“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.
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
The Bishops’ Public Education Initiative is a project of the Fellowship of South Carolina Bishops. Launched by a joint pastoral letter to the People of South Carolina, the Initiative has one goal: working to ensure all children in South Carolina receive an excellent education.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
Many have noted that the Gutenberg Press was Martin Luther’s Reformation-Age tool for disseminating the news to the pews, and many agree that he also would have likely embraced today’s technologies for spreading the Gospel. Here’s a simple way that the youth at Zion/Lexington are using technology to equip disciples.read more
A lady one might mistake as elderly and frail punched the mess out of my left shoulder about an hour and a half ago, and I am still feeling the love… literally.
I was sitting at the very end of a pew on the left side of the sanctuary as you face the altar, toward the back, and a sister in Christ punched me in the shoulder…hard…as she proceeded up the left side aisle towards a pew closer to the front of the church. She didn’t even bother to look back.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