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September 2021

“God’s Work, Our Hands” Sunday – 2021

Sep 12, 2021
State Wide Pennsylvania

“'God’s work. Our hands.' Sunday is Sunday, September 12, 2021. This day is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. Service activities offer an opportunity for us to explore one of our most basic convictions as Lutherans: that all of life in Jesus Christ – every act of service, in every daily calling, in every corner of life – flows freely from a living,…

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March 2022

Together We Welcome Conference

March 4 - March 5

Church World Service, in partnership with CWS member denomination leaders, including the ELCA, will be hosting  Together We Welcome a virtual conference on March 4-6, 2022.  This conference will equip faith leaders, local community leaders, community members/organizers, and refugee and asylee leaders to welcome newcomers to your community. The conference will have four key tracks: refugee resettlement, asylum services, advocacy, and climate. The conference will feature 32 sessions, plenary sessions with keynote speakers, opportunities for formal and informal networking as…

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Opening Worship — #NoPlasticsforLent

March 7

The #NoPlasticsforLent initiative, led by young adults across the church, calls us to prayer for creation, to lament the ways we have been complicit in the degradation of the earth, and to action to care for our neighbor in fasting from the things that are hurting our planet. Learn more and sign up here to participate. Join us this Lent for Creation at the Intersection, as we dive into how climate change intersects with other areas of social justice. Each…

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National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference

March 15 - March 17

Join thousands of your fellow anti-hunger advocates for two days of content-rich sessions and networking opportunities, followed by a virtual day on Capitol Hill. You’ll gain access to best practices, innovative advocacy methods, and personal connections to help you better fight hunger in your community, your state, and at the national level.  Scholarships are available.   See the agenda and register here. Let us know if you go!

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Let’s Put Our Money Where Our Mouth Is — Lutherans Restoring Creation Connections Call

March 22

As institutions and individuals we have a hard time understanding and being in control of how our money is used as consumers and investors. Join Lutherans Restoring Creation for our 8:00 monthly call, where we will hear from a few fellow Lutherans about resources they have found helpful, networks they are a part of, and potential techniques we could offer fellow churches and ELCA leaders to explore to enable us to be better stewards of our collective assets. A few…

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Plug In To Wind And Solar — Choosing Your Electricity Supplier In PA

March 22

Join us on your journey. If your Lenten discipleship includes taking a closer look at your carbon footprint, join us on Tuesday, March 22 at noon. If you can't attend at that time, register to receive a recording.  Learn more and register for this free event. Did you know that, here in Pennsylvania, we can already choose wind- and solar-generated electricity to recharge our phones, refrigerate our groceries and light our lamps? In this webinar, you will learn when and…

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April 2022

Earth Day 2022

April 22

How are you marking Earth Day 2022 as a congregation or in your own discipleship? Check out these ELCA resources for congregational and individual practices for stewarding creation and creating a sustainable future. Consider joining Lutherans Restoring Creation for virtual worship on April 22.  Learn more and download materials. Check out Earth Day resources from Creation Justice Ministries. Let LAMPa know what you have planned and how we can help you take action through advocacy for our common home.  

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Ecumenical Advocacy Days

April 25 - April 27

Fierce Urgency: Advancing Civil & Human Rights EAD 2022 calls us into solidarity to restore, protect, and expand voting rights in the United States and to realize human rights around the world. As people of faith, we know each person to be created in God’s image, imbued with dignity and having a voice that demands to be heard, heeded, and treated justly. We arise in unity, holding up a mirror to leaders of nations, putting injustice on display and tearing…

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United Lutheran Seminary Spring Convocation Week

April 25 - April 28

Join us at United Lutheran Seminary's Spring Convocation, which will include a morning of learning and advocacy with and for those experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity on Thursday, April 28. Learn more and register here for "Building on What Works" to Address the Housing Crisis in PA. Look for more details on the entire convocation at www.unitedlutheranseminary.edu   This year's theme is "Grace and Grit." Note: Registration fee applies to both virtual and in-person participants. Registration deadline April 15. ‍…

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Building on What Works to Address Housing Crisis in PA

April 28
Valentine Hall, United Lutheran Seminary, 61 Seminary Ridge
Getttysburg, PA 17408 United States
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EVERYONE DESERVES A PLACE TO CALL HOME.  Even before the pandemic, the country was in the midst of a housing crisis. One in four renters spent more than half of their income on rent, and homelessness rates were rising, with more than 13,000 experiencing homelessness any day in Pennsylvania, including more than 31,000 children over the course of the previous year. A growing number of people have been unable to afford a place to call home, and the number of homes…

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