|Calendar at a Glance|
Independence Day (Synod Office closed)
LYO - The Zone Retreat
Labor Day (Synod Office closed)
Gulf Coast Synod WELCA Gathering
Oct. 13 - Hosanna, Mandeville
Oct. 20 - Salem, Brenham
Oct. 27 - Faith, Bellaire
All that Jazz Event
Thanksgiving (Synod office closed 21-23)
Christmas (Synod Office closed 12/24 to 1/1)
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Day (Synod Office closed)
Mission Endowment Fund Grant application deadline
Synod Assembly - Camp Allen, Navasota, TX
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Gulf Coast General -News and announcements of a general nature, including the weekly Around the Synod email and monthly newsletter Connections.
Gulf Coast Leaders - Information targeted to Pastors and other congregational leaders - includes Bishop's devotional message on Sundays.
Children, Youth and Family Ministries - Information and resources of special interest to staff and volunteers working with those in the first third of life - includes bi-monthly newsletter LINKED.
Justice Network - Opportunities, resources & stories...a clearinghouse for doing Justice including an occasional newsletter, the Justice News.
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Meet Ian Parker, Summer Intern at the Synod Office
Ian will be doing a summer internship in the synod office. Son of Pastor Bonnie Parker (Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Chalmette, LA), Ian Martin James Parker was born in Naperville, IL. He moved toTexas in 2000. He went to Atascocita High School and now studies Business Marketing at Texas Lutheran University. Ian likes to golf, play soccer, and go out on the lake. Ian says, "Without the help of Peggy Hahn and Pastor Bonnie Parker I would not have this internship and be making this bio."
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Million Book Project
Help the ELCA Youth Gathering provide 1,000,000 books for Louisiana schools!
MEDIATION Skills Training at Kinsmen, September 10-14
The Mediation Skills Training Institute presented by the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center (LMPC) is designed to equip church leaders with the skills necessary to deal effectively with interpersonal, congregational, and other forms of group conflict.
The 5-day training includes a component on congregational mediation and consultation, placed within the context of family systems theory. Although focused primarily on the church setting, the skills learned are directly transferable to other settings. Thus managers in business, attorneys, experienced mediators, and others in leadership will be enriched by the training as well.
|Former Sharon Lutheran Burns
The building that was formerly Sharon Lutheran burned last week. Fortunately there were no injuries. News coverage HERE.
Messiah in Cypress, TX Seeking Nursery Attendant
Do you like to play with little children? Do you like to rock babies to sleep? This is the job for you. We are looking for someone who can take great care of our children 2yrs old and younger in our nursery during worship services. We would need you from 7:50a-11:45a.m. To find out more, please email Michelle Mote at email@example.com.
Hurricane Season: Be a 72-hour Lutheran
The Atlantic Hurricane Season began June 1. The first person to prepare is yourself. After a hurricane it takes emergency services as much as 72 hours to get in gear. If you are going to help others, you need to make sure your family is set with food, water, batteries and so on. READ MORE. Next we'll talk about getting your church ready.