Synod News

Companion Synods – “But why?”

I recently shared with a friend that one of my goals for the year 2021 is to grow in my relationship with God. Her response was not what I had anticipated. She asked me: “Why?”. The truth is, I had not asked myself this question. However, I was thankful she brought it up because my response helped me to understand what I was asking God.

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Truly, I say to you…

It has been a long crazy week, hasn’t it? Each day we have looked at the diverse needs of God’s children. Have you been thinking, “There is just so much need, I am only one person; what could I possibly do to make a difference?

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I was in prison, and you came to me

I am the least of these, and yet, I am enough. I am His beloved even in my messiness. God never left me alone, I was never forgotten. I came back to Church on the Street the next Tuesday, and immediately was once again a leader in the ministry. I picked up where I left off at Laundry with Love. I was counting quarters, making grilled cheese sandwiches, and loving others through their tough times… telling them they are enough by the grace of God. Jesus loves you. No. Matter. What.

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Region 3 Discernment Retreat

Region 3 Discernment Retreat
March 9 and 16, 2021 at 7 PM CT

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Spring Theological Retreat

Spring Theological Retreat
held virtually on April 6-8.

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Synod Assembly 2021

Virtual Synod Assembly will be held on June 4-5, 2021.

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