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Interfaith Power & Light

Interfaith Power & Light (DC.MD.NoVA) works with hundreds of congregations of many faiths across DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia to save energy, go green, and respond to climate change. IPL helps congregations educate, by incorporating environmental concerns into worship, teaching, and preaching....

Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake

Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake works to engage congregations in being good caretakers of our shared watershed. They envision a time when faith communities across the Chesapeake honor, care for, and protect the watershed we share so all our communities,...

Gifts of Hope Mid-Year Update

Gifts of Hope Director Natalie Cain provided a mid-year update on the happenings of our alternative gift-giving program and what is to come this fall. Check out the update at the link below! View Update Here

Katharyn Wheeler on Sabbatical in August

Our Administrative Assistant to the Bishop, Katharyn Wheeler will be on sabbatical the month of August. While Katharyn is away: If you need assistance please reach out to Julie Jackson at synodadmin@metrodcelca.org or call the synod office at (202) 417-3678. If you would...

Fall 2022 Discernment Cohort Begins September 15

The candidacy committee of the Metro D.C. Synod invites anyone who is feeling a call to ministry or is looking for a space to actively discern their call to join our September 2022 discernment group. This fall, we are excited...

Racial Equity Network Virtual Meeting | July 21

You are invited to the Metro D.C. Synod’s first Faith in Action Racial Equity Network virtual meeting on Thursday, July 21 at 7:00 - 8:30 PM on Zoom! Come to hear from congregations around the synod and what they are...

Welcome to Pastor Sarah Garrett Krey

Pastor Sarah has officially started in her new role as Assistant to the Bishop for Mobility & Candidacy in the Metro D.C. Synod. She can be reached either via email or phone at sarahgk@metrodcelca.org or 202-417-3681. Please take a moment to welcome Pastor...

Sacred Ground Small Group Series Starts Again in July

The first round of small groups for the Sacred Ground racial equity Zoom series have been eye opening for all who have participated. The Racial Equity team is excited to announce another opportunity for you to participate in this important,...

Participate in a Sacred Group Small Group – Sign Up Today!

Bishop Leila Ortiz and Metro D.C. Synod Racial Equity Team invite all rostered leaders to participate in Sacred Ground a film-based dialog series on race and faith.  In this 12-part series, small groups are invited to walk back through history and reflect...

Worship Resources for Summer Observances

As we move into the summer months, you may desire resources for observances and commemorations that occur in these weeks. ELCA Worship provides resources for the commemoration of the Emanuel Nine and Juneteenth. Related to these observances, you may want to refer to “What Is a...

Synod Assembly 2022

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We are excited to announce the 2022 Synod Assembly is being held in-person on June 10 – 11, 2022! We will gather at the College Park Marriott for a time to explore what it means to be Rooted in Jesus and to what we are being called to as congregations of the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Synod.