LSPS is Hiring an Interim Director
Click here for the full job description. There is a significant development component. They are eager to build bridges with congregations and donors, as well as improve everyone’s understanding of the inherent connection between WTS and LSPS. If you are interested or have questions, please contact The Rev. Kristin Johnston Largen, Ph.D., President, Wartburg Theological Seminary, firstname.lastname@example.org or (563) 589-0300.
From Me to We: Celebrating LGBTQ+ Financial Clarity
June 16, 6:30 PM Pacific / 8:30 PM Central
Join Thrivent and the iconic Victoria “Porkchop” Parker for a fun and informative evening as we celebrate financial clarity in the LGBTQ+ community!
Create your financial future together when you discover how to establish a solid financial foundation and partnership for your marriage. Learn how to identify your values and attitudes about money, set your goals – individually and as a couple – and gain tools to help you achieve your dreams.
No products will be sold. Victoria Parker is not affiliated with or endorsed by Thrivent. The views expressed by Victoria Parker are her own and not necessarily those of Thrivent or its affiliates. The material presented has been obtained from sources we believe to be reliable and is current. For additional disclosures, see Thrivent.com/disclosures.
How to Build a Congregational Racial Justice Team
EDLARJ (European Descent Lutheran Association for Racial Justice) is offering a FREE online workshop on June 22 to help congregations or other ministries start a racial justice or anti-racism team. The workshop is presented by Brenda Blackhawk, Congregational Organizer for Racial Justice in the Minneapolis Area Synod. EDLARJ will be facilitating follow-up to the workshop and support/accountability groups for those who are interested in continuing the conversation.
Featured Resources for June
LIRS (Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service) invites you and your congregation to infuse new meaning into the phrase welcome the stranger. Join us in celebrating the resilience and courage of refugees and migrants in America — and in your own community!
Migrant and Refugee Sunday (pick a Sunday in June)
World Refugee Day – June 20
2021 theme: Together we heal, learn and shine
World Refugee Day is an international day designated by the United Nations to honour refugees around the globe. It falls each year on June 20 and celebrates the strength and courage of people who have been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution. World Refugee Day is an occasion to build empathy and understanding for their plight and to recognize their resilience in rebuilding their lives.
World Refugee Day was held globally for the first time on June 20, 2001, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees. It was originally known as Africa Refugee Day, before the United Nations General Assembly officially designated it as an international day in December 2000.
Where in the world is?
Across a context as wide and different as NT-NL, the reality of Covid-19 is very different. As such, NT-NL synod staff are doing more in-person Sunday visits for worship and occasional meetings. However, as good stewards of time and travel dollars, we will be utilizing online meeting formats into our new hybrid future. Until we can assure everyone in attendance at a meeting are vaccinated, in order to protect those gathered, the synod staff will continue to wear masks unless preaching or presiding and sufficient social distancing can be provided.
Jun. 20: Family Baptism, Milwaukee, WI
Jun. 27: Ascension, Garland
Jun. 17-22: Vacation time
Jul. 1: Interim/Transitional Pastors monthly meeting
Jul. 4: St. Matthew, Waco
Jun. 22: LIRS Virtual Advocacy Day for World Refugee Day
Jun. 24: ELCA Congregational Community & Leadership all staff meeting
Jun. 27: Umoja International Chapel, Fort Worth
Jun. 29: Joy, Rockwall
With the ever-changing guidelines and recommendations in our world right now, as we maintain physical distance in social solidarity, please keep in mind these events may be moved online, postponed, or cancelled:
- Jun. 22: White Supremacy & Racism: Facing Reality, Taking Responsibility – Selections from Bernestine Singley, ed., When Race Becomes Real: Black and White Writers Confront Their Personal Histories, Zoom
- Jul. 1: Transitional (Interim) Pastors monthly meeting, Zoom
- Jul. 6: White Supremacy & Racism: Facing Reality, Taking Responsibility – Derrick Bell, “The Space Traders,” Zoom
- Jul. 10: Public Witness Team meeting, Zoom
Access our full online Calendar here. Updates made regularly.
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