Hurricane Florence, now a tropical depression, wreaked havoc across much of North and South Carolina, producing flash flooding and river flooding. In the immediate aftermath of a storm, people get restless and want to do "anything to help." Because this is still an active event and need assessments will be happening for quite some time, the best way to help today is to give financially so that those funds can be put to work in the immediate phases of recovery. Recovery takes a long time and Lutherans are known for being in it for the long haul. There will be many ways to help in the weeks and months to come.
To learn how you can help today and to stay current with the needs of our sisters and brothers in the North Carolina and South Carolina synods, you can visit these pages: the North Carolina Synod, the South Carolina Synod, and Lutheran Disaster Response. Please remember all those impacted and first responders in your prayers.
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.
Visit tysonhouse.org to learn more about this fun fundraiser! Every dollar donated will be matched up to $10,000! Which hymnal will we use? If Lutherans raise more money, we will sing from the ELW. If Episcopalians come out on top, we will sing from the Hymnal 1982.
The Southeastern Synod’s Budget and Finance Committee is now accepting requests for funding in the Synod’s 2020-21 Ministry Funding Plan proposal, which will be presented for action at next year’s synod assembly. Synod committees, teams, and task forces may submit funding requests for the 2019-20 fiscal year.