Deacon Jessica and Rev. Joe Liles Third Plenary Session from Synod Assembly
Latine Ministry Training July 19-21
Is there a growing Latine community in your area?
How is your church equipping itself to enhance its cross-cultural ministry among Latine people?
Centro Teológico Luterano Multicultural (CTLM) is inviting you to join a group of learners and practitioners wanting to enhance their cultural and ministry competency to help start or strengthen Latine and Bilingual worshipping communities. This 9-hour, online, workshop will explore basic principles, various ministry models and best practices in the development of ministry among the diversity of Latine audiences: new immigrants, established people, and new emerging generations.
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Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) 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!
World Refugee Day is an international day designated by the United Nations to honor 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.
This year, the focus will be on the right to seek safety. Every person on this planet has a right to seek safety – whoever they are, wherever they come from and whenever they are forced to flee.
Whoever. Wherever. Whenever.
Everyone has the right to seek safety.
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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. Given the rise of breakthrough infections and in order to protect those gathered, the synod staff will choose to wear masks as is deemed appropriate unless preaching or presiding and sufficient social distancing can be provided.
Jun. 28-Jul. 7: Out of Office
Jul. 6: Transitional/Interim pastors check-in, Zoom
Jul. 9: Trinity, Sherman Jul. 17-20: Rostered Ministers Gathering, Phoenix, AZ Jul. 25: First call pastors check-in, Zoom Aug. 3: Transitional/Interim pastors check-in, Zoom
Aug. 4-5: Candidacy committee and retreat
Aug. 22: First call pastors check-in, Zoom
Jun. 1-Aug. 31: On Sabbatical
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. 28: Courageous Leadership, Phoebe Morad – What if Less is More in Creation Care?, Zoom
- Jul. 6: Transitional Pastors Meeting, Zoom
- Jul. 8: Public Witness Team Meeting, Shepherd of Life, Arlington & Zoom
- Jul. 25: First Call Pastors Check-in, Zoom
- Jul. 27: Cultivating Compassion Session 7: The Wild Edge of Sorrow, Online
Access our full online Calendar here. Updates made regularly.
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