The International Women Leaders initiative
Do you know that the ELCA has provided scholarships to more than 1,000 international students since 1987? And do you know that as part of Always Being Made New: The Campaign for the ELCA, there is the International Women Leaders initiative, which provides scholarships for women? Watch a video that shares the stories of some of the current women who have received scholarships through this initiative. It is said that the best investment a person can make to better society is to support the education of women. You may invest in this initiative here. (Select the International Leaders–Women GCS5000 designation.)
Hiring: Director of Youth and Family Ministries
Resurrection Lutheran Church is a 500+ member congregation of the ELCA, serving Plano, Texas, and the surrounding communities. Their Youth Director of fifteen years is retiring at the end of the year. Thus, they are now searching for candidates for the position of Director of Youth and Family Ministries.
This full-time position will be open in January. If you know of someone who might be interested, please encourage them to contact Pastor Bill Irons at 972-867-0460 or pastorbill@RLCPlano.org. The church website is RLCPlano.org.
Click here for a direct link to more details, including the full job description.
ELCA Candidacy and Mobility System Updates
Due to updates needed for the Word and Service Roster, from December 15 through January 17, the ELCA will be shutting down the Candidacy Portal and Mobility System. No Candidacy or Mobility forms can be completed or submitted during this time. Additionally, no edits will be allowed to submitted RLPs during this time. (Second and final notice)
“What Does This Mean?”
Luther’s Small Catechism and Spanish El Catecismo Menor de Lutero are both included in a FREE mobile app. Content from the Study Edition is also available as an in-app purchase. Search “Catechism” in the Apple or Google app stores, or DOWNLOAD HERE. This FREE app features great resources for youth and adult education and anyone interested in Martin Luther’s basics of Christian faith.
Save the Date
“all anew” Women of the ELCA Tenth Triennial Gathering
July 13-16, 2017
Registration is open.
Where in the world is?
- Dec. 3 – St. Olaf, Cranfills Gap
- Dec. 4 – Trinity, Clifton
- Nov. 28 – Returning from Vacation
- Dec. 4 – Grace, Carrollton
- Dec. 2-4: NT-NL High School Service Weekend
- Dec. 2-4: NT-NL Advent Retreat for 4th, 5th, 6th graders
- Dec. 3: BRIDGES Book Club: America’s Original Sin, Part Two
- Dec. 4: Sunday Brunch at Briarwood
- Dec. 10: Public Witness Team for Peace and Justice monthly meeting
- Dec. 16-17: NT-NL Candidacy Committee Meeting & Retreat
- Jan. 14: Public Witness Team for Peace and Justice monthly meeting
- Jan. 23-25: Tri-Synodical Theological Conference
- Jan. 27-29: NT-NL Junior High Gathering
- Feb. 10-11: Mission / Synod Council Meeting
- Feb. 10-11: Tri-Synodical Lutheran Men in Mission Gathering
- Feb. 11: Public Witness Team for Peace and Justice monthly meeting
- Feb. 12-14: 2017 Lutheran Legislative Event
- Feb. 19-21: LSTC Seminary Sampler
- Feb. 25: North Texas Senior Fest 2017 (ALOA)
- Feb. 25: Creation Care and Climate Change (PWT)
Access our full online Calendar here. Updates made regularly.
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