This week we pray for:
Faith in Spearman (Cecil Biggers, SAWL)
Salem in Rosebud (Pr. Terry Atkins)
2015 ELCA Youth Gathering
Can’t be in Detroit in person? Follow #RiseUpELCA online!
Or visit elca.org/gathering for more info!
Briarwood On-Site Day Camp: July 27-31
Due to the success of this year’s On-Site Day Camp, Briarwood decided to add an additional week!
Day Camp is available for youth ages 4-9. The cost of camp is only $100. Register at briarwoodretreat.campbrainregistration.com.
For more information go to briarwoodretreat.org or call 940.241.2099.
Join us as we observe 40 days since the shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston.
All are welcome; a meal will follow the service.
Drop off your donations at the Christ Evangelical Lutheran Mission Center at Briarwood! See Mosaic’s wish list here.
Lutheran World Relief School Kits Needed
Why school supplies? To the children who receive School Kits, these supplies mean the difference between getting an education or not. Public school is usually free, but in the places where LWR works, even a few required supplies, like pens and paper, may be more than many families can afford.
And when parents can only afford to send one of their children to school, girls rarely get priority…yet the education level of mothers has the biggest impact on development.
To find out more, please visit lwr.org/schoolkits
The people of NT-NL have now raised $152,046.33 out of our commitment of $160,000 toward the ELCA’s goal of $15M—churchwide, we have raised $14.5 million!
Let’s help make malaria history! Designate a Sunday in August to be Malaria Day, raise awareness, share information, and raise funds to meet and exceed the ELCA’s $15,000,000 goal!
Find more information and resources to use in your congregation at ntnl.org/malariaday2015.
Looking for ELCA Malaria Campaign resources? Find them here!
This retreat will provide reflection and guidance for all the baptized in living out your Christian vocation in the next stage of life.
Claiming Your Vocation for Life is part of Wartburg Seminary’s Learning for Life Events. The retreat is hosted by Lutheran Seminary Program of the Southwest, and will be held at Briarwood Retreat Center.
Last call for The Name Gathering Project!
Please submit names at namegatheringproject.org before July 15.
Upcoming Events in the NT-NL Mission Area and Beyond:
- Jul. 15-19: 2015 ELCA Youth Gathering: Rise Up Together!
- Jul. 26: Service of Mourning and Repentance at King of Glory, Dallas
- Aug. 24-28: Mediation Skills Training Institute
- Sep. 13: “God’s Work. Our Hands.” Sunday
- Sep. 29: Table Talk: The Use of the Means of Grace with Pr. Kevin Strickland & Pr. Martin Seltz
- Oct. 9-10: NT-NL Synodical Women’s Organization Retreat
- Oct. 17: MEF “Seeds that Change” Dinner
- Oct. 26-28: 2015 Bishop’s Convocation with special guest Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton!
- Nov. 2: Portico Pre-Retirement Seminar
- Nov. 3: Portico Early/Mid-Career Financial Wellness Seminar
- Nov. 15: Lutheran Campus Ministry Trivia Challenge
- Jan. 24-26, 2016: Tri-Synodical Theological Leadership Conference
Do you have news or announcements to share? Please submit them to Criss Forshay (firstname.lastname@example.org) for consideration for our next Briefings. Don’t forget to include a picture or logo!