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United Lutheran Seminary Names Theresa Latini as its First President

United Lutheran Seminary named the Rev. Dr. Theresa F. Latini as the first president to lead the unified seminary with campuses at Gettysburg and Philadelphia.

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A message from the Director of Disability Ministries of the ELCA regarding Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month. Your congregation is encouraged to observe Mental Health Month in a way that welcomes and encourages members and the community.

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ELCA Global Links-April 2017

ELCA Global Links provides connections between your giving and the work being done around the world.

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Members of ELCA congregations in central Ohio invited to be part of the 2017 Gay Pride Parade, June 17

For the fifth year, the Reconciling in Christ congregations in Central Ohio (First English, Gethsemane, Trinity, Lord of Life, & Redeemer) will be gathering as an ELCA witness at the 2017 Gay Pride Parade in Columbus on Saturday, June 17, with the step-off in the Short North at 10:30 AM.

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Register now for the first ELCA Rostered Ministers Gathering, Aug 7-10

The ELCA will host its first Rostered Ministers Gathering in Atlanta at the Sheraton Downtown Aug. 7-10. This will be an opportunity for our rostered ministers to assemble for worship, education and fellowship. Register today!

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ELCA Church Council holds spring 2017 meeting

The Church Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) met March 30-April 2, 2017. The council, which serves as the ELCA’s board of directors, met in plenary on Friday, March 31, and spent the remainder of its time in retreat, focused on the Called Forward Together in Christ process that will determine goals and priority areas for the ELCA.

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Bishop Eaton's Easter message

Please share Bishop Elizabeth Eaton's Easter message with your congregation as we celebrate the risen Christ!

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Steeple People bookstore to close May 20th

After eight years as an independent book store, Steeple People will close its doors on Trinity's campus.

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'Addiction, Young Adults and the Church: The Role of the Church Family in Addiction Recovery'

Come be part of this timely event on April 26 at Trinity Lutheran Seminary, 2199 E Main St, Columbus.

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ELCA presiding bishop issues pastoral message on Syria

Like many of you, I have been deeply troubled by the news this week from Syria. First, there was the horrific chemical weapons attack on civilians. Then the U.S. missiles being used against the Syrian airbase understood to have perpetrated the earlier attack. In both instances, the lives of precious children of God have been lost. Lord, have mercy.

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Bishop Dillahunt invites you to participate in a Lay Eucharistic Minister training and commissioning on June 3

Individuals/teams from congregations in the Southern Ohio Synod Mission Territory will gather at Providence Lutheran Church, 11475 Providence Rd., Brookville, Ohio for training, fellowship and a commissioning service to meet the growing need for ministry to the homebound.

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Invitation to attend 'Fallen Comrade Ceremony: Honor the Living' May 7

Veterans, those currently serving, their families, caregiver professionals who support Veterans (i.e clergy, VA/retirement center/hospice staff, behavioral health providers and others) and community members are encouraged to attend. ALL are welcome! There is no cost to participate.

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'Fishing for People--Evangelism for all the Baptized' workshop, May 13 led by Pr. Katie Kerrigan

'Fishing for People' is designed for all baptized members of our congregations, not just the ordained or specially trained. You’ll receive real-world, hands-on training and tips you can take back to your congregation to share, plus meet others from our mission territory who also want to share the Good News in their communities. You’ll walk out of this workshop excited and prepared to ‘fish for people’ and will have made a few new friends in the process.

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'Faith Forming Faith' training event May 12-14 in Pittsburgh, PA

Based on 20 years of experience of bringing adults and children to the waters of Baptism and beyond through a yearlong discipleship process, this event will take participants through the entire church year in a single weekend.

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Falling and not afraid

Read Rev. Elizabeth Eaton's, presiding bishop of the ELCA, article in the April issue of Living Lutheran.

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Moved by the Spirit in the midst of strife-Helping South Sudan

More than 7 million people in South Sudan need humanitarian assistance as a result of drought and renewed violence. According to UNICEF, famine was recently declared in the north-central part of the country, where 100,000 people are facing imminent starvation.

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'32 weeks and counting' countdown to the 500th anniversary of the Reformation resource provided by Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Synod

Former academics and scholarly writers Abby Arthur Johnson and Ronald Johnson have compiled what they refer to as LutherFacts. We benefit by their research and writing chops, gained by experiences including contributions to the United States Capitol Historical Society’s Blog of History and careers at Georgetown University.

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LOMO Camps bulletin insert and links to fun are only a click or two away!

LOMO Camps are gearing up for Summer and offering great retreat opportunities now for adults and families. Read up on what's going on at our LOMO camps and download the April bulletin insert to share with your congregation.

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SOS WELCA Insights newsletter ready for download and sharing

The March 2017 SOS WELCA Insights newsletter contains information about the upcoming conference Spring Gatherings and a '500 Anniversary Celebration Initiative.'

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