“Blessed are the Peacemakers”
2018 is the Thirty First Assembly of the South Carolina Synod – ELCA and the 193rd meeting of the Lutheran Church in South Carolina.
May 31 – June 2, 2018
Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
1101 Lincoln Street, Columbia, SC
Rally 2 End Racism
Why am I planning to participate in a rally to end racism on April 4th in Washington, D.C.?
Ramps: An Operation InAsMuch Story
The ramp ministry evolved from a project that was one of the early Inasmuch events about 10 years ago.
Have you heard that Lutheran Services Carolinas is officially kicking off a new capital campaign in South Carolina?read more
On Friday, April 20th, faith leaders throughout the Upstate are invited to take part in Shepherding the Unsafe 2018: Responding Faithfully to Domestic Abuse in the Church; a discussion on how to create a culture within congregations that: offers support, safety and helpful referrals for those who may be experiencing abuse within a marriage or relationship; brings congregational education and awareness to the issue of domestic abuse; and equips members (especially church leaders) with a common understanding of healthy relationships within the context of their faith.read more
The Rev. Marissa Krey has joined the Lutheran Services Carolinas staff as a development officer.read more
It all started at a weekly discussion of life and ministry around coffee and cinnamon buns. A few local pastors in the Heartland Conference thought it would be a great idea to bring their congregations together in fun and service for those in need.read more
Giving has a domino effect. One gift excites another. One’s sharing inspires others to give. In the spirit of healthy competition, the Bible even encourages Christians to outdo one another in showing zeal and generosity. If the challenge of giving is likened to a NASCAR race, the Lutheran Men in Mission of the Western Conference are the pace car, one gift leading to others and serving as a model!read more
If you’ve never had a secret pal, boy are you missing out! At Messiah in Mauldin, we have a secret pal program and this is the way it works…read more
Addressing recent efforts in Jerusalem to confiscate church lands and tax church properties, the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), along with leaders from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Armenian Church of America and The Episcopal Church, have sent a letter of support to the heads of churches at the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.read more
By Candice Hill Buchbinder, ELCA News Meeting under the theme "To Claim and Test Our Heritage," the Conference of Bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) engaged in discussions around two key priorities for this church: congregational vitality and...read more
We are dedicated to life long faith formation in the home and congregation. Our goal is to help churches create a customized plan to meet a congregation’s safety needs in a building, with people, who are worshiping, learning, and serving.
Our whole church approach is for anyone seeking to intentionally create a peaceful environment for people of all ages. Attend a four-hour workshop, (insert region workshop date and location here.) Walk away with a customized guide and training method useful in addressing all your unique building, people, and activity concerns. For more information, and to register for this $25 workshop, go to www.faithfulteaching.org and download the ‘Table of Contents’ for the generic safety template. This document will give you the full scope and sequence of a customized safety guide.read more