World Malaria Day 2015
The people of NT-NL have now raised $152,046.33 out of our commitment of $160,000. We have less than $8,000 to go!
World Malaria Day was April 25. We chose to observe World Malaria Day at a later date, so we could give it the attention it deserves (since we were just a tad “overscheduled” on that day!) The Malaria Team has suggested that congregations make a final push on this campaign on Rally Day, or you can choose another date that will work best for your congregation.
We are so close to meeting our goal! Let’s help make malaria history! Find more information and resources to use in your congregation at ntnl.org/malariaday2015.
Looking for ELCA Malaria Campaign resources? Find them here!
Save the Date!
2016 Tri-Synodical Theological Conference
January 25-27, 2016
Arlington Convention Center
Learn more about how to transform your congregation from membership to discipleship using the ancient faith formation process known as the Catechumenate.
The North American Association for the Catechumenate (NAAC) is an ecumenical organization that partners with a variety of denominations in North America to provide faith formation resources and training for congregational leaders.
Upcoming events include the Annual Gathering in Baltimore, Maryland, July 30-Aug. 1, featuring Jessicah Duckworth and Paul Hoffman speaking on the theme “Transforming Congregations Through Spiritual Practice: Creating a Discipleship Community”. Register here.
Also a Catechumenate Training Institute for congregational leaders will be offered Oct. 1-3, at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Sacramento, California in collaboration with Trinity Cathedral and the Episcopal Church of St. Martins. Online registration available soon
Scholarships for seminarians and first-call pastors are available for both events. Contact registrar Devra Betts at email@example.com. For more information and online registration, check out the NAAC website at www.catechumenate.org.
Domestic Violence and Abuse Webinars
Each month, the Faith Trust Institute hosts free live webinars brought to you in part by their funding partners.
- May 21 – Healing from Abuse: Resources for Survivors
- May 28 – How to Institute a Policy That Addresses Family Violence: Creating a Safe Faith Community
- June 10 – Addressing Elder Abuse in Your Faith Community
- June 23 – Intimate Partner Violence in Same-Sex Relationships: Pastoral Care Roundtable
Also be sure to check out their past webinars, available for viweing on demand.
The program managers will be happy to speak with you about their programs or hosting a personalized web training for you or your staff. Please contact them at 206-634-1903.
St. Paul in Levelland has begun to discuss the question of acquiring a “new-to-them” organ. If you hear of any churches looking to get rid of an organ, please contact Pr. Amanda Brobst-Renaud at Amanda_Brobst-Renaud@baylor.edu.
The Mission Office has moved!
The address for the Christ Evangelical Lutheran Mission Center is:
680 Copper Canyon Rd.
Argyle, Texas 76226
We will be discontinuing the use of the P.O. Box; all mail must be sent to the address above!
2015 Mission Support Remittance Forms
Financial Seminars from Portico
- November 2, 2015: Portico Pre-Retirement Seminar
- November 3, 2015: Early/Mid-Career Financial Wellness Seminar