Confronted By the Words

Reflections on the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Wheeler Book Reading

Angel Owens

Confronted By the Words

On Saturday, June 10, the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Wheeler joined the Racial Justice Network of the North Carolina Synod for a reading of his book, US: The Resurrection of American Terror at St. Paul’s Durham. The Rev. Dr. Wheeler also preached at the congregation on Sunday, June 11. Dr. Wheeler is “a retired ELCA pastor, …

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Newest Congregation: Comunidad Amada de Cristo

Para el texto en español vea abajo. There is something in a name. Comunidad Amada de Cristo. Christ’s Beloved Community. Comunidad Amada de Cristo (Christ’s Beloved Community) in Winston-Salem is an ecumenical (Lutheran/Episcopal) and bilingual (Spanish/English) ministry that serves as a food distribution hub for hundreds in that community of south Winston. In fact, over …

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Covered in Prayer

After voting and presentations had ended and all that was left of the NC Assembly were closing remarks, gratitude, and reflections from Vice President Diana Haywood, Pastor Greg Williams came to the stage for the Report of the Officers and Staff as well as an item that wasn’t on the agenda. Pastor Greg invited all synod …

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Grace, Salisbury, 5K Benefits LWR

Spreading the Gospel can come in many forms, including sharing the resources to access the necessities of life. Grace, Salisbury, recently hosted a 5K run/walk event on a Saturday in neighborhoods around the church campus to benefit Lutheran World Relief. Read more from the Salisbury Post

Synod Constitutional Changes

Every three years when the ELCA meets in assembly, the churchwide constitution, the model constitution for synods, and the model constitution for congregations are reviewed and updated. All three were updated and approved at the ELCA Churchwide Assembly (CWA) in August 2022. Constitutional requirements and recommendations are published and become effective following the assembly. In …

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Getting Out the Vote!

In these vitally important days leading up to the mid-term elections, Advent Lutheran, Charlotte decided to take up the charge from the ELCA Social Policy Resolution “Voting Rights to All Citizens” that was adopted in August 2013: “ resolved, that members, congregations, and synods of this church be encouraged to “promote public life worthy of …

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