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Safety for Congregations

2017-12-14T11:31:29+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Categories: Congregations|

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Following the shooting at First Baptist Church in Sandy Springs, TX, congregations have given renewed thought to safety. Here are some resources to help guide that conversation.

  • CongregationU is offering its “Active Shooter Situations in Church Settings” online training course free to churches and faith-based organizations through January 10, 2018.
  • The U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) aims to enhance preparedness through a “whole community” approach by providing products, tools, and resources to help you prepare for and respond to an active shooter incident.
  • The ALICE Training Institute is a leading active shooter training organization, and is Church Mutual’s recommended source for the information you need to protect your people. Connect to handouts, webinars, and self-assessments.
  • The Justice

Why should we Lutherans care?

2017-12-04T13:55:18+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|Categories: Congregations, News|

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Why should we Lutherans care?

Why should we Lutherans care about the U.S. Virgin Islands? A challenge from Prince of Peace, Greensboro. Most importantly, we Lutherans should care about the Virgin Islands (the three-island territories’ capital is on St. Thomas known as “Charlotte Amaile,” St. Croix and St. John’s) because these residents are people of God who are suffering in immeasurable ways due to recent storms. Secondarily, an overwhelming number of indigenous residents of the Virgin Islands have Lutheran roots dating back to the 1600’s.

LWR Fall Collection

2017-11-14T11:11:04+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Categories: Congregations|

For everyone who is putting together kits and/or quilts for Lutheran World Relief (LWR) here is the 2017 fall collection information. There is a form to be filled out. Complete that and return to Rachel Price (see the form for her contact info).

Synod Partners

2017-06-16T08:56:18+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Categories: Congregations|

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I thank my God in all my remembrance of you… because of your partnership in the gospel… (Philippians 1:3-5)

Partners in the gospel–that is who we are as congregations, the NC Synod, and the churchwide organization. Synod Partners is the name given to the current synodical effort designed to help all of us discover and celebrate how we are church together.