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Letter and video for congregations demonstrating your mission support at work

This letter was mailed to all congregations on October 19. Check out the video today!

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LOMO Family Camp registration opens on November 1

Registration day can be stressful, but you can prepare.

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Pr. Emily Beckering shares her and her congregation's story about why we are stronger and better together!"

This letter was mailed to congregations on October 12. The Stewardship Committee wants to make sure everyone has a chance to read it, so we're publishing Pr. Beckering's letter here as well.

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All Ohio Rostered Ministers Retreat-REGISTER TODAY!

This year's All Ohio Rostered Ministers Retreat's theme is Life in the Spirit: Let's pray. Prayer will be a big part of this retreat, as will worship and fellowship. Early bird registration ends November 14, so register today!

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The Rev. Pedro Suarez elected bishop of the ELCA Florida-Bahamas Synod

The Rev. Pedro Manuel Suarez, Pompano Beach, Fla., was elected Oct. 13 to a six-year term as bishop of the Florida-Bahamas Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The election was held during the Synod Assembly Oct. 12-14.

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Fall ELCA Disabilities Newsletter shares how this ministry is making our church stronger

This edition of the newsletter is focused on demonstrating how Disability Ministries along with young adult leaders like Emily Schmidlin ally and advocate, and how members of the Advisory Table have been working to achieve the goals of our program.

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West Virginia needs your help to complete disaster recovery projects still not complete from 2016/17 floods

The West Virginia-Western Maryland Synod's social ministry agency, Community Lutheran Partners (CLP), has been integral in organizing long-term disaster recovery efforts in West Virginia in wake of the devastating summer flooding that occurred in 2016 and 2017. Please consider serving our neighbors to the south.

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Details for the 2018 Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Programs are now available

In the 2018 Lilly Endowment National Clergy Renewal Program and the 2018 Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Program for Indiana Congregations, eligible congregations will be able to apply for grants of up to $50,000 each to support a renewal program for their pastor.

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A video message from Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton

A message from Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton about how Christ is with us during these questioning times.

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Hunger Advocacy Fellowship Program: New Advocacy Fellows selected

The ELCA Hunger Advocacy Fellowship, a program made possible by ELCA World Hunger, is a year-long transformative experience that combines leadership development and faith formation with impactful advocacy that moves us toward an end to hunger and a just world where all are fed.

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Advocacy Guidebook for the Faith Community

This guidebook is intended as a resource for use within faith communities to guide discussion, mission team planning, and other ministries. This guide contains step-by-step instructions on how to contact your Ohio legislators, rethink service projects to be justice focused, and must more.

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Individuals and congregations overwhelmed by disaster and love shown by their neighbors

There is much work to do for communities hit by Hurricane Harvey, but this burden is being lightened by Christian communities as they love their neighbors in a real, tangible way.

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'No Community Safe from Human Trafficking'

Learn what the SOS Women of the ELCA are doing to fight back against Human Trafficking in our synod and across the country.

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Bishop Elizabeth Eaton's column for Living Lutheran focuses on life after October 31

'Oct. 32 and beyond' is the title of Presiding Bishop Eaton's latest column for you to read and share with your congregation.

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Pastoral letter on violence from the ELCA Conference of Bishops

This letter was originally issued in March 2013. May its words provide comfort and direction in light of yet another senseless act of violence.

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Christian Unity Gathering 2017, sponsored by the National Council of Churches, accepting registrations now!

Christian Unity Gathering 2017 will take place November 8-10, 2017 at the Sheraton in downtown Silver Spring, MD, just outside Washington, DC. This will be an important time to regroup, recharge, and recommit ourselves to the work ahead.

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October 2017 Parish Paper available for download and reading--'Short-Term Mission Trips That Yield Long-Term Success'

The October 2017 issue discusses ways we can create effective short-term mission trips that yield long-term success.

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