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Over 150 people from around the synod gathered for “Together We Can Do More,” a multicultural event focused on breaking down barriers and building relationships.
When Augustana Lutheran Church in East Elmhurst merged with Grace Lutheran Church in Astoria last fall, it had been a long time coming. The Queens congregations sat a mile apart, had a history of shared worship, and actually considered merging as long as 25 years ago.
ELCA members recently attended the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York City. How can Lutherans help bring about gender equality worldwide?
The church must not lag behind, but respect and love everybody. St. John's, Manhattan and Trinity, Manhattan are leading the way by reaching out to transgender community.
At this year's Quadrant Visits, congregations can look forward to starting strategic planning for their parishes, and engaging in mutual conversation and consolation.
A Service for Justice & Reconciliation brought over 250 people of faith together to sing, pray, and stand for peace.
"We call it the Blessing of the Vegetables, but we bless anything, really: bread, cheese, pickles, scooters, dogs, and people." In Greenpoint, Brooklyn, Messiah Lutheran Church strives to be present in its community.
Leaders of 10 congregations in the Western Nassau Conference recently spent time together at "Vision Day," identifying needs and opportunities as they try to work together for the future. The conference's effort to enable shared ministry is a pilot project of our strategic plan.
Meet Michelle Mercado, our newest KEMPS teacher, who prepares to depart for Bukoba, Tanzania with her family this month.
In 2014, our synod's Wider Church Fund gave away over $200,000 to 12 well-deserving non-profits. Here is a snapshot of how these grants are supporting our partners in ministry.