Fun, Fellowship, and Hoops Helps in the Heartlands

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.

Western Conference Men Share and Build

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!

Shhh… It’s a Secret!

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…

“Blessed are the Peacemakers”

2018 is the Thirty-First Assembly of the ELCA South Carolina Synod and the 193rd meeting of the Lutheran Church in South Carolina. It will take place on Thursday, May 31st to Saturday, June 2nd at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln Street, Columbia, SC.

Safe Harbor and Local Faith Leaders to hold Shepherding the Unsafe Event

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.

Youth Group Goes Tech

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.