This Sunday, Sept. 6, we renew our commitment to end racism—a task that will take much, much longer than one day to achieve.
The NT-NL Public Witness for Peace and Justice Team will be organizing events and creating resources to help congregations engage in conversations about racism and privilege. These conversations can be scary, awkward, uncomfortable, unpleasant… but as disciples of Jesus we are called to love our neighbors, and to listen to the experiences of others, especially “the overlooked or ignored.”
- On the 60th Anniversary of the Murder of Emmett Till guest post by Pr. Chuck Hubbard, Gloria Dei (Garland)
- Video: Panel Discussion on The Untold Story of Emmett Till Pr. Chuck Hubbard, Gloria Dei (Garland); Pr. Doris Dupree Harris, St. John’s (Dallas); Emma Rdogers, member at St. John’s and Director of the Dallas Civil Rights Museum
- Other NT-NL Resources
Have you registered yet?
September 17, 2015
Streng Leadership Center at Briarwood
Please note: this event will only be available to registered participants; the live stream link will require a password to view.
Pastor Kendra Mohn (Trinity, Fort Worth) will offer a seasonal preaching planning workshops on Thursday, September 17, which will focus on sermon and worship preparation for Advent and Christmas based on the texts of the Revised Common Lectionary.
The workshop will be offered in-person, at the Streng Center at Briarwood, and online (link and password will be emailed to those registered).
All participants will have exclusive access to the video recording of the workshop.
Registration is $75 to attend in person, $50 to attend online. Register for the Preaching Planning Workshop here.
Registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 11.
Registration now open! Register through Briarwood’s CampBrain website: briarwoodretreat.campbrainregistration.com
You will create an account to enter the system (or, if you have already registered yourself or someone else for a Briarwood event, use that same login information). Select “NT-NL Events” and then “Bishop’s Convocation.” (If you have questions about the registration process, please call Sharon at 940-241-2099 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Register soon! We are inviting our neighbors from the A-OK Synod to join us and our distinguished guest; if you want to stay at Briarwood register soon to snag your spot. “Overflow” housing will be available at a nearby hotel.
The Christ Evangelical Lutheran Mission Center at Briarwood will also host An Evening with the Presiding Bishop on Monday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. This event will be open to the public and will be live streamed; look for a bulletin insert and other promotional materials to be available soon.
Save the Date: Portico Financial Wellness Seminars
November 2: Portico Pre-Retirement Seminar
A Family Systems Perspective
Presented by the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
King of Glory Lutheran Church
6411 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, TX
This workshop will help church leaders understand the roots of anxiety, the scapegoating process in church systems, triangles in relationships, and the importance of maintaining a non-anxious presence in the midst of conflict.
The coupon is for groups of four or more persons from the same congregation (no other groups, such as from a judicatory). To qualify for the discount, all individual registration forms for each person from the group must be mailed together with one check, no later than October 2, 2015.
Organizations are starting to consider which ELCA-Primary health benefit option to provide in 2016. You can prepare for a conversation about next year’s health benefits by thinking through how you’ve used benefits in 2015, and by understanding how benefits and costs will change next year.