News and information updates
The Brush Valley Fusion of Faith has an extra organ! The 1969 Allen electric organ plus four large speakers are free to a new good home (church or individual). Contact Julie Holm at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ASH WEDNESDAY MESSAGE
Below is an Ash Wednesday message from the Office of the Bishop that you may include in your bulletins.
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CRLC LISTENING SESSION SURVEY
If you were unable to attend one of the Commission For A Renewed Lutheran Church listening sessions, your voice still can be heard! Use the link below to complete a survey that will help inform the Commission’s work.
SYNOD ASSEMBLY NOMINATIONS
Below is the 2024 Nominations Form for open positions. The deadline for nominations to be included in a nomination packet distributed to Synod Assembly voting members is April 24. If information is received after the deadline, only the name of the nominee will appear on the ballot. Questions may be directed to nomination chair, Paula Nihoff at email@example.com
This year we will elect persons to serve as Churchwide Assembly Voting Members. The Churchwide Assembly takes place in August 2025 in Phoenix. We also are electing a Synod Secretary to a four-year term as well as Synod Council, Consultation Committee and Discipline Committee members.
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NATIONAL YOUTH GATHERING
If your congregation has youth attending the National Youth Gathering in July, please let Bishop Paula and/or Pastor Kevin know by February 15.
DRAFT SOCIAL STATEMENT AND MESSAGE OPEN FOR FEEDBACK
A draft version (Civic_Life_and_Faith_Draft.pdf (elca.org)) of the ELCA social statement on civic life and faith is now available for study and discussion. You can give feedback by filling out a survey, found here: Draft of a Social Statement on Civic Life and Faith Survey (surveymonkey.com), or by participating in a hearing. Hearings are public gatherings where participants share specific affirmations or concerns. The feedback period will be open until Sept. 30. Learn more.
A draft version (Microsoft Word - SMGVT PostedDraftText-final.docx (elca.org)) of an ELCA social message on gun-related violence and trauma is available and open for feedback until Jan. 31. Please take the time, alone or with a group, to study the message draft and share your affirmations, concerns, and suggestions via this survey form: Draft of a Social Message on Gun-related Violence and Trauma Survey (surveymonkey.com).