Because it has been referenced is sermons and posts on the churches' Facebook pages, below is a copy of the ELCA's social statement on Race, Ethnicity and Culture. You can use this link to go to the page on the ELCA website with more information on the statement.
Thanks to the enthusiasm of our youth and the generous support of many, ELCA World Hunger’s Walk for Water fundraising challenge of $500,000 was met – and now it will be doubled!
To date, more than $500,000 has been received and thanks to a generous family, $500,000 will be matched – totaling more than $1 million in gifts for ELCA World Hunger-supported water projects.
Your gifts are making a difference! Your support is helping create healthier families and stronger economies through projects that provide clean drinking water through spring boxes and boreholes, support for irrigation systems, education about sanitation in rural villages, and so much more. Thank you!
While we celebrate meeting our goal, our work is far from over. Continue the momentum of the Walk for Water challenge with special resources, educational opportunities, and fundraising events that will help our friends around the world break the cycle of hunger and poverty.
Check out the celebratory video!
September Noisy Offering to Help the Lutheran Disaster Response to the Middle East and Europe Refugee Crisis
Our September Noisy Offering that will be collected at the September 20 services will go to the Lutheran Disaster Response and be designated to help with the Middle East and Europe Refugee Crisis.
Middle East and Europe Refugee Crisis
A record number of refugees and migrants from the Middle East and Africa are fleeing war and poverty and making a terrifying, life-threatening journey to find a safer, better way of life in Europe. Although they come from different countries, for various reasons, they share a common goal: hope for a brighter future. As conflicts continue, especially in Syria and Iraq, the number of people seeking safety and basic necessities is on the rise.
As a church, we are called to respond. Lutheran Disaster Response is committed to meeting basic humanitarian needs and upholding the rights of those fleeing war and crisis. We are working with our companion churches, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary and the Slovak Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Augsburg Confession in Serbia and The Lutheran World Federation to provide food, diapers, blankets, water, health kits, hygiene kits and psychosocial services to assist those who have fled their homes. We are also in communication with our church companions in Germany as they receive tens of thousands of refugees.
What you can do:
Pray for those who are affected by violence and are vulnerable, that they may be granted peace and healing.
Your gifts are needed now to help with immediate relief. Gifts designated for the Middle East and Europe Refugee Crisis will be used in full (100 percent) to assist those directly impacted.
To learn more about the situation and the ELCA’s response:
• Use bulletin inserts to inform your congregation and encourage support.
• Sign up to receive Lutheran Disaster Response alerts.
• Check the Lutheran Disaster Response blog.
• Like Lutheran Disaster Response on Facebook
• Follow @ELCALDR on Twitter.
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