Southeastern Synod ELCA


Immunizations! Protecting Your Family, Yourself and the Community!

July 27, 2018

The new school season is here and parents and children are rushing around to ensure that new school supplies, appropriate clothing, lunch bags, backpacks and other required school items are purchased and ready for the first day of school. With all the rushing, many parents are confronted with the fact that the children must have the dreaded “shots” before they are allowed to attend public school, daycare, and other care organizations.

National Women’s and Men’s Health Weeks!

June 18, 2018

As I am preparing this article on May 9, I am aware of at least five emails that I have already received this month regarding National Women’s Health Week, beginning this year on Mother’s Day. Since ...

Are You a Distracted Driver?

May 09, 2018

Deciding what health related topic to include in each month’s newsletter can sometimes be a challenge. After I wrote an article on recycling last month I realized that National Distracted Driving ...

Consider Starting a Green Team

April 27, 2018

Have you looked at your Church budget?   If you are like many churches you spend more on utilities than outreach.   To flip this around has your Church considered a “Green Team” to see how you can cut...

Creation Justice Ministries

April 23, 2018

Left to right:  Rabbi Daniel Swartz, Rev. Cliff Bahlinger, Rev. John Barton, Rev. Peter Cook, Shantha Ready Alonso, Bishop Carroll Baltimore As a former Park Ranger with the National Park Service and...

This Land is Your Land

April 16, 2018

This article was written by the Rev. Cliff Bahlinger, pastor, St. Luke, Cordova, TN, for Creation Justice Ministries, a ministry partner of the ELCA and the National Council of Churches. Pr. Bahlinger has been invited to be a clergy delegate to Washington, DC on April 19, where he and other clergy will meet with lawmakers at the Capitol as a part of Earth Day activities. He said, "we will ask our elected officials to support public land and advance funding for our National Parks." We are hopeful for a second article and some pictures when he returns.

The Gospel Mandate

April 11, 2018

What does the Lord require of us but to do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with our God.  Written by the Rev. Leslie Wilder, pastor, The Good Shepherd, Morristown, TN, who articulates the struggles within her community that may also be found in the communities in which we all live and serve.

Celebrate Earth Day: End Plastic Pollution!

April 10, 2018

  We frequently read about how Americans consume too much and recycle too little.  This message becomes even more apparent when one views the overflowing garbage cans each week in a typical American ...

A 50th Year Observation of the Assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

April 04, 2018

Today is April 4, 2018 and I sit here alone in my study, melancholy yet grateful for the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a man of peace who died a violent death.  I had invitations to ...

Climate Disasters

March 08, 2018

From August 17, 2017 until September 3, 2017, we read about and watched the life of Hurricane Harvey.  Beginning August 30, 2017 until September 16, 2017, the life of Hurricane Irma drew our ...

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