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  • Our time together


    The Metro D.C. Synod Assembly convenes Saturday, June 18, 2016. Over 325 Voting Members and visitors will take part in the gathering that helps shape ministry among our area congregations. We worship together, talk together, listen and share. Get a flavor of the gathering by searching on #dcsynodasm on Facebook and Twitter, and read blog posts "From the Floor" offering a quick account of what's happening courtesy of our guest

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  • Called Forward Together in Christ


    Youth, rostered leaders, and all people in the pews of ELCA congregations are asked to participate in a process underway in the ELCA called "Called Forward Together in Christ." Information gathered in this process - through surveys, dialogue opportunities and other venues - will guide the ELCA’s decision making bodies in forming the directions for the future of this church. Being clear about who we are, what we do and what is most important makes a big difference in how we are church together. Adults can find a survey to offer input here: https://www.elca.org/future. Youth can find a survey to offer input here: https://surveys.elca.org/scripts/rws5.pl?FORM=YouthSurvey  . Thanks for your

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  • Getting downtown these days


    Have you heard of "Safetrack?" Activity on local Metrorail lines impacts everyone traveling in the metro D.C. area. Safetrack is a plan to address safety recommendations and rehabilitate the Metrorail system. If you're planning on visiting the synod office, which is located conveniently beside the Judiciary Square Metro stop. you will want to review Safetrack status. A schedule and link on our "Contact/Visit Us" page will tell you

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  • Standing with brothers and sisters in Orlando


    “We are killing ourselves. All are created in God's image. We are LGBTQ. We are Muslims whose faith has been cooped by hate. God have mercy,” tweeted the Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, ELCA presiding bishop, on June 12, 2016 following the deadly mass shooting in Orlando. In a letter released the following day, Presiding Bishop Eaton calls to us all, saying: "We must speak peace and reconciliation into the cacophony of hatred and division. We must live the truth that all people are created in God's image." (Full text at www.elca.org/News-and-Events/7834, and  in Spanish at http://download.elca.org/ELCA%20Resource%20Repository/ELCA_letter_Orlando_shooting_SPN.pdf?_ga=1.110748480.438916723.1462313036 .) The Rev. Robert G. Schaefer, bishop of

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  • Making most of a summer day


    Can’t take a phone in the canoe! Consider sending your child, youth, teen, family, SELF to camp this summer. When the day begins, options exist that can stimulate the senses and imprint a lifetime. Both Caroline Furnace in Fort Valley, Virginia and Mar-Lu-Ridge in Jefferson, Maryland have several age ranges, activity levels and interest areas from which to choose – but all include worship, play and wonder in God’s creation. Sip an iced glass lemonade while you look over the selections, and make a plan for some super summer days in 2016. Visit www.carolinefurnace.org and www.mar-lu-ridge.org -  but turn the ringer off the phone for

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The BEST of intentions! “Statements of Intent” can now be registered online, and they are foundational for planning our ministry partnership in 2016. Congregations – please link here.

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