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Lay Preachers Commissioned

By Rick Godby / October 18, 2021
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Rejoice with us as we welcome our newly commissioned Lay Preachers! Because of the pandemic and gathering restrictions, we commissioned them via Zoom in November 2020. But these eleven really wanted to be able to be together and be surrounded by friends and family and those who have encouraged and supported them during this time […]

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CeCee Mills’ Installation Coming Soon!

By Catherine Fink / October 14, 2021
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Join Bishop Tim and the synod staff via live stream on Wednesday, October 27, at 11 a.m. for the installation of Pastor CeCee Mills as assistant to the bishop! The worship will be live-streamed from the synod office chapel. Pastor CeCee currently serves as associate Director for Evangelical Mission and moves to her new role […]

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An Act of Holy Remembrance

By Rick Godby / September 24, 2021
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Dear North Carolina Synod, At its September meeting, the North Carolina Synod Council read from the letter shared by the ELCA American Indian/Alaska Native Association. The letter, dated July 23, 2021 reads: “We speak to you all today on behalf of the Indigenous people throughout North Americas. We come with sad hearts at the news […]

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Portico Employer Selection Deadline

By Rick Godby / September 20, 2021
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It is that time of year when congregations are required to select their Portico benefit option. Organizations still have the option of platinum, gold+, silver, or bronze. It is critical that you make your selection on time as the selection window is shorter than normal this year, opening on October 4 and ending on October […]

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Dialogues on Race

By Rick Godby / August 16, 2021
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Engage the Bible Task Force is partnering with the Racial Justice Network to sponsor a synod-wide adult faith formation study this fall. Using the curriculum Dialogues On: Race, we’ll explore our relationship with race, the Bible, and our theological responses. Each week’s dialogue explores the history of racism, personal faith stories, and biblical reflections with […]

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New Re-Gathering Considerations

By Rick Godby / August 3, 2021
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After their meeting on August 2, the NC Synod Re-Gathering Task Force—again using the CDC guidelines and Governor Cooper’s Executive Orders as the basis of their deliberations—offers new considerations for NC Synod congregations.

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Bible Reading Plan begins July 4

By Rick Godby / June 21, 2021
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The synod’s Summer Bible Reading Plan is almost here! This year we’ll be reading “3 Preachy Prophets: Amos, Joel, Hosea” together. Beginning Sunday, July 4, daily devotions will be posted on Facebook and this website or you can subscribe to receive them in your inbox. Writers from NC Synod congregations—pastors, deacons, and laypeople—will share their […]

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Summer Worship Available June 28

By Rick Godby / June 21, 2021
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Similar to videos provided for the Sunday after Christmas and the Sunday after Easter, the synod staff will provide a recorded worship which can be used for a pastor’s vacation Sunday ANYTIME during the months of July or August. It will be available on Monday, June 28, before noon and will not be lectionary-based. Bishop […]

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All Races One Church

By Catherine Fink / June 7, 2021
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We heard a lot about the new All Races One Church (AROC) Fund of the North Carolina Synod at our 2021 Assembly. This is not your typical budget line item; this is money that makes a difference. This is money that uses our prophetic voice, one of our core values as a synod, to provide […]

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Collaboration Commitment

By Catherine Fink / June 7, 2021
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Throughout the 2021 synod assembly, the North Carolina Synod reaffirmed our commitment to embracing our partners in ministry. God gives us strength through and in our ministry with each other and our ecumenical siblings in Christ from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Moravian Church, and the Episcopal Church. Collaboration with others is a […]

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