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The Great ReEvaluation

We sense it. We feel it. We observe it. Major change in post-pandemic church life is underway. Everything around us is changing and the Great ReEvaluation is happening.

Come join other church leaders in this interactive engagement experience, pursuing God’s guidance for living into our better selves as churches. This course is lead by The Rev. Mark Tidsworth of Pinnacle Leadership Associates.

The Color of Compromise

A book study from the South Carolina Synod Inclusiveness Network.

New LDR Carolinas Staff

We are excited to share with you that the North Carolina and South Carolina Synods have called and affirmed Pastor Ruth Ann Sipe and Pastor Ray Sipe to serve in a shared position as Disaster Coordinators and Network Builders for both the NC and SC Synods.

Stewardship Symposium

JANUARY 27, 2023, 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
In-person and Virtual Meeting.

“FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY AND EMPOWERMENT FOR MISSIONAL LEADERS”

Commission for a Renewed Lutheran Church

This is the Nomination Process for development of the Commission for a Renewed Lutheran Church. We want you all to be informed of how this Commission will be developed, and we want you to have the opportunity to nominate yourself if you wish to do so.

The nomination process is open until March 9, 2023.

What’s Happening

Scam Alert – January 2023

Scam Alert – January 2023

The office has heard from some congregations that there is a new SCAM/SPAM approach. A person calls the office claiming to be a staff member or a congregation member and asks for a directory. Then, within a few days, members start receiving calls or emails to scam you...

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Creative Convos

Creative Convos

Do council meetings suck your energy like some kind of ministry vampire? Do you want to be around other creative rostered leaders, working on ideas together? Pastor James Henricks (Director for Evangelical Mission) and the Congregational Vitality Team are inviting you...

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Recent Editions of The South Carolina Lutheran eNews


Events

January 30, 2023
  • Finance Committee Meeting
    January 30, 2023  10:00 am - 2:00 pm See more details

February 1, 2023
  • Staff Meeting
    February 1, 2023  11:00 am - 1:00 pm SC Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, 1003 Richland St, Columbia, SC 29201, USA See more details

February 6, 2023
  • First Call Theological Education Stewardship Gathering
    February 6, 2023 - February 8, 2023   Lutheridge Camp and Conference Center, 2511 Hendersonville Rd, Arden, NC 28704, USA See more details

February 7, 2023
  • First Call Theological Education Stewardship Gathering
    February 6, 2023 - February 8, 2023   Lutheridge Camp and Conference Center, 2511 Hendersonville Rd, Arden, NC 28704, USA See more details

  • Inclusiveness Network Book Study
    February 7, 2023  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm See more details

February 8, 2023
  • First Call Theological Education Stewardship Gathering
    February 6, 2023 - February 8, 2023   Lutheridge Camp and Conference Center, 2511 Hendersonville Rd, Arden, NC 28704, USA See more details

  • Staff Meeting
    February 8, 2023  11:00 am - 1:00 pm SC Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, 1003 Richland St, Columbia, SC 29201, USA See more details

Our Stories

Miriam Circle at Mt. Horeb supports newberry nursing

Miriam Circle at Mt. Horeb supports newberry nursing

The Newberry College Department of Nursing has received a $500 donation from the Miriam Circle Women of the ELCA at Mt. Horeb Lutheran Church, Chapin, SC. Dr. Jenny Lindler, Directory of Nursing, and Dr. Jerry Alewine, Dean of the department, accepted the check from...

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A Companion Synod Story: Tanzania

A Companion Synod Story: Tanzania

I was on a health care mission in Southern Highlands of Tanzania, Africa. A make shift dental operatory had been set up for me consisting of a chair borrowed from local villagers and a benched carved out of a tree. A sugarcane fence had been constructed to keep the...

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People living within the synod territory

Baptized Lutherans in the South Carolina Synod

Congregations and worshipping communities

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

Mission Partners

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This is Christ’s Church. There is a place for you here.

We are the church that shares a living, daring confidence in God’s grace. Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person–questions, complexities and all. Join us as we do God’s work in Christ’s name for the life of the world.

Contact Information

ELCA South Carolina Synod
1003 Richland Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Telephone 803-765-0590
Fax 803-252-5558

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