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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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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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