Global Companion Blog

What do borders mean to you?

What do borders mean to you?

I was confronted with this question over and over again at the beginning of February. Our YAGM México group went to the US-México border towns of Douglas, AZ and Agua Prieta (MX) to explore this question.

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Our Tanzanian Companions

Our Tanzanian Companions

The Tanzania Companion Synod’s relationship continues to be a blessing for both South Carolinians and the Uwanji, the largest tribe in the South Western Diocese.

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At our church, Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Lexington, we sometimes…

At our church, Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Lexington, we sometimes…

At our church, Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Lexington, we sometimes “play” a game we like to call, “Did Ja Know?” It’s fun to see who knows trivia about Pilgrim’s history.

So, here goes……. “Did Ja Know” that the ELCA SC Synod has three Companion Synods that we are in relationship with? “Did Ja Know” the countries/ Synods that we are in relationship with? They are Japan Evangelical Lutheran Church (Japan), South Western Diocese (Tanzania), and Iglesia Evangelica Luterana de Colombia (Colombia).

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Companion Synod Video – Full

Companion Synod Video – Colombia

Companion Synod Video – Japan

Companion Synod Video – Tanzania

2017 Tanzania Mission Team Update

The Tanzania Mission Team, led by Bishop Herman Yoos, was a spiritual event for all. The team included: Pastor Ginny Aebischer; assistant to the Bishop; Pastor James Lawrence; Pastor John Trump; Joe Fulmer, rep-resenting LLM; and Dr. Cathy Milejczak, Tanzania Companion Synod Co-Chair.

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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