NC Women of the ELCA is the North Carolina Synod’s ministry emphasis for November.
The North Carolina Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America had a unique opportunity this year. Our synod served as the host for the Triennial Convention and Gathering of the churchwide Women of the ELCA. The theme was “of many generations” and, in keeping with the theme, there were daughters and mothers and grandmothers in attendance.
In her November column for The Lutheran, Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton urges us to “spruce up our spiritual house.” We’ve become religious, not spiritual. But we can be both—our rich tradition as Lutherans says so
Read her column by clicking on the link below.
The FORWARD TOGETHER: In Christ. In Community. initiative started as Bishop Bolick’s vision in 2013. The initiative features three parts for congregational participation: Bible study, prayer, and discernment. Mt. Olive, Hickory, has partnered with companion Dr. Kay Conrad in their discernment process. Read more about what they’re accomplishing.
Nine congregations of the Southwestern Conference celebrated the Reformation on October 31 at the Laboratory Mill in Lincolnton. Six pastors led the service and 275 worshipers attended. Pr. Michael Collins (Emmanuel, Lincolnton is dean of the conference.
China Grove area congregations have in the past 5 years focused more on savings and survival rather than mission and outreach. The conversations within the community have focused on avoiding death, rather than engaging life. This has occurred because of response within the community to changes in church wide policies and the major economic downturn.
January 29-31, 2015
Christ Lutheran Church, 4519 Providence Rd., Charlotte, NC
Transforming leaders to take one bold move for the call of Jesus to lead their congregations with: Curiosity, Confidence, Courage, Commitment
Rostered and congregation leaders, I invite you to register for this milestone conference as part of our synod’s FORWARD TOGETHER initiative. What a great way to start a new year in mission. Bishop Leonard Bolick
Curiosity & Confidence - The Rev. Dr. David Lose, the president of Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia; Courage & Commitment - Dr. Andrew Root, the Olson Baalson Associate Professor of Youth and Family Ministry, Luther Seminary.
Peter Mayer, guitarist, vocalist, songwriter
Bring a team from your congregation.
For more information contact:
John Mocko, Director of Evangelical Mission, NC Synod