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Headline News
(6 December 2018)

Newsletter Screen CaptureRostered Leader Debt Reduction Forms Posted

The RLDR guidelines and application are posted on the Synod Clergy Page. Application deadline is 9 January 2019.

Synod Newsletter Debuts

A WV-WMD synod newsletter is now being published electronically. The first issue came out in October. The newsletter will work on a free subscription basis. What does that mean? It costs the reader nothing, but the reader does have to subscribe. Subscribers will receive the newsletter by email. To subscribe, click here.

Opioids & Ministry: Ed Event for Pastors & Deacons

The Winter 2019 Clergy Continuing Education (28-29 January 2019) will focus on ministry in the midst of the opioids epidemic. This even is for pastors, deacons, and seminarians. Find out more at the Synod Clergy Page. Registration is now open.

SCALD II

The Second Symposium for Central Appalachian Lutheran Dogmatics will be held in Kesyer, WV, on 21 February 2019. This event is for clergy and laity with an interest in Lutheran dogmatics. A symposium format is employed, allowing participants to present papers and then discuss and critique the arguments presented. More information, including instructions for submitting paper proposals, can be found at the Synod Clergy Page.

New Seminaries Web Page

The seminaries of the ELCA have launched a new joint web page to serve as a place to request information, refer a potential student, learn more about discernment, find out what is happening on campus, and more. A super easy to remember URL has been selected: ELCASeminaries.org. Check it out.

Things for Congregational Budgets

The Recommended Clergy Compensation Package for 2019 was emailed out this past summer to the pastors. They are also posted on the member portal. You will also find there the Mission Support Request and Mission Support Pledge Form.

Synod Assembly 2018 & 2019

Synod Assembly 2018 is history. Find out what happened by clicking here.

Synod Assembly 2019 is projected to be in Wheeling, WV, May 31 - June 1.

Flood Recovery

Flood recovery is a long and and difficult process. Community Lutheran Partners, Inc. is in it for the long haul. To give through Community Lutheran Partners visit at http://www.clp-online.org/. Also, visit its website to learn about volunteer opportunities. Disaster response teams should coordinate with Sherri Schafer at Community Lutheran Partners prior to making plans to enter the affected area.


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