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West Virginia - Western Maryland Synod
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Social Ministry
  22 November 2022

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16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

From ELCA Global Missions:

Friday, November 25, begins the 2022 campaign of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. This year the Program Directors for Relationship Team have a constructed a calendar of events that may assist you with your plans and reflections. You can click the following link: to see the calendar. For several days of the 16 Days of Activism you will see different ways to connect with this worldwide campaign. We are offering you prayers, educational opportunities, devotions, or conversations. Click on any daily event to learn more. Please note that there is an English version of the calendar, followed by a Spanish version.

If you engage in any of the conversations you can also change your profile picture on social media, and tag any photos or information you share with the following hashtags: #16daysofactivism, #PorUnaVidaPlenaParaMujersYNinas, #AbundantLifeForWomenAndGirls.

FLMThursdays in Black: A Conversation with Malagasy Women Church Leaders

The world will feel a little smaller 1 December 2022 as those of us in America will join in conversation with our sisters in Madagascar, church leaders of the FLM (Malagasy Lutheran Church) for a 90-minute Zoom connected with the the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, an initiative of the United Nations.

Zoom session will be held at 11:00 a.m. For links to join either by Zoom of telephone, click here.

The WV-WMD Synod is in global companion relationship with the Betioky Synod and the Betroka Synod of the FLM.


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.

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.

Communications & Contacting CLPi

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

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.


We've had a page dedicated to COVID-19 since mid-March 2020. You will find there a variety of resources and information, including material related to reopening churches and worship. Click Here.


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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