thrive Campaign and how congregations are invited to take part.
Check it out … and schedule a time in August or September to share it with your congregation’s leaders.
Don’t have the ability to stream or download the video? A limited number of DVD’s are available. Order a copy from Larry Donner, Thrive Campaign Manager, at Thrive@SouthernOhioSynod.org.
Congregation Leader Training Scheduled
Every congregation is asked to appoint a Congregation Leader (or Team) by October 31st , complete and submit a Congregation Leader Appointment Form , and arrange for the Leader(s) to attend a training event. Pastors and/or Stewardship Teams are also encouraged to attend since they will likely be involved in their campaigns!
You will learn all you need to know about running your congregation’s Thrive campaign and receive all the materials needed including a comprehensive Campaign Manual.
Training will be held:
November 2, 2019
10:00-11:30 am Good Shepherd, 7701 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati
2:00-3:30 pm St. John, 122 West National Road, Vandalia
7:00-8:30 pm Synod Office, 300 S. 2nd Street, Columbus
November 17, 2019
2:00-3:30 pm St. John’s, 116 North 7th Street, Zanesville
5:00-6:30 pm First English, 220 N Columbus Street, Lancaster
Please help our planning! Register your Leaders by emailing their names and which event they will be attending to: Thrive@SouthernOhioSynod.org.
Everything You Need to Join in the Thrive Campaign
Looking for how to register your congregation in the Thrive Campaign? Download the Congregational Acceptance & Leader Forms Packet. It contains all you need to get started in the campaign.
Southern Ohio Synod chosen as host for 2022 Churchwide Assembly!
The 2022 ELCA Churchwide Assembly (CWA) will be held in Columbus, Ohio for the first time in 35 years! We are thrilled with the opportunity to show off our great synod and all of its incredible people! Look for ways in the future that YOU can be a part of this important event.
We are stronger and better together...Joining Jesus in the Restoration of the World!
To see the live video stream of the 2022 CWA location announcement visit our Facebook page
Are you feeling a sense of call? Do you feel God's Spirit tugging at you to possibly pursue the field of ministry? Don't wait! Sign up for the ELCA Region 6 Discernment Retreat today!
Join the folks at Jacob's Porch at OSU for a free movie screening/Q&A and/or lecture led by the movie's director, Nathan Jacobs--Sept 6 & 7
'Biblical Archaeology' and 'The Beginnings of Faith' offer this fall at our two campuses. Courses are open to all congregation members!
The new Synod Hymn List is ready for your use as you plan the coming year.
Here's the condensed version of what happened over 6 days in Milwaukee, WI when voting members from all 65 synods gathered to do the work of the Church.
Portico’s Board of Trustees has approved health plan and benefit changes for 2020, featuring new ways ELCA-Primary members to save on out-of-pocket costs and strengthen their emotional well-being.
Download the latest column by newly re-elected Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton.
Partners & Affiliates
Lutheran Church of the Resurrection hosts this special training for all congregations interested in becoming more welcoming to the LGBTQIA+ community.
Organist &/or Director of Choirs
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
Crestview Hills, Kentucky
Faith Formation Leader-Full Time
Lord of Life Lutheran Church
Lutheran Church of Our Savior
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
712 N. Fountain Ave, Springfield, Ohio
Youth & Family Director (part-time)
Christ Lutheran Church, Athens
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