The Gift of Presence
For nearly two weeks, those of us in the Saint Paul Area Synod have been blessed by the presence of ou[...]
by Vernita Kennen
Working to end hunger in God’s world is certainly one way to be church for the sake of the world. Our Saint Paul Area Synod’s representatives at the ELCA World Hunger Leadership Gathering in Chicago in July, Cathy Carter and Donna Yates, learned more about how we can live into this through ending hunger. They reported the goals for the gathering were:
Donna and Cathy recommend the video and the book “Forgotten Luther” in this time of Reformation 500th anniversary celebration. It will help us to relearn and remember what Luther thought and said about those who are hungry.
Speakers at the event included Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, missionaries from around the world, and advocacy leaders. Meetings by Region helped formulate goals; be watching for further work on a possible regional fund-raiser 500 mile bike ride in 2017. And, they learned about successful ways to promote and fundraise for the ELCA World Hunger program.
How can you - and your congregation - be “church for the sake of the world” today?