Gifts of Hope

Gifts of Hope is an alternative gift-giving program of the South Carolina Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. As we start to look forward to the Christmas season – give gifts that really matter. Give HOPE!

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Join us for Giving Tuesday!

You’ve heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but have you ever participated in Giving Tuesday? What’s Giving Tuesday? Excellent question! In the midst of the holiday season, where so much of the activities in our society centers around material possessions, Giving...

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An Invitation to Service

The 2018 Inquirer’s Day of Reflection will be Saturday, December 1, 2018 at St. Stephen’s, Lexington. This day retreat is sponsored by your SC Synod and hosted by the Invitation to Service Committee.

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OUR STORIES

The Blessing of the Animals,… and Plants, and…

It is that time of year when word of a Blessing of the Animals service is heard in many congregations. Saint Francis of Assisi is known as the patron saint of animals, and his commemoration takes place on October 4. Hence, if a congregation hosts a Blessing of Animals service, they typically plan their event near this date. There is, however, more for us to know about this blessing and about Saint Francis.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

November 20, 2018
  • Stewardship Committee Meeting
    November 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm SC Synod Office See more details

  • FCTE Cohort & Commitee
    November 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm SC Synod Office See more details

November 21, 2018
November 27, 2018
  • Candidacy Committee Meeting
    November 27, 2018 - November 28, 2018 @  SC Synod Office See more details

November 28, 2018
  • Staff Meeting
    November 28, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm SC Synod Office See more details

November 29, 2018
  • Colombia Companion Synod
    November 29, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm SC Synod Office See more details

December 1, 2018
  • Inquirer's Day of Reflection
    December 1, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, 119 N Church St, Lexington, SC 29072, USA See more details

December 3, 2018
  • Stewardship for All Seasons
    December 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 206 Central Ave, Summerville, SC 29483, USA See more details

The South Carolina Synod at a glance.

4.7 million

People living within the synod territory

52,000

Baptized Lutherans in the South Carolina Synod

150+

Congregations and worshiping communities

3

Companion partnerships with Lutheran Churches in
Japan, Tanzania, and Colombia

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