Staff Insights

Easter lilies and Easter visitors

by Karen Krueger “Treat everyone like they are coming home for family dinner, and you’re just happy to see them and catch up. That feeling will dwell deep… and God can do a lot with it,” observed Emily Gantert in Read More →

We have pilots and momentum

A GOOD NEWS NOTE SURROUNDING THE NEW CONNECTIONS CAMPAIGN by Christy Hartigan To help us work through the nuts and bolts of how to engage the New Connections Campaign in the Metro D.C. Synod, we are excited to work with Read More →

Priming to help immigrant neighbors

by Karen Krueger Our immigrant neighbors are in a time of heightened anxiety. Synod staff have received inquiries from concerned congregation leaders who want to demonstrate Christian love in circumstances of fear, especially after a confrontation with U.S. Immigration and Read More →

Starting to make New Connections

by Christy Hartigan The New Connections Campaign has officially kicked off, and I want to share a few things! First of all, what is it? New Connections is a campaign to help congregations of the ELCA Metro D.C. Synod connect Read More →

Digital directions

Digital directions by Karen Krueger Looking pretty good, Metro D.C. Synod! Here is a Digital Directory* of what you are doing online and some observations I collected in the process of compiling it which may help you. Using our list of congregations Read More →

Clutching coffee like a life preserver

Submitted by the Rev. Phil Hirsch “I just joined a new church and I am struggling to fit in,” commented a reader who liked “7 tips for keeping new church members,” a post to the Women of the ELCA’s blog.* Read More →