Partners in Celebration

The Partners in Celebration Program provides an intentional way for interested individuals and Southeastern Synod congregations to support new church starts and redevelopment efforts through targeted financial contributions. It is a very realistic goal for 100 Partners in Celebration to each contribute $100+ - three or four times each year - to a featured ministry. We have the potential for these gifts to easily generate additional, unbudgeted income of $10,000 or more which would be an enormous blessing for any size ministry.  Please share this information with your congregation, family and friends.



Our highlighted ministry for the second quarter of 2022 which is coming out in the 3rd quarter because of illness and a host of other things, is the Grovetown Episcopal-Lutheran Mission. This ministry reaches out to young families and older ones too who are settling in the Grovetown area just west of Augusta, GA.
Grovetown Episcopal Lutheran Mission is a liturgical dinner church meeting Wednesday evenings at Liberty Park Community Center in Grovetown, Georgia.  Together the congregation explore scripture, offer prayers, share their lives, and participate in the mystery of Holy Eucharist, all in the context of a home-cooked meal.  Grovetown Mission is made up of a diverse group of folks who practice radical love and all-inclusive grace.  Their tagline reads, “there’s room for you at our table.” 
Since coming out of pandemic, Grovetown Mission began a stewardship/pledge campaign for 2022, allowing them to increase their budget and ministries.  During Eastertide, Father Thomas baptized and received three new believers and the church’s first baby!  Last month they participated in the Augusta Pride festival where they gave away a ton of swag and over two hundred invitations to their Wednesday night dinner service. 
At the end of July, the church participated in Grovetown’s Back to School Bash where they freely distribute over one hundred backpacks stuffed with school supplies for those who cannot afford them.  They plan to begin a theology on tap ministry in the fall, and they are currently seeking a grant that would help them to incorporate a food panty into their Wednesday night gatherings. 

Your generous donations are greatly appreciated to meet the expenses of these outreach events.

Your tax-deductible PIC contribution should be mailed to: ELCA - Southeastern Synod, ATTN: Partners in Celebration, P.O. Box 400, Decatur, GA 30031. 

Secure on-line donations may be made through the ELCA-Southeastern Synod website link here

To view past Partners in Celebration ministries, click the links below.