THIS Saturday, February 25
Join us for a discussion about environmental stewardship and actions we can take today as Christians to care for the Earth. An outstanding faculty will outline the theological and biblical context for creation care and the Church’s responsibility to future generations.
The $13 registration fee includes coffee, snacks, and lunch. $20 registration at the door.
Childcare available for children of registered attendees. Ages 0-6 free, ages 7-12 $10 each to cover lunch.
What Does This Mean?
Join us for our 2017 Synod Assembly as we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Event Registration is open! Register by March 15 to save money with our Early Registration Rates.
Hotel Reservations can be made with our host hotel, Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center, for $109.00 (plus taxes and fees) per night, as long as the booking is made by April 12. Book online with our group rate for “NT-NL Synod Assembly” or call Marriott Reservations directly at 1-800-228-9290 and mention “NT-NL Synod Assembly” to receive our group rate.
LIRS’s Migrant and Refugee Leadership Academy
“Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service is excited to announce that applications for the 2017 Migrant and Refugee Leadership Academy are open!
This will be the fifth annual LIRS Academy event, and we are looking for migrant and refugees who are active leaders in their communities. Our vision is to take these leaders and help them grow and refine their skills. What they learn at this event, they have the opportunity to take home and implement in their own communities, with some grant support from LIRS available.
This three day event gives migrants and refugees the opportunity to come together to share experiences, connect with each other, and develop the skills necessary to advocate on issues that affect migrants and refugees. This year the Academy will take place June 18-20, 2017.
If selected to attend, LIRS will pay for all transportation, room and board. Space is limited, so please apply today! Applications must be received by March 17.
If you have any questions, feel free to email Deanne Walters at DWalters@lirs.org.”
This year, as we commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we have the unique opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to serve and love our neighbors throughout the world through Always being Made New: The Campaign for the ELCA and its Global Church annual theme year.
One way to engage your congregation in this initiative is through a new resource, Global Church Minutes. These are short, one minute or less, prayers to be incorporated into weekly worship throughout 2017 and serve as a reminder of our connection to our brothers and sisters around the world.
Save the Date
BASE Camp Open House
Sunday, February 26, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
‘Briarwood’s Awesome Summer Experience’ is an awesome camp for those kids who live near Briarwood. Starting Monday and wrapping up on Friday afternoon, campers spend the day with Briarwood Counselors, learning and having fun in a Christian camp environment, then go home at night to tell their family about their day! Click here to learn more.
Where in the world is?
- Feb. 25 – North Texas Senior Fest (ALOA)
- Feb. 25 – Creation Care and Climate Change: It’s About the Kids!
- Feb. 26 – Grace, Fort Worth
- Feb. 19-21 – Latino Coaching Team meeting, Chicago
- Feb. 22-25 – Leadership Mission Developers Training, Chicago
- Feb. 25: North Texas Senior Fest 2017 (ALOA)
- Feb. 25: Creation Care and Climate Change: It’s About the Kids! (childcare available)
- Feb. 26: BASE Camp Open House (Briarwood)
- Mar. 3-5: NT-NL Peer Ministry Leadership Training (grades 9-12)
- Mar. 3-5: NT-NL Lenten Retreat (grades 4-6)
- Mar. 11: Public Witness Team for Peace and Justice monthly meeting
- Mar. 12: OutLast Youth LGBTQ youth homelessness awareness event
- Mar. 18: PLMA Spring 2017 Course 1
- Mar. 25: Dallas Area Metro North SWO Retreat
- Apr. 4-6: Young at Heart Retreat (Briarwood)
- Apr. 7-9: NT-NL Family Retreat
- Apr. 8: PLMA Spring 2017 Course 2
- Apr. 8: Public Witness Team for Peace and Justice monthly meeting
- Apr. 23: Briarwood Quarterly Brunch
- Apr. 27-28: Mission / Synod Council Meeting
- Apr. 28-30: 2017 Mission / Synod Assembly
- Apr. 29: Assembly Worship Service (open to the public)
Access our full online Calendar here. Updates made regularly.
Do you have news or announcements to share? Please submit to the Synod office (MissionOffice@ntnl.org) for consideration for our next NT-NL News.
Looking for information in past NT-NL News? Find NT-NL News archives here!