Nov. 27, 2018
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Lands of the Bible Cruise 2019 with guest speaker Dr. Monte Luker

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Support from Lutheran Counseling Services

Holidays can be difficult and overwhelming…. but also so great! Join our free 4-week Reboot Tuesdays virtual group to talk about how to manage anxiety and stress during the holidays - and every other day too.

Reboot Tuesdays
November 27 - December 17
Virtual Support Group

Nov. 27: Your Story - Getting to know yourself.
Dec. 4: Stress - What is it exactly?
Dec. 11: The Control Wheel.
Dec. 18: Taking a break from holiday stress.

Call 407-644-4692 or register online
Please share with others who may want to join us.
Wilt Thou be Made Whole? 2018 Annual Faith Leaders Gathering
hosted by the Florida Council of Churches

Thursday-Friday, Nov. 29-20, 2018
Mt. Olive AME Church
600 Jones St, Clearwater, FL 33755

A day of profound reflection on the church’s role in God’s response to the cries of suffering in society at this critical moment of transition.

Workshop leader David Anderson Hooker, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame, and long-term member of JustPeace Center for Mediation and Conflict Transformation (UMC).

Dr. Hooker will help us understand the church’s unique, multidimensional position for determining society’s underlying narrative and lead us in crafting a new and preferred narrative for Florida that incorporates biblical justice, compassion, and redemption.

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Mark your Calendar
Click on the calendar to go to the synod calendar to learn more about these events
Nov. 28-29 -  Generation NEXT Stewardship Event, Tampa
Nov. 29-Dec. 1 -  Latino Summit, Naples
Dec. 1 -  Castle Church Grand Opening Festival, Orlando
Dec. 16 -  Florida Pro Musica concert, Trinity, St. Petersburg
Dec. 16 -  Service of Lessons and Carols, Grace, Carrollwood
Dec. 16 - Installation of Pr. Dennis Koch, Good Shepherd, Hernando (4:00 pm)
Jan. 20 -  Ordination of Dave Thoresen, Atonement in Sebring (3:00 p.m.)*
Jan. 20 - Paul Jacobs, concert organist, Prince of Peace, Largo (3:00 pm)
Jan. 23-24 -  ELCA Coaching Training, St. Philip, Mt. Dora
Jan. 24 -  Ordination of Sara Locke, St. Mark’s, Jacksonville (6:00 p.m.)*

*rostered ministers invited to vest and process (color is red)

For Your Information
ELCA Coach Launch

January 23-24, 2019
Training for ELCA Coaching
Sponsors: Florida-Bahamas Synod Coaching Ministry ELCA and ELCA Churchwide Coaching Ministry
St. Philip Lutheran Church, 1050 Boyd Dr., Mt. Dora, FL. 32757. Phone: 352-383-5402

Why attend ELCA Coach Launch?
…. help people in your congregation discover what God wants them to do and start getting it done!
… leaders get done what God wants them to do without doing it for them
… others maximize their effectiveness and potential
……stop the endless cycle of trying to get people to do things that you want to get done but they don’t want to do……and start helping people do what God wants them to do and multiply ministry!

It's Almost Time to Register for Summer Camp!

Dates to know:
Summer camp Registration OPENS the week of Thanksgiving!

Register by March 15 to lock in our Early Rate 
($40.00 savings from the regular camp rate!)

Regular Camp Rates Apply March 16-April 30 
$20.00 Late Fee is applied if you register after May 1 

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ELCA Good Gifts

Gifts that give back
Struggling to find the perfect gift? Or tired of shopping for someone who has everything they need? Shop ELCA Good Gifts and choose a life-changing, charitable gift — such as a goat or water well — and donate in honor of someone special.

Bishop's Calendar
  • Synod Council (Tampa)
  • Geneva and Wittenberg (with Bishop Eaton)
  • Latino Summit (Naples)