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ministries

By the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, we are called to cultivate a bold and boundless love for Jesus

Local & Global Accompaniment

Advocacy

Our faith calls us to learn more and speak out on issues affecting our vulnerable neighbors and the forces threatening God’s beloved creation. The ELCA Advocacy office located within our Synod and very close to the Nation’s capital. 

Building Puentes

Building Puentes means building bridges – and is the name of a commitment between the ELCA Caribbean, Delaware-Maryland, and Metro D.C. Synods to build relationships with the congregations in Puerto Rico and the Virginia Islands through work trips and financial aid.

Companion Synods

Companion Synod relationships exists for the purpose of strengthening one another for life and mission within the body of Christ. Through mutual prayer, study and the exchange of pastors, leaders, visitors and resources, we open our eyes to the global challenge that Christ offers us today.

Disaster Response

Lutheran Disaster Response provides immediate response and financial support to disasters in the U.S and around the world. 

Ecumenical & Inter-Religious Relations

The EIRC committee works towards unity among Christians as well as promoting mutual understanding and cooperation between Christians and people of other religions.

Gifts of Hope

Gifts of Hope is an alternative gift-giving program and ministry to help people in need regardless of their faith or religious affiliation.

Global Missions

Through advocacy for peace through the Middle East Working Group, ELCA Global church sponsorships, Gifts of Hope, local ELCA World Hunger efforts and other activities, congregations are enabled to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ across the globe.