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West Virginia - Western Maryland Synod
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Social Ministry
  30 August 2023

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Community Lutheran Partners, Inc.

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 its website. You can also learn about volunteer opportunities at there. Disaster response teams should coordinate with Mary Sanders at Community Lutheran Partners prior to making plans to enter the affected area.

West Virginia Flooding / August 2023 | Call to Action

Clergy Needed: Community Lutheran Partners has been working with WV Council of Churches, WV VOAD and WV DHHR as well as other faith based disaster response organizations to form an Emotional and Spiritual Care In Disaster Team.

Eastern Kanawha County experienced another round of devastating flooding on Monday, August 28th. For much of the area and many of the folks, this is the second time in two years. There are people stranded in their homes and others left homeless. The spiritual care need is tremendous!

VOAD expects this to be an active disaster response for two weeks. We'll take whatever days you can give. There are five planned sites for spiritual care. Some may be fixed, others might be riding around with response delivering food and supplies.

Clergy, let Mary Sanders know what days you are available via email or text/phone: 304-506-3158. Cell service is questionable in the affected area; email is probably our best bet.

Donations Welcome: CLP is also accepting monetary donations or you can donate online to WVVOAD at This is a localized disaster so Lutheran Disaster Reponse is unlikely to automatically have it on its radar.

Communications & Contacting CLPi

You can visit Community Lutheran Partners, Inc., at its website and also on Facebook.

Churchwide Ministries


Lutheran Disaster Response

Lutheran Disaster Response works in our neighborhood and around the world. To learn more about how you can support the work, visit the Lutheran Disaster Response website at You can also follow Lutheran Disaster Response on Facebook by visiting its Facebook page ( and hitting the "like" button.

LIRSLutheran Immigration & Refugee Services

From, "For over 80 years, Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Service has resettled refugees, reunited families & rekindled dreams." The history of Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Services has its roots in the American Lutheran response to the suffering occasioned by The Great War. Rather than digesting it for you here, we invite you to explore this history at LIRS History page

Military Ministry

A page centering on military ministry can be found here. It includes resources for Veterans Day and information on COVID. As new resources become available, they will be added to the page.

The West Virginia-Western Maryland Synod Assembly endorsed work with Centurion Connection, an ELCA ministry to military personnel and Partners in Care, an initiative of the WV National Guard to provide support to military personnel and their families.


Organized by the synod DEM, a Racial Justice Team has been at work for roughly nine-months. A dedicated page for the racism-related, under the title, "Racial Justice Team," is now up. You can visit at


If you were wondering what happened to the Scouting section of this page, you will now find it over on the Camping Ministry page.

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