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Heart of Ministry Award

At the 2014 Synod Assembly, the Heart of Ministry Award of Distinction was presented to St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Smithtown for their exemplary youth ministry. An annual summer camp hosted by St. Andrew's regularly draws 200 people from the community to participate.

The Heart of Ministry Award of Distinction has been awarded each year since 2007 by the Child Youth & Family Ministry Network in recognition for outstanding children, youth and family ministries. Nominations can be made by anyone in the Metropolitan New York Synod. The award is presented at the Synod Assembly.  

Other winners of the award have been:

  • Oceanside, Oceanside
  • Cross of Christ, Babylon
  • Trinity, Rocky Point
  • Advent, Manhattan
  • St Phillip's, Brooklyn
  • Gloria Dei, Huntington Station
  • Grace & St Paul's, Manhattan

Download the nomination form here.

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