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Portico offering access to Being Academy course 'Promoting Diversity, Creating Inclusion'
07/06/2020

Portico offering access to Being Academy course 'Promoting Diversity, Creating Inclusion'

Whether you’re looking to understand your own blind spots, foster conversation in your congregation, or build a culture where all can belong, a new Being Academy course Promoting Diversity, Creating Inclusion, featuring educator Aparna Rae, offers practical exercises and thought-provoking questions that can help.


July 2020 Stewardship Newsletter: Thanks and good books to read and share
07/06/2020

July 2020 Stewardship Newsletter: Thanks and good books to read and share

Good Books on Stewardship: One of the Stewardship Team’s goals is to lift up particularly good resources on stewardship. Here's a few...


Wittenberg University names new Board of Directors Chair and members
07/02/2020

Wittenberg University names new Board of Directors Chair and members

Attorney, Lutheran Bishop (you may know her), and Finance Executive Help to Lead Wittenberg Board of Directors


Community partnerships make food truck meal giveaway possible in Whitehall
07/01/2020

Community partnerships make food truck meal giveaway possible in Whitehall

What does a church, a food truck, and a brewery all have in common? Read this SOS Serves story from Pr. Dan Hille to find out!


Mystery Museum virtual VBS for SOS families and congregations available NOW!
06/29/2020

Mystery Museum virtual VBS for SOS families and congregations available NOW!

A free online VBS for families and churches. Complete guides are available now and are found on the website for Story/Service, Art, Science, Games, Music, and Character Backgrounds. T-shirts are also already available!


You are invited to sign the 'ELCA Anti-Racism Pledge' and commit to one or more of the action items provided
06/24/2020

You are invited to sign the 'ELCA Anti-Racism Pledge' and commit to one or more of the action items provided

As church we are called to confess the sin of racism, condemn the ideology of white supremacy, and strive for racial justice and peace. Beyond statements and prayers, we are called to also act and respond to injustices.


Lombard Mennonite Peace Center offers seminars on leadership and conflict resolution starting in July
06/23/2020

Lombard Mennonite Peace Center offers seminars on leadership and conflict resolution starting in July

We are pleased to announce the return of one of our more popular seminars: Leadership and Anxiety in the Church on August 19, 2020 via Zoom video conferencing, plus Conflict Transformation Skills for Churches (July 18).


Important! New pulpit supply process and lists
06/22/2020

Important! New pulpit supply process and lists

These weeks away from our sister and brother worshippers have been difficult.  We all yearn for the days of gathering together as God’s people.  As congregations begin resuming corporate worship, it is important to talk about pulpit supply. 


LOMO Camps to re-open July 10!
06/19/2020

LOMO Camps to re-open July 10!

We are thrilled to share with you the exciting news that LOMO is opening July 10th on a limited basis for families, retreat groups, environmental education, volunteers and day use.


2020 Reports to the Synod Assembly
06/04/2020

2020 Reports to the Synod Assembly

Even though we didn't meet in person, we share with you the important reports from our various teams, partners and affiliates that represent, in part, the diverse work we do together in the Southern Ohio Synod mission territory.


Air exchange capacity vitally important if considering return to in-person worship
05/30/2020

Air exchange capacity vitally important if considering return to in-person worship

Dr. Passafume also explained that air exchange capacity in the gathering space is a vitally important factor to know because it affects the spread of the virus and the length of time it remains in the space. Subsequently, air exchange has a significant bearing on the effects of singing or other activity in a room.