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Bishop's Reflections

The Rev. Dr. Timothy M. Smith, bishop, writes a monthly reflection. The most recent are collected here. Use the button below to see all.

Stories of Ministry

God is active! Read stories of ministry happening in congregations, in communities, and across the synod.

Making Camp Happen

Jul 19, 2021 |
There’s no doubt that campers are having the same quality experience as they would any other summer.

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Churches Born from Collaboration

Jun 14, 2021 |
I have to give credit to North Carolina Lutherans for sparking my thinking about collaboration more than 15 years ago.

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NC Synod News

Stories of NC Synod news.

Bible Reading Plan begins July 4

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

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

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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