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  • World Aids Day and beyond


    "We are called as people of faith actively to eliminate stigma and discrimination within our own faith communities and especially that which affects marginalized vulnerable and key populations (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people, sex workers, people who inject drugs, prisoners, migrants, women and girls). We must be steadfast in our defense of the dignity and human rights of all people living with HIV." ~ Portion of World AIDS Day Statement (12/1/16) issued by the Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, ELCA presiding bishop, and the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, presiding bishop and primate of the Episcopal Church. Find the full statement at http://elca.org/News-and-Events/7869

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  • #adventdevotions Tuesday morn


    Join our livestream or call in! During Advent, our staff devotion time on Tuesday mornings is open to all. From 9:05-9:20 a.m. EST, call in for all or any part of the time - purposefully shifting our attention to bible reading, reflection, and prayers for Advent lesson and for congregations of the Metro D.C. Synod. We will use material prepared by the ELCA and ecumenical leaders - read ahead to get the most from our time together. Phone # 1-712-770-8000, Conference Code 335126. Full details

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  • Racial Equity Team highlights Standing Rock statement


    "We continue to hold up in prayer sisters and bothers who are standing against injustice," says the synod's Racial Equity Team. They invite you to review a statement on Standing Rock issued by the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, ELCA presiding bishop, on November 14, 2016. Read it below Download statement in English from elca.org (pdf file) Download statement in Spanish from elca.org (pdf file) Resources from the ELCA Western North Dakota Synod STATEMENT FROM ELCA PRESIDING BISHOP EATON ON STANDING ROCK (11/14/16) When we come together for worship, we often begin with confession and forgiveness using these words: “We confess that we are captive to sin and cannot free ourselves.” Lutherans acknowledge that this is a

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  • Art Contest – 2016 Christmas Greeting


    Art inspires and can give words to our hearts. Grab a camera, markers, watercolors, color pencils, crayons, oils - whatever inspires you - and share your artwork conveying the spirit of Christmas in the 2016 CHRISTMAS GREETING Art Contest. The selected entry will be used by the Metro D.C. Synod, ELCA, as we share our joy in the holy Christmas season with synod colleagues and friends. Time is tight - please submit entries by Dec. 6, 2016. See full details below. Questions? Contact Karen Krueger, Communications Coordinator, at kkruegermetrodcelca.org. ~ SHARE A FLYER in your congregation (single page pdf file) (half page pdf file) ~   CHRISTMAS GREETING Art Contest Details [caption id="attachment_14628"

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  • Tangible hope


    Gifts of Hope is an alternative gift-giving program of the synod. Winter boots for a low-income client family through Community Family Life Services, medication copay support for a senior at Fellowship Square, and roof repair for a church in Slovakia are only a few of your choices. Celebrating its 24th anniversary in 2016, Gifts of Hope has raised and dispersed more than $3.1 million to outdoor camps, Lutheran educational institutions, international Companion Synod projects and area social service agencies affiliated with the Metro D.C. Synod. Choose from 40 Gifts of Hope ranging in price from $10 to $250 in 2016 accompanied by a card notifying your recipient of your selection, and you will make a difference in our community and our world.

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For the ministry we do together in the metro D.C. area, Statements of Intent are vital to planning and action. Congregations can fill out the FY2017 Statement of Intent online from here.

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