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(21 January 2019)

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Member Portal...New Stuff

  • How do I find a supply preacher?
  • What's up with Synod Assembly?
  • Where do I file my Parochial Report?
  • What educational opportunities are out there?
These questions and more can be answered by entering through our Member Portal (that is not just for members). We've added some features. Take a peek.

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.


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: Check it out.

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 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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