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August 2020

Join Lutherans Restoring Creation Connections Call

August 11

Everyone is invited to join the monthly Lutherans Restoring Creation Connections Call on Tuesday, August 11 at 2 p.m. EST. Connections Calls usually focus on Good Green News... but as a community of kindred spirits it's time those on the call share some of what they know about grief. There is no getting around the multiple sources of anxiety, frustration, and loss we are moving through. Our Christian teachings help us work with this pain. The next Connections Call will…

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Webinar: Landlord Tenant Mediation Toolkit & Grant RFP Released

August 18

Register today to join the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania for for the release of the "Building Blocks to Create a Landlord Tenant Mediation Program Toolkit and Funding Opportunity". The webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, August 18th at 2 p.m. Learn more and register.  Across Pennsylvania, communities are preparing for a likely surge in evictions due to COVID-19 related income loss, expiration of additional federal CARES ACT benefits and protections, and the pending expiration of the PA eviction moratorium. We all…

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Online Course: “Doing” Politics Through the Lens of Faith

August 27 - September 24

The Rev. Matthew Best of St. Stephen, New Kingstown, LAMPa Policy Council member and former congressional staffer, will lead a five-week online course, “Doing” politics through the lens of faith, on Thursdays beginning August 27. The online course, being offered through the Collaborative Mission Center, a partnership of Lower Susquehanna Synod, Upper Susquehanna Synod and the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania, will be offered from 7-8 p.m. each week. Through real-life examples, stories, and scripture, students will examine their own…

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September 2020

God’s Work. Our hands. Set for September 13

September 13

September 13 is the designated ELCA Churchwide Day of Service. Make it a day of God’s work. Our hands. Our voices! ELCA vital congregations work to strengthen their relationship with God, nurture relationships with each other and create a strong presence with their community. “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday is one way for congregations to discover ways to build on each of these connections. In recognition of our Lutheran commitment to both charity and justice, consider adding advocacy action to…

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Cancelled: 2020 PA Community Alliance Summit

September 16 - September 17
Sheraton Harrisburg – Hershey, 4650 Lindle Rd
Harrisburg, PA 17111 United States
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8/7/2020 Update: The Community Alliance Summit will be held virtually.  Details will be posted as soon as they become available. Stay tuned.  The sixth annual PA Community Alliance Summit, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council is scheduled for September 16 & 17, 2020, at the Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey.  The Summit provides an opportunity for networking, discovering alliances and collaboration building among diverse organizations throughout Pennsylvania led by and/or supporting underserved/unserved populations who experience marginalization and oppression. Save the date.  Additional…

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Blessed Tomorrow Ambassadors’ Training

September 18

Through an ongoing partnership between the ELCA and ecoAmerica’s Blessed Tomorrow, a Creation Care Ambassador Training program will be offered via “Zoom” online Friday, September 18 from 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. ET. Right now, many faith communities are growing more concerned about climate change. As we witness and experience impacts on our health, livelihoods, and communities, we are increasingly looking for guidance on solutions from leaders in our daily lives — health, faith, and community. Blessed Tomorrow’s work aims…

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“Season of Creation” Worship Service Offered by Lutherans Restoring Creation

September 20

Lutherans Restoring Creation will share a special worship service, "Season of Creation", on Sunday, September 20 based on the day's lectionary text. The service will be available for use on the 20th or any Sunday after that. Taking part will be ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton; composer and musician Marty Haugen, with his hymn “Sing Out Earth and Skies;" the Rev. Barbara Rossing, LSTC New Testament professor, preaching; also the Rev. Lenny Duncan, Rebekah Bruesehoff and more. Stay tuned for…

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December 2020

Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania Plans Homes Within Reach Conference

December 2 - December 4
Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, 325 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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The Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania invites you to attend their next Homes Within Reach Conference. The conference is scheduled for December 2 - 4, 2020 at the Hershey Lodge.  The conference provides an opportunity for service providers, housing professionals, community builders and those passionately committed to ensuring a home for every Pennsylvanian come together to learn, network and share ideas. Pennsylvania, along with the nation, is reeling from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Join the Alliance at HOMES WITHIN…

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