NT-NL Table Talk: Moral Injury
September 23 • 9:30-3:30 Briarwood Retreat Center
How can we be better equipped to walk with those facing difficult decisions or who have lived through morally challenging events, such as withdrawing life support? Join the Rev. Dr. Rita Brock, Co-Director of the Soul Repair Center at Brite Divinity School, to learn about pastoral care and moral injury. Register online here (scroll down to see the registration form). Deadline to register is Friday, Sept. 19. Cost is $12. This Table Talk will also be live-streamed; the video will be available at NTNL.org and our YouTube channel, DiscipleLifeMission, or you can go to the links directly here:
Join the conversation at #NTNLTalk.
God’s Work. Our Hands. See our Photos!
Check out our Facebook photo album of the #ELCADayofService across the NT-NL Mission Area!
The Board of the Directors of the Mission Endowment Fund and the Executive Director invite you to attend the
SEEDS THAT CHANGE – DINNER/FUND RAISER
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Christ Lutheran Church, Dallas
Please use this form to make your reservations as soon as possible or contact Hattie Hammer, Executive Director, at 972-296-3703 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On September 18, 2014, donations can be made 6 a.m. to midnight to more than 1,600 certified nonprofits listed on the new website NorthTexasGivingDay.org. Donations $25 and above will be amplified by $2 million in bonus funds and prizes.
Two organizations participating in North Texas Giving Day (where donations of $25 or more will be matched by sponsors) are Mosaic and Lutheran Social Services of the South!
Lutheran Men in Mission
LMM Leadership Summit
The Gulf Coast Synod will be hosting the 2014 Lutheran Men in Mission Leadership Summit on Saturday, October 18, at the Holiday Inn Express in Pearland.
LMM works to strengthen men’s Christian faith, relationships, witness, and service in their homes, congregations, and communities.
Early bird registration is $49 if registered by September 18. Regular registration fee is $69. Deadline is October 10. There is space for only 55-60 men. Register by mail using this form.
LMM One Year to Live Retreat
One of the best Men’s Spiritual Retreats currently being offered is put on by Lutheran Men in Mission (LMM). It is called “One Year to Live.” The next opportunity to attend this event is Oct. 24-26 in North Dallas.
Early registration ends Sept. 15. This is a perfect time to be talking, thinking, praying, and promoting this event to yourselves and in your congregations. Please forward this to any other men you think would be interested. Download the registration brochure here.
Do you receive Mosaic’s magazine Promise? Check out “A Place to Call Home” on pages 2-3, which tells the story of the gentlemen now living in the home purchased, renovated, and donated to Mosaic in Dallas by Ascension Lutheran Church (Garland)!
*In Case You Missed It
Rise Up Together: 2015 ELCA Youth Gathering
July 2015 is closer than you think! The ELCA Mission Investment Fund, the financial ministry of the ELCA, wants to help your youth earn interest on their fundraising dollars get to the ELCA Youth Gathering in Detroit next summer, with a Demand Investment Youth Ministry account.
Visit mif.elca.org/youthministry for more information and to download a Demand Investment Youth Ministry account application.
For information on MIF investments and ministry loans, contact MIF Customer Service at 877-886-3522 or your MIF Regional Manager, Pastor Pam Dorman at 224-935-7243 or email email@example.com.
The NT-NL Lutheran Youth Organization leaders are collecting preliminary information from congregations planning on attending the Gathering in Detroit. Please fill out this quick form to let us know your plans!
Peer Ministry Adult Facilitator Training
Join us October 16-17 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Richland Hills for a Peer Ministry Adult Facilitator Training. Cost is $200 for each adult (includes the training, materials, and lunch); $500 flat fee for churches who bring 3 or more adults. Download the Peer Ministry facilitator training registration form here.
Peer Ministry Leadership Event (youth in grades 9-12)
Join us February 20-22 at Briarwood Retreat Center for the story of the good Samaritan—only instead of preaching and teaching it, you get the skills you need to live it! Find out more and download the Peer Ministry Leadership Event registration brochure here!
Questions? Call Janelle Miller at 817-726-7031 or email NTNLYouthLeaders@yahoo.com.
West Africa Ebola Crisis: Donations Still Being Collected
There is still so much to be done to help our brothers and sisters in Sierra Leone and west Africa. The Companion Synod team is working with organizations here in the US and in Sierra Leone to find the best way to help; hospitals in Sierra Leone have specifically requested stearamine, a concentrated formula of chlorine in tablet and/or powder form, which is much easier and cheaper to ship than liquid chlorine; users add water to mix batches of the cleanser, which can be used in multiple ways. We are working with Brother’s Brother Foundation to send stearamine to west Africa.
Please consider making a donation (or an additional donation) or taking a special offering in your congregation, and also spreading the word to friends and family.
Donations can be made through PayPal or by mail: NT-NL Mission Office, P.O. Box 560587, Dallas TX 75356-0587.
Save the Date!
Bishop’s Convocation October 27-29 Briarwood Retreat Center
Turning Preaching Inside Out:
Guest Speaker Dr. Rolf Jacobson
2014 Convocation Brochure Registration packet with mail-in registration available here. Online registration coming soon!
The NT-NL Mission Area will observe Global Church Sunday on Sunday, Sept. 21
Celebrate Gobal Church Sunday by taking a special offering for an ELCA missionary or global ministry, hosting a coffee hour with treats from around the world or including global songs in your worship service.
A toolkit of these and other ideas for congregations can be found here (click on the “Global Church Sunday” tab). For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fourth Annual Luther Lecture: Luther Then, Bonhoeffer Now Dr. Larry Rasmussen
Presented by the American Luther Research Center and the NT-NL Mission Area, ELCA
October 2, 2014 • 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church • 8011 Douglas Avenue • Dallas, Texas
RSVP by Monday, September 15 to Sandra Bauer at 972-241-3545 or email@example.com
Download the promotional flier here.
Upcoming Events in the NT-NL Mission Area and Beyond:
- Sep. 12: Briarwood Invitational Golf Outing
- Sep. 21: Global Church Sunday
- Sep. 23: NT-NL Table Talk: Moral Injury
- Oct. 2: Luther Then, Bonhoeffer Now – Dr. Larry Rasmussen
- Oct. 5: NT-NL’s Definitely-Abled Sunday
- Oct. 10-12: NT-NL Synodical Women’s Organization Convention (Abilene, TX)
- Oct. 11: MEF’s Seeds that Change Dinner
- Oct. 16-17: Peer Ministry Adult Facilitator Training
- Oct. 18: LMM Leadership Summit (Pearland, TX)
- Oct. 24-26: Lutheran Men in Mission’s “One Year to Live” Retreat
- Oct. 27-29: Bishop’s Convocation: Turning Preaching Inside Out
- Nov. 9: Lutheran Campus Ministries Trivia Night
- Nov. 14-16: Junior High Youth Gathering
- Jan 16-18: High School Extravaganza
- Jan. 26-28, 2015: Tri-Synodical Theological Conference
- Feb. 20-22: Peer Ministry (for youth in grades 9-12)
- Apr. 21-May 8, 2015: In Search of Paul: An Aegean Odyssey A LEAD pilgrimage for rostered leaders and church professionals
- Apr. 24-26, 2015: NT-NL Mission Assembly
- May 24-29, 2015: LSPS’s Spanish Language and Hispanic Ministry Intensive