None at this time.


ELCA Conference of Bishops, others focus on future directions goals

Meeting Sept. 27-Oct. 2 under the theme "While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near," the conference engaged in discussions with senior leadership of the ELCA churchwide organization to explore in-depth the work that surrounds the five goals of Future Directions 2025 and the key priorities of congregational vitality and leadership.


Hurricane Michael update from LSS Ohio Disaster Response

According to Dr. Phil Klotzbach, tropical scientist at Colorado State University, Michael is the strongest hurricane to ever come ashore along the Florida panhandle in records dating back to 1851. Your help is needed. Please read more to find out what you can do and what you shouldn't do to help.


ELCA offers grants for new mental health ministries-apply today!

Congregations are invited to develop a three to six month Mental Health Ministry Plan and receive up to $10,000 to assist in implementing such plan in 2019!


Boundaries Workshops in Indiana-Kentucky Synod open to SOS Rostered Ministers

Our friends in the Indiana-Kentucky Synod have graciously opened their Boundaries Training events in 2018 and 2019 to the rostered ministers in the Southern Ohio Synod Mission Territory. See if any of these dates and locations work for you!


So now what?

ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton's October article in Living Lutheran.


Important! Pre-Retirement Seminar by Portico Benefits at Peace Lutheran Church, Beavercreek

If you intend to participate in this seminar, you must register quickly. The number of current registrants is not high enough to hold the seminar. Register today!


ELCA Conference of Bishops statement on East Jerusalem hospitals

We appreciate and strongly affirm ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton’s September 6 letter to Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, calling for the “release of $25 million of U.S. FY 2017 funding that will help to ensure that there is no interruption in the treatment of Palestinians at the East Jerusalem hospitals, especially the most vulnerable cancer and kidney patients referred to Augusta Victoria Hospital (AVH) from Gaza and the West Bank.”


Invitation to attend Hawk Center dedication November 3 at Wernle Youth & Family Treatment Center

Please join Bishop Suzanne Dillahunt, Bishop Abraham Allende and Bishop William Gafkjen for a special dedication service on November 3.


Parish Paper for October 2018 ready for download and sharing with your congregation

'Don't Disagree, Deliberate...How to Lead Community Conversations in Your Church'