Living Our Mission

The Synod Council adopted a new mission statement for our synod as you see above. This mission was not adopted to stay in our minutes and posted on our website never to be looked at again. It is our mission to live into as synod together, even now, especially now. 

Bishop Ortiz engages the components of our mission through a series of blog posts to reflect on the meanings as well as how we can and will live out this mission in our communities, synod and world.  We pray God fills us with continued courage and grace to lead during these uncertain times!

Join New Worship Technology Team

As we look toward the fall, the Metro D.C. Synod is planning three virtual worship services so we can continue to stay safe at home while also providing space to gather together as a synod. 

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Fall 2020 Stewardship Training with GSB

All Metro D.C. congregations are invited to the Beginning a Culture of Generosity virtual educational opportunity this Fall. The Metro D.C. Synod Stewardship & Mission Table has partnered with Mike Ward of GSB to offer

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Serving The Food Insecure During a Pandemic

We all have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in one way or another – emotionally, financially, spiritually. But for those who were already “living on the edge” of poverty, homelessness or food insecurity, the

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I am eager to work with you to be the church God is calling us to be. We have amazing opportunities not just to do more, but to BE MORE; not just to do church, but to BE CHURCH.

- Bishop Leila M. Ortiz
Reconciling in Christ Synod

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