Friends in Christ,
I pray your Lenten journeys have begun with a sense of intention and the hope of spiritual renewal. Let me encourage you to consider a post-Easter event, too: The National Workshop on Christian Unity to be held in Charlotte, April 20-23. Laity and all rostered leaders are welcome and encouraged to register.
Do we assume Jesus? In her April column for The Lutheran, Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton reminds us that the best thing about the church is Jesus. But she wonders if we have lost the language to speak about God’s love. After all, telling about God’s love is more important than creating programs, attracting young people and paying for the boiler.
Read her column by clicking on the link below.
Registration links for the NC Synod 2015 Assembly are now live on the synod's assembly web page. This year's assembly promises to be one you don't want to miss as we: Celebrate moving FORWARD TOGETHER as a synod, Elect a new bishop, and Enjoy the community formed as we meet, eat, and stay together at the Koury Convention Center/Sheraton, Greensboro. Be sure read the Important Documents on the assembly page before you register and as you prepare to attend. And, stay tuned for additional information. See you in Greensboro!
LSC foster parents empower children to reach their greatest potential Educator Rita Pierson says in an inspiring talk, “Every child deserves a champion, an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best they can possibly be.” Pierson was speaking in the context of education, but the same statement could apply to parenting, especially foster parenting.
Assembly registration is now open through May 15. Early bird registration closes April 15. See the Synod Assembly webpage for information about assembly and the Pre-Assembly Event, “The Generosity Project.”
Bishop Leonard Bolick will retire this summer and a new NC Synod bishop will be elected at the May 28-30 Synod Assembly. Find additional information about the election and transition events on the Bishop Transition webpage.
Join us at a Renewing the Vision workshop to help your congregation envision God's mission in your community: April 18 at Water of Life, Wilmington, or May 2 at Lord of Life, Garner. Beginning at 9:30 a.m. and ending at 3:30 p.m. with lunch provided. There is no charge but registration in advance is required. Read the invitation letter.
Register here for Renewing the Vision.