Emmanuel, High Point put together basic care packages for the homeless and included a hand-written note in each. Over 250 kits were assembled. What a blessing to their community.
Meet Scott Maxwell - he'll be serving as the NC Synod Gathering Coordinator for the 2015 ELCA Youth Gathering in Detroit. Have questions? Scott is doing a pre-registration forum at Synod Assembly on Friday, May 30th at 5pm and 6pm. (same forum) All are welcome even if you are not attending the assembly. Lenoir-Rhyne University - Room assignment TBD.
Morning Star Lutheran Church, Matthews celebrated the Bible Milestone with its 2nd and 3rd Graders. Children received a ‘full-sized’ NIV Bible that had been pre-loved by members and friends of the congregation and blessed by their parents. Confirmation students, small group members, staff and others marked their favorite Scripture verses in each Bible so the children would get a glimpse of the way Scripture touches other members of their church family. The kids also got to personalize their Bible with LOTS of stickers that will be added to as the weeks and months go by. Every time a child brings their Bible to Sunday School, three new stickers can decorate their very own copy of the Word of God.
This is a picture from St. Philip, Raleigh. During their 30 Hour Famine they raised enough money to feed 12 kids for a year! Looking for Hunger Resources? There's a great new resource available called Act2Day4Tomorrow from the ELCA. It's free. Order your copy today.
The ELCA Malaria Campaign is turning this day into a special week, observing World Malaria Sunday on April 27. The goal is to raise $250,000 -- enough to start malaria programming in Namibia. and when you give a gift between April 25 and May 2, your gift will be matched. Save the date, join the movement and observe World Malaria Day on April 27. Resources are available here.
Which of the faith practices will be our focus today, this month, this season? In the midst of all this - thank you for building relationships that last a lifetime. For sharing your stories of faith - youth & adults alike. You are a blessing to our synod.
My commitment to passing on faith includes helping congregations equip families to be places where faith is talked about, shared and deepened. I have the priviledge of spending time with some amazing young people. Our synodical youth events span the ages from 3-12th grade while also including young adults - YARPs (Young Adult Resource Persons) where my goal is to train them to serve our congregations. Read more »
These trainings are available free of charge and best of all - they are online and will be downloadable. Can't beat it.