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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...
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...
A Trail to Transition

A Trail to Transition

By Arthur Suggs Almost 6 months ago I had a chance encounter with a homeless gentleman in Brevard North Carolina.  At the time I was on a short family vacation staying in a house that was in a very hilly section of North Carolina. On the first morning of our...
When Some Becomes Much

When Some Becomes Much

By Stephen Abbott “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:34-35) It was toward the end of May...
Reflecting on and Commemorating the Emanuel Nine

Reflecting on and Commemorating the Emanuel Nine

This reflection is a cross-published piece, which was originally published on the ELCA Racial Justice Blog on June 6, 2022. By Bishop Virginia S. Aebischer On the evening of June 17, 2015, a white supremacist walked into Mother Emanuel AME Church, sat down and joined...
An Inherited Life

An Inherited Life

“I inherited ‘church life’ from my dad,” shared Mary Maercklein. Growing up, she was very active in her church and continued to be involved in churches as she moved around the country with her job in the USDA Forest Service. When she moved to Newberry, SC, she began...

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