Southeastern Synod ELCA

Responding to Hurricane Michael

Click here to learn how you can help in Indonesia, in the Carolinas, in LaCrosse, Wisconsin and in the Southeastern Synod.

Eugemar Street in Albany GA looked like a river on Tuesday following Michael.             
Credit Albany Herald, Terry Lewis

Hurricane Michael has left its mark on the gulf coast of Florida as well as in areas in Alabama, Georgia, Virginia and the Carolinas.  While initial assessment is still ongoing, response coordination is beginning to take shape.
 
At this time monetary gifts are most helpful.  They can be given to Lutheran Disaster Response, the ELCA Southeastern Synod (give to Disaster Ministry), or Lutheran Services of Georgia (give to Disaster Response fund).  
 
Congregations can also begin to identify teams of volunteers who are available to deploy in the coming weeks and months for recovery work.  
 
In the meantime, continue to watch for specific ways you can respond as the extent of needs become known and infrastructure to accept help in impacted areas is established.  You can also include all those impacted as well as first responders in your prayers.  Our sisters and brothers at Our Saviour, Albany, GA are especially grateful for those prayers as they continue to assess damage among members and in the Albany community.

Leadership Convocation - October 16-18, 2018!

First Things First: Proclaiming the Good News as the Call of the Church

The 2018 ELCA Southeastern Synod Leadership Convocation will be held October 16 - 18, 2018 at Lutheridge, Arden, NC.  Rostered ministers and lay leaders are encouraged to attend.

This year we welcome the Rev. Michael L. Burk, Bishop, Southeastern Iowa Synod, as our Keynote Speaker.  Rooted in the gathering of God’s people around the means of grace, we will explore what it means to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ in a persistently changing landscape. Informed by scripture, grounded in the sacraments, and reflected in the decisions that we make, the gospel is a much-needed balm for the world’s “sin-sick soul,” and is the singular priority of the church of Jesus Christ.

Online registration is closed.  Contact NovusWay at 828-209-6301 to register.

A schedule and more information may be found here

Reformation Day at Emory - October 25, 2018

Pitts Theology Library at Emory University invites you to the 31st annual Reformation Day at Emory, to be held on Thursday, October 25th. This day-long program will look at “The Reformation at 501 Years,” examining the time of the Protestant Reformation through the lens of issues facing contemporary Christians. The Rev. Tiffany Chaney, pastor developer, Gathered By Grace, Montgomery, AL, will serve as the Chapel Service preacher. Click the title above for information, registration and to schedule an exhibition tour.

The Troutman-Gordy Atrium Construction Now Underway!

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