Synod Storytellers

Thank you for helping bring stories of the ways we are church together to the folks in your congregation.

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Synod Storytellers bring stories of the ways we are church together to the folks in their congregation. What are God’s people doing across the three expressions of this church? In congregations, synods, and churchwide, ministry is happening and we want to tell those stories as widely as possible! Consider being the Synod Storyteller for your congregation.

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Become a Synod Storyteller!

Have you been identified by your congregation council or pastor as a Synod Storyteller? If so, thank you! Thank you for helping bring stories of the ways we are church together to the folks in your congregation.

You will receive quarterly information to share in your congregation. And, we want to hear your stories as well.

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Refreshed and Ready

Nov 14, 2022 |
Pastor Adrienne is refreshed and ready for the challenge and her enthusiasm is the best kind of contagious.

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New Land, New Life

Nov 13, 2022 |
Open hearts have always been in full supply at Greensboro’s Lutheran Church of Our Father.

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A Place Apart to Grieve and Hope Together

Oct 17, 2022 |
There is room for mystery, there is hope in the unfolding, and we are held and beloved

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A Lasting Impact

Oct 13, 2022 |
That's where we first lived when my family and I came to America!

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Freedom to Explore Faith

Sep 19, 2022 |
They get to explore their faith instead of being fed answers.

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Planning for a Miracle

Sep 5, 2022 |
...we trusted that the Spirit would find ways for us to serve...

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Called to Prayer—Prayerfully Called

Aug 15, 2022 |
It takes time, conversations, and quiet moments on the sofa with the dog, all of which are prayer.

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Cycle of Welcome

Aug 15, 2022 |
Pastor Jonathan Schnibben of Good Shepherd, Mt. Holly, rides his bike to raise money and awareness.

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Lovin’ Summer Camp!

Jul 18, 2022 |
Our kids came away from a week of camp with a feeling of joyful belonging, a slew of fun stories, and a deeper experience of the faith.

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Seeing Our Neighbors Anew

Jul 17, 2022 |
The focus of the VBS on welcoming the stranger definitely spoke to me.

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CTK Welcomes the Stranger

Jul 4, 2022 |
Christ the King, Cary, has been “Welcoming the Stranger” for almost 50 years.

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Just What We Needed

Jun 6, 2022 |
A story of blessings from the recent Synod Gathering.

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Finding God by the Water

May 16, 2022 |
It allows us to experience God in a new way.

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Earth Day at Christ the King

May 2, 2022 |
Earth Day 2022 takes on a special meaning at Christ the King, Cary!

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Prince of Peace Celebrates 50 Years

May 2, 2022 |
Prince of Peace, Greensboro, celebrated their 50th Anniversary Golden Jubilee April 30 and May 1!

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Our Neighbor’s Plate—More Than a Meal

Apr 25, 2022 |
Hunger is not only a lack of food but a deeper desire to be seen as a neighbor and to be known by name.

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Equipment Upgrade Expands Reach

Apr 18, 2022 |
These have been trying times as everyone knows but this boost helped us expand our reach and stay relevant.

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A Prayer Lifeline to Leaders

Apr 18, 2022 |
For a lot of her people, Pastor Brenda Smith has been a lifeline.

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Outreach Ministry Expanded

Apr 8, 2022 |
We were so thankful when we received our Michael Peeler Virginia Casey Grant. God had a plan for us to safely help feed, clothe, and have prayer with our community."

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Opening Classrooms and Hearts

Mar 14, 2022 |
Well, I know that God can do anything, but God decided to work through the Peeler/Casey Grant.

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SAMs, Lay Preachers Gather for Learning

Mar 14, 2022 |
SAM and lay preaching candidates are lay leaders raised up in their home congregations to fill an unmet need in congregations.

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Community Concert Celebrations!

Mar 5, 2022 |
St. Andrew, New Bern, celebrates their gratitude with concerts.

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Mt. Hermon Little Pantry

Mar 3, 2022 |
"Our Youth are Amazing"

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Serving Christ & Country

Feb 14, 2022 |
Ultimately, I think God has put me here to help save lives and to shine the light of Christ.

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Christmas in Kentucky

Jan 16, 2022 |
'We now know what Santa must feel like,' LSC Disaster Services Team Director Paul Dunn said.

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2021 LWR Ingathering Success!

Dec 6, 2021 |
For 2021, there were over 21,000 pounds of kits and quilts taken to Lutheran World Relief!

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Tangible Signs of Intangible Grief

Nov 15, 2021 |
The orange cloth is a tangible thing that opens opportunities for discussion about intangible grief.

