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LAMPa Policy Council Welcomes the Rev. D. Michael Bennethum

LAMPa’s Policy Council welcomes the Rev. D. Michael Bennethum as a representative from Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod. Bennethum recently retired as the Director for Evangelical Mission in the synod. Over his...

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Help Ensure Safe, Fair & Accessible Elections in Your Community

Voters head to the polls Nov. 8  for important state and federal elections. The more prepared and supported our elections systems are, the less likely it is that voters will...

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Legislature Raises Cap on PHARE Fund for Housing by $20M

The General Assembly has approved a $20 million cap increase for the Pa. Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement (PHARE) Fund.  The increase, which will take effect in 2023, will raise...

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LAMPa Welcomes The Rev. Erin Jones to Policy Council

LAMPa’s Policy Council welcomes the Rev. Erin Jones as a new representative from Southwestern Pennsylvania Synod. She serves as the pastor of the Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community (HMBFC) on...

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Blanket the Capitol and Cover the Homeless With Care

Everyone deserves a safe place to call home.  Yet, for many in our country, that has become increasingly impossible.  A severe  shortage of affordable housing has forced many not just...

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Draft Social Message on Climate Crisis Ready for Comments

A “Draft of a Social Message on Earth’s Climate Crisis” now is posted for public comment and feedback.  You can read the social message draft here and then use this...

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LAMPa Policy Council Gathers to Learn, Grow Community

The Laurel Highlands served as a beautiful backdrop for LAMPa’s Policy Council retreat at Camp Sequanota in September.  The council, which began a new term Sept. 1, heard updates on...

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Food Programs Expand Eligibility — Some May Need to Reapply

LAMPa applauds recent actions taken by the Wolf Administration to expand eligibility for hunger-fighting programs in Pennsylvania and advises feeding ministries and advocates to encourage people who may once have...

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Congregations Add Voices to “God’s work. Our Hands.” Sunday

From litter pickup and backpack stocking to health kit ingathering and soup kitchen cooking, Lutheran hands were busy doing God’s work across the whole ELCA in September.  And in some...

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LAMPa Welcomes New USS Representative to Policy Council

Michele Mitchell joins LAMPa’s policy council as the newest representative from Upper Susquehanna Synod.   A member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Shamokin Dam, Mitchell serves on the church...

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