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“God’s Work. Our Hands.” across the synod

2017-09-30T13:08:20+00:00 September 30th, 2017|Categories: God's Work Our Hands, News|

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“God’s Work. Our Hands.” across the synod

Congregations all across the NC Synod recently participated in the ELCA effort “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday. This designated day gives us an opportunity to celebrate who we are as a church—one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. Read these stories to see the many ways congregations across the synod are serving and loving their neighbors.

First, Greensboro, hosts Packing Palooza

2017-09-29T15:56:48+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Categories: God's Work Our Hands|

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First, Greensboro, hosts Packing Palooza

More than 100 people gathered at First, Greensboro, on the first Sunday of September to pack hope for agencies in Guilford County, focusing on hunger, homelessness and children. The motto of “God’s work. Our hands.” was in evidence with stations around the Community Center surrounded by enthusiastic children, youth and adults who packed boxes of food, filled Blessing Bags, sorted items such as children’s underwear and socks, and put items in Snack Packs.

Philadelphia, Dallas, “does something”

2017-09-29T15:58:08+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Categories: God's Work Our Hands|

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Philadelphia, Dallas, “does something”

At Philadelphia, Dallas, we celebrated “God’s Work. Our Hands.” weekend with a brief and casual worship service where everyone was commissioned to go and “do something.” We followed worship with boxed lunches from Subway; then 56 folks from our congregation spent the afternoon serving our neighbors. 

Grace, Raleigh, reforms and serves

2017-10-02T16:06:04+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Categories: God's Work Our Hands|

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Grace, Raleigh, reforms and serves

“This is what 500 years old looks like!” As an ever-reforming church, Grace, Raleigh, paired the recognition of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with “God’s Work. Our Hands.” Sunday this year. First, they held “Lutherfest” to kick off this year’s Sunday school–celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation which was both educational and fun-filled. 

Ascension, Shelby, goes global

2017-10-02T16:11:33+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Categories: God's Work Our Hands|

Ascension, Shelby, goes global

For “God’s Work. Our Hands.” Sunday 2017, we invited an ELCA Young Adult in Global Mission (YAGM) to visit with us and help us focus globally for this year’s churchwide day of service. Kurt Hellmann, who lives in Minneapolis, MN joined a group of congregation leaders and former voting members for dinner on Saturday night, and then we welcomed him to the pulpit Sunday morning where he shared from his heart and experiences during his service year in Cambodia.