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Freedom Fridge: Finding Power Together

Oct 18, 2021 |
One answer to prayer came when community partners asked us to host Greensboro’s first Freedom Fridge, a free public refrigerator and pantry stocked and maintained by the community.

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St. John’s Volunteers Go to School

Oct 18, 2021 |
Fifty-five volunteers from St. John’s, Salisbury participated in the "God’s Work. Our Hands." project at Isenberg Elementary on Oct. 10.

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God’s Work. Our Hands. 2021

Oct 7, 2021 |
The blessings of this service across the synod are far-reaching!

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A Collaboration of Love

Sep 20, 2021 |
It's a blessing to share a chance to be creative through art with communities that have such loving and compassionate hearts.

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Helping Leaders Lead

Aug 16, 2021 |
It was strengthening to hear others share similar issues in their leadership. I did not feel so alone in trying to navigate such challenging times.

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Making Camp Happen

Jul 19, 2021 |
There’s no doubt that campers are having the same quality experience as they would any other summer.

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Churches Born from Collaboration

Jun 14, 2021 |
I have to give credit to North Carolina Lutherans for sparking my thinking about collaboration more than 15 years ago.

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St. Andrew Celebrates New Space

May 29, 2021 |
The sanctuary of St. Andrew, New Bern, suffered major damage from the multi-day pounding of Hurricane Florence in September 2018. Now they celebrate new space.

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Sharing Worship: Church Together

May 17, 2021 |
For us, it’s really important for us to be church together in this.

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Three Generations Preaching

May 3, 2021 |
Sunday, April 25, was a red-letter day for the Conrad family—and for the NC Synod!

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Listening for the Unsaid

Apr 26, 2021 |
...we get referrals for patients who say they don’t believe in God at all, but they want to talk to a chaplain.

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Partnering for Hunger and Health

Mar 15, 2021 |
We’ve been working on our fresh food initiative for several years, and that’s what we received a Domestic Hunger Grant for.

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Conversation with Our Camps

Feb 15, 2021 |
Hear about challenges, partnership, and hope with Deacon Randy Youngquist-Thurow and Deacon Mitzie Schafer.

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Advent’s Little Free Pantry

Feb 15, 2021 |
There are so many people who are food insecure. It’s just crazy.

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A Hub of Abundance

Jan 18, 2021 |
I told the kids that the Parktown Food Hub is the South Durham branch of Santa’s workshop.

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#NCSynodKidsChristmasCampout

Dec 14, 2020 |
The most challenging part about being a parent during the pandemic is trying to making sure our kids are ok when the whole world is clearly not.

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Cross and Crown’s Pandemic Perseverance

Dec 14, 2020 |
Cross and Crown, Matthews, are supporters of C.O.S.Kids, a non-profit Christian ministry supporting low-income, single-parent families.

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A Communion of Saints

Nov 16, 2020 |
Synod staff recognized that particularly in this season of COVID-19, nurturing leaders includes helping them to grieve.

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Lincolnton  Little  Library

Oct 19, 2020 |
Salem, Lincolnton, came together to do 'God’s Work' with 'Our Hands' by creating a little library.

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Life Together, Reimagined

Oct 19, 2020 |
What we’ve been lifting up in this time of COVID is that we are still called, that has not changed.

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Operation Mask Mission

Sep 14, 2020 |
How do 100,000 masks get into the hands of NC Synod congregations?

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Solidarity Beyond the Walls

Aug 17, 2020 |
This is about transforming the world through building new social relationships.

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Born from the pandemic—something new!

Jul 20, 2020 |
The churches in the synod's Silver Valley Conference are working collaboratively, sharing the ministry of “The Vine,” and becoming stronger together.

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Finding new ways

Jun 15, 2020 |
It is true that we cannot go to the building and worship corporately...(b)ut we can certainly worship as the church together, apart.

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From Daily Bread to Abundant Thanks

May 18, 2020 |
People are often overwhelmed with thanks, tears in their eyes, and joy in their hearts as we bring an abundance of food to them.

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The Church is the People!

Apr 29, 2020 |
…we are the church together…the church is not a building…the church is the people!

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God is in the Room

Mar 16, 2020 |
For me, being in the youth band and leading worship helped me feel closer to God than I’ve ever felt. It makes me feel like God is in the room.

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A time for the Gospel in action

Feb 17, 2020 |
If there was ever a time for the Gospel in action, this is it.

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“I believe that I am a better pastor…”

Jan 20, 2020 |
Pastors Mary and Tim Canniff-Kuhn concluded their final summer as program directors at Lutheridge in 2019.

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