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August 2019

ELCA Churchwide Assembly Meets In August

August 5 - August 10
Wisconsin Center, 400 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53203 United States
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The ELCA Churchwide Assembly, the primary decision-making body of the church, will meet August 5 - 10, 2019, at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Those assembled will discuss and make decisions about how to go about God’s work as a church. This year the assembly, gathered under the theme “We are church”, will worship, pray, engage in Bible study, deliberate and conduct business in plenary sessions. When the ELCA Churchwide Assembly convenes, its voting members meet with confidence in…

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AMMPARO Prayer Vigil at the ELCA Churchwide Assembly

August 7

Participants in the upcoming ELCA Churchwide Assembly will gather on Wednesday, August 7, at noon central time for an AMMPARO Prayer Vigil on behalf of separated families, asylum seekers encountering unsafe conditions on both sides of the border, and those who are denied access to justice. AMMPARO stands for Accompanying Migrant Minors with Protection, Advocacy, Representation and Opportunities. The ELCA Churchwide Assembly will be held in Milwaukee August 5-10, 2019. Congregations and faith communities are invited to organize their own…

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LSS Women of the ELCA Schedule Annual Convention

August 16 - August 17
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 200 West Orange Street
Lititz, PA 17543 United States
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The thirty-second annual Lower Susquehanna Synodical Women’s Organization convention will be held on August 16 and 17, 2019, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 200 West Orange St. in Lititz. The theme for this year’s gathering is “Lead me Where My Trust is Without Borders”. Registration forms and other critical convention information are included in the convention edition of the monthly newsletter. Click here to access  the newsletter. All women in the Lower Susquehanna Synod are invited to attend the convention.

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September 2019

“God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday

September 8

September 8 is the sixth annual ELCA Churchwide Day of Service. Make it a day of God’s work. Our hands. Our voices! Want some ideas or help with projects you have in mind? From planting trees to weatherizing homes, stocking food pantries, picking up litter, making prayer shawls or volunteering with a social ministry organization, we can help you take your service to neighbor a step further toward justice through advocacy. Contact us at LAMPa@lutheranadvocacypa.org and put “Sept. 9” in…

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Basic Immigration Law Training Planned

September 9 - September 13
Mennonite Central Committee Welcoming Place, 21 South 12th Street
Akron, PA 17501-0500 United States
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Registration is now open for the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) 40-Hour Basic Immigration Law Training planned for September 9-13, 2019 at the Welcoming Place in Akron, Pa. This intensive five-day training is being conducted in collaboration with World Relief. The course will help to provide the necessary training component for individuals who wish to apply for accreditation from the Department of Justice (DOJ - formerly known as BIA recognition and accreditation). It will touch on all areas of immigration law…

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Strike Out Hunger at the Capitol All-Stars Softball Game

September 24
City Island Harrisburg, PA 17101 United States + Google Map

Join us at this year's Capitol All-Stars Softball game and help us strike out hunger on Tuesday, September 24 at 5:30 p.m. at FNB Field on Harrisburg’s City Island. Through your attendance and support, state lawmakers from both sides of the aisle will take to the field to battle for fun and bragging rights – all to raise money for local food banks and pantries and soup kitchens across the Commonwealth. The Youse pulled off a historic “three-peat” in 2018,…

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October 2019

Register Today for the Christian Unity Gathering

October 14 - October 16
Holiday Inn, 980 Omni Boulevard
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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This year the National Council of Churches will be marking 400 years since the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in America. At the Christian Unity Gathering, sponsored by the National Council of Churches, those assembled will join together in a public witness at Point Comfort, Virginia, where it is recorded that the suffering of millions began in a legacy that lives on today through systemic racism that ravages our churches, communities, and lives. This year's theme is Confronting the…

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A Forgotten Luther Symposium: Re-Claiming a Vision of Global Community

October 25 - October 26
Saint Luke Lutheran Church, 9100 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910 United States
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The third Symposium in the Forgotten Luther series is scheduled for October 25 - 26, 2019, at Saint Luke Lutheran Church, Silver Spring, MD.  With the help of five prominent church leaders and Luther scholars, the Symposium invites congregations to develop a broader understanding of the global dimension of Christ’s mission in the world. Against the growing disparity in wealth and the rising tide of economic and political refugees throughout the world, the Symposium will reflect on Luther’s oft-forgotten social…

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November 2019

Homes Within Reach Conference – Save the Date

November 19
Harrisburg Hilton, 1 North Second St.
Harrisburg, PA 17101 United States
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The Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania annual conference is scheduled for November 18-20, 2019, at the Harrisburg Hilton. This year the conference celebrates its 15th year. The conference provides an opportunity for service providers, housing professionals, community builders and those passionately committed to ensuring a home for every Pennsylvanian to network, share ideas, and make new connections. Join us as we bring to scale what works and generate new strategies for our communities. The goal of the conference is to build…

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