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Summer sighting in February

Summer sighting in February We’re letting our network know what’s going on through the first 2015 Synod Assembly Update networked email (2/23/15). Here’s what it said. YOU MEAN YOU HAVEN’T BEEN THINKING OF JUNE? Your Synod Assembly Planning Committee has gotten the ball rolling, Read More →

We need to talk

We need to talk Church the appropriate place for deep, honest, even painful conversation about race A MONTHLY MESSAGE FROM THE ELCA PRESIDING BISHOP This summer and fall our country was shaken by violence—the violent encounters between police and young African-American men in Ferguson, Read More →

Stories from border immersion

Stories from border immersion Standing at a border will always refocus horizons. A group from our synod has spent the past week (Feb. 2-9, 2015) on a Border Immersion Experience in El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico; hosted by Cristo Rey Lutheran Church of Read More →

Cabin fervor

Cabin fervor by John Handley I can clearly remember my first trip to Caroline Furnace at the age of nine (actually on my ninth birthday). It was just a short overnight trip. After that, I couldn’t wait to go back for a Read More →

February is I LOVE CAMP month

February is I LOVE CAMP month In February 2015, we have a special opportunity to join congregations across our Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Synod     to celebrate the beauty of creation,           to recognize the importance of retreating, and                to honor relationships that are fostered through outdoor ministry at Read More →

Baptism begins real new year

Baptism begins real new year Resolutions will always come up short in our attempts to remake ourselves A MONTHLY MESSAGE FROM THE ELCA PRESIDING BISHOP A new year. Time to start over. A fresh set of possibilities. Out with the old, in with the new. Read More →