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  • Turning malaria around


    In their commitment to help end malaria-related deaths in Africa, members of the ELCA have contributed $14.5 million to the ELCA Malaria Campaign, $500,000 shy of the campaign goal of $15 million by the end of 2015. “The greatest difference made by the ELCA Malaria Campaign has been in saving the lives of children and preventing a disease that robs families of their livelihood,” said the Rev. Daniel Rift, director for ELCA World Hunger and Disaster Appeal. “We have long known that by reducing the number of times that a child contracts malaria, it is possible to change the trajectory of their future for the rest of their lives.” Through the campaign, ELCA members and others have joined with companion Lutheran churches and partners

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  • Luther Reading Challenge


    Ever been in an online book discussion guided by the 8th Commandment? More than 1600 people have already joined an online community to read and discuss Luther's theology in preparation for the Reformation jubilee in October 2017. Lots to delve into with the Luther Reading Challenge. Our roots have been a topic of the 2015 Synod Assembly, and we thank the Rev. Dr. Sarah Hinlicky Wilson for bringing this effort she's coordinating to our attention. Find other ideas as observance of the Reformation anniversary from the synod's Luther 2017

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  • Always enriching


    Our Synod Assembly brings together many of us across the nearly 80 congregations, including our newest: River of Grace Lutheran Church! Synod leaders behind the scenes include John Handley, our faithful synod secretary at his last meeting in that role, the Rev. Amy Thompson Sevimli, and the Rev. Phil

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  • Global Service Questionnaire


    What do you think is appealing about serving the global church? The ELCA Global Mission unit wants to hear from you. Please take a few moments to fill out an online questionnaire in English or Spanish. ELCA global personnel are invited by companion churches or related organizations to serve in assignments, such as pastors, health care professionals, development workers, administrators, seminary teachers, librarians, accountants, and teachers of English, and other subjects. Assignments range from a few months to eight years or more in more than 40 countries. Learn more at

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  • Get inspired


    Fresh ideas from people who are doing new things in the church and the world were discussed in 18-minute segments at this winter's synod-wide Together in Mission event. View recordings of the short talks which are posted to http://timmetrodc.org/. Topic sampler: Coming alongside • Why you can't make disciples • One habitable planet •New economies • The art of understanding Scripture • Creating moments that

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