Synod News
2019 Tri-Synodical Fall Conference
The Tri-Synodical Fall Conference will be held in West Des Moines, September 22-24, 2019. Deacons Jeremy Myers from Augsburg University and Chelle Huth from United Seminary will serve as keynote speakers under the theme Faith Formation as Shared Mission.
Registration is now open
Churchwide News 

ELCA 2018 Year in Review
Watch the annual review of our work together as the ELCA. This video was presented at Synod Assembly and is available for download to share with your community. 
Worship 101: Study Guide
Worship is at the center of the Christian faith and though its practices might vary, there are four essential components of worship that are still found in Christian churches throughout the world today: gathering, word, meal, and sending. The June cover story of “Living Lutheran” explores what kinds of gathering, word, meal and sending “count” as Lutheran worship as it covers the whats, hows and whys of worship. Read the article and participate in discussion with a corresponding study guide.
Mark your calendar! “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday is Sept. 8.
Since 2013, thousands of ELCA congregations have participated in this day of service. Whether your congregation prepares meals for neighbors in need, cleans parks and beaches, or writes thank-you notes to emergency responders, your service activities offer an opportunity for us to explore one of our most basic convictions as Lutherans: All of life in Jesus Christ — every act of service, in every daily calling, in every corner of life — flows freely from a living, daring confidence in God’s grace. 
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Pastoral Care Specialist Program 
September 12, 2019 - June 10, 2021

This two-year course is designed for clergy, parish nurses, Stephen ministers, chaplains, spiritual directors and others involved in pastoral care ministries. Meeting monthly, participants learn about areas critical to effective pastoral care and receive support, encouragement, and consultation on their work. Participants will reinforce what they already do well and integrate new knowledge and skills into their ministries.
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20th Annual LSC Middle School Lock-in (UNI)
This lock-in is sponsored by the partnership of the Lutheran Student Center at UNI in Cedar Falls and the Northeastern Iowa Synod (ELCA). College students of UNI are there to help staff the event. You or other adults are welcome to accompany your youth at the lock-in free of charge.

October 11-12, 2019 at UNI campus
Registration deadline is Sept. 27th. $40 per youth. 
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Remember our outdoor ministries and camps during this very busy time of the year and pray for God to sustain and energize staff members and volunteers so they can greet every new camper with a freshness of spirit and faith that is infectious and inspiring.
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