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ELCA shares updates & resources on COVID-19 related benefits
03/31/2020

ELCA shares updates & resources on COVID-19 related benefits

Many of the CARES Act benefits apply to congregations. The Churchwide organization compiled several resources and explanations of the benefits and requirements of our 501(c)3 congregations.


Lenten reflections from Deacon Cory Driver, Director of SOS Leadership Academy
03/30/2020

Lenten reflections from Deacon Cory Driver, Director of SOS Leadership Academy

The ELCA Southern Ohio & Indiana-Kentucky Synod's Cory Driver shares some reflections on the lectionary readings (Ezekiel 37 and John 11) for this week.


Coaching for Rostered Ministers during these unprecedented times
03/30/2020

Coaching for Rostered Ministers during these unprecedented times

Pr. Mike Weaver, the Southern Ohio Synod Coaching Coordinator, is offering his coaching services to all SOS rostered ministers who would like some additional guidance as they face new challenges in congregational leadership.


Keeping Stewardship Strong in Uncertain Times
03/30/2020

Keeping Stewardship Strong in Uncertain Times

Join us on Thursday, April 2nd, from 3-4 PM, for a one-hour virtual workshop with Pr. Mike Ward. He will share tangible ideas for responding during this crisis and help you put in place the infrastructure to keep generosity flowing to your congregations.


Congregations included in CARES Act benefits-Please read to see how this act impacts your congregation
03/30/2020

Congregations included in CARES Act benefits-Please read to see how this act impacts your congregation

Bishop Dillahunt and our accountant, Joy Hacker, received the following letter from our auditors, Apple Growth Partners, regarding the newly passed CARES Act from the Federal Government. Some of the programs within this act do apply to congregations as 501(c)3 organizations. Please read the following message and connect with your congregation's financial institution and accountant to see how you can help your congregation during this time. Please also share the attached 'Employee Rights' flyer that contains information about paid sick leave for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Updated 3.26.20: Resources from our SOS congregations to help one another during the COVID-19 outbreak
03/25/2020

Updated 3.26.20: Resources from our SOS congregations to help one another during the COVID-19 outbreak

Our congregations and their leaders are developing creative ways to share the Gospel and 'gather' for worship. Look here for resources your congregation can tap into...including online worship services.


Assessing mental health for depression and suicidality during the COVID-19 pandemic
03/21/2020

Assessing mental health for depression and suicidality during the COVID-19 pandemic

This is the 2nd story in our two-part series on how to keep yourself and others mentally healthy during this time of high-stress and social/physical isolation. Please take a few moments to read this short story and apply the action items today, because we care about you and those you love.


Surviving the COVID-19 pandemic with your mental health intact
03/19/2020

Surviving the COVID-19 pandemic with your mental health intact

This is a two-part series on how to keep yourself and others mentally healthy during this time of high-stress and social/physical isolation. Please take a few moments to read this short story and apply the action items today, because we care about you.


Worship resources for SOS congregations during COVID-19 restrictions
03/18/2020

Worship resources for SOS congregations during COVID-19 restrictions

Check here for ways to live stream or record and share your worship with your congregation and others. We are also collecting other worship and study ideas/resources here to help your congregation continue to be together when you should not be together physically.


A note from Bishop Dillahunt: Updated COVID-19 recommendations and actions
03/16/2020

A note from Bishop Dillahunt: Updated COVID-19 recommendations and actions

On March 16 Bishop Dillahunt hosted a call with our rostered ministers regarding COVID-19 actions and recommendations. This is what was shared.


Special prayers in light of continued spread of COVID-19 virus
03/14/2020

Special prayers in light of continued spread of COVID-19 virus

A prayer for you to share with your congregation, family, friends and neighbors from the Southern Ohio Synod Bishop's Office, as well as a PDF of the prayer petitions from Lutheran World Federation. Today and every day is a time for prayer and reflection on the hope and peace we have through the Gospel.


One License offers gratis licenses to help cope with COVID-19 challenges, valid through April 15
03/13/2020

One License offers gratis licenses to help cope with COVID-19 challenges, valid through April 15

As the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak continues to unfold, ONE LICENSE—together with hundreds of our Member Publishers—is honored to assist worshipping communities worldwide during this extraordinary time. We are able to provide two different gratis license options valid through April 15, 2020.


Recruitment for the 2020 cohort for Stewardship for All Seasons (SAS)-Deadline for enrollment is April 15
03/11/2020

Recruitment for the 2020 cohort for Stewardship for All Seasons (SAS)-Deadline for enrollment is April 15

This is our 3rd cohort and your opportunity to be a part of this special program that is seeing amazing results in congregations of all sizes.


COVID-19: A Lutheran response as we walk along and minister in this time
03/11/2020

COVID-19: A Lutheran response as we walk along and minister in this time

We have been attempting to give you information about how to navigate through this virus threat. Sometimes it can be overwhelming. How do we respond?


How you can help with recovery efforts in Nashville area after the recent tornados
03/10/2020

How you can help with recovery efforts in Nashville area after the recent tornados

Before you call or send anything, please visit the Southeastern Synod's website to read updates on the current recovery efforts and the best way you can help now.


Take and Eat.
03/09/2020

Take and Eat.

Presiding Bishop Eaton's column in Living Lutheran...Bishop Elizabeth Eaton reflects on Paul’s stormy journey to Rome and the Lord’s Supper.


ELCA Church Council votes to remove “Vision and Expectations”
03/09/2020

ELCA Church Council votes to remove “Vision and Expectations”

The ELCA Church Council voted today to remove "Vision and Expectations" from use in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Disciplinary standards for rostered ministers are outlined in "Definitions and Guidelines for Discipline."


REMINDER! We have a NEW PO BOX! Please start using immediately
03/02/2020

REMINDER! We have a NEW PO BOX! Please start using immediately

The Southern Ohio Synod has switched payment lockbox providers. Please begin sending your mission support donations to...