Rich Learning Update: Week Two in Salters

We finished our two-week pilot in Salters, SC, last night with a fun “show” for parents/grandparents/community. We have lots of video of the kids in the who singing, dancing and acting, of thankful parents testifying to how much their kids learned in such a short time, and of our host Dottie saying she wants us back for 7 weeks next year, and telling of a “miracle I saw in Malcom (a troubled kid) over just two weeks.” I’ll post a link to that later this weekend.

Via de Cristo Weekend Story

On June 10, 2018, in celebration of Via de Cristo, colors, colors, and more colors filled Messiah Lutheran Church. Serving God in every capacity were Cursillistas (the people who had at one time attended a Via de Cristo weekend).

A 72 Hour Lutheran

Hurricane season is from June 1 through November 30. We may not be as prepared as we need to be. We encourage each and every one of you to become a 72 Hour Lutheran, a person who has enough supplies in their home to meet their household’s basic needs for 72 hours.

Rich Learning: Summer Arts and Drama Camp Update for June 9, 2018

If you know of people in the Charlestown/Georgetown/Myrtle Beach area who might enjoy a rocking show this coming Friday night, or young adults with gifts in music, dance, theater or art who might like an internship next summer, send them over to Jerusalem UMC in Salters, SC, at 6:30 pm (June 15) to meet our cast and crew and enjoy the rich song, dance, theater and fun by the little children.

ELCA presiding bishop, faith leaders issue statement on family separation

The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), has convened ELCA ecumenical and inter-religious partners in a statement addressing concerns over a recent U.S. government policy calling for more stringent enforcement of federal immigration laws.

Sabemos la verdad

El Día del Padre es en junio. Permítame hablarle un poco de mi papá. Él se llamaba William Frederick Eaton, y nació en 1924 de un padre católico irlandés y una madre luterana alemana. (Siempre habría patatas y repollo en mi futuro). Mi padre fue un hijo de la Gran Depresión. Como miles de personas de su generación, durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial se alistó en el ejército. Siendo oficial del cuerpo aéreo de la armada a la edad de 20 años, piloteó aviones B-24 y sirvió en el norte de África y en Italia.

We know the truth

In her June column for Living Lutheran, Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton reminds us of Jesus’ words “You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free” (John 8:32). It is not always easy to know the truth.

In Our Prayers: The Rev. Dr. Guy Hubert Shealy

Guy Shealy lived life to the fullest, his compassion and warmth for others evident until the very end of his life. He passed away on June 2, 2018 after battling cancer, grateful for every opportunity he had in his 73 years.