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Lutheran-Catholic Covenant Commission invites Lutheran
congregations and Catholic parishes to use
Advent 2013 Resources for Discussion and Reflection.
This ecumenical resource for reflection on and
discussion of the Sunday readings in Cycle A is included
in this Unified Mailing. A copy is also available on
the Lutheran-Catholic Covenant website,
www.lccovenant.org. The Commission encourages
neighboring churches to celebrate Advent together by
prayerfully reflecting on the seasonís readings.
Reprint permission is granted.
Professional Leaders' Retreat
letter is to inform you about and invite you to the 2014
Professional Leadersí Retreat, which is scheduled for
January 21-23rd at The Lodge at Sawmill Creek
Resort. We will follow the process from former years
that worked so well: payment must accompany all
registrations and the deadline of December
15th for the reduced price will be
strictly maintained. Refunds will be considered on a
case by case basis. On-line registrations at the synod
website are not available. People who come
only for the day must register as well.
No exceptions. Children may stay in the lodge
for free and if they are under 5 the meals are free as
well; 6-11 yrs. are $90.00. Child care will be
available if registered by December 15th. As
always, spouses are especially encouraged to come.
2014 Professional Leaders' Retreat |
Registration Form |
Letter of Invitation
Disaster Response brings Godís hope, healing and renewal
to people whose lives have been disrupted by disasters
in the United States and around the world. When the dust
settles and the headlines change, we stay to provide
ongoing assistance to those in need.
Gifts designated to "Pacific Typhoon Response"
will be used in full - 100 percent - to help with
immediate and long-term need. Your generous
offerings of prayer and financial support will help
those affected as they journey to recover.
Checks should be made payable to and sent to:
Northeastern Ohio Synod
1890 Bailey Rd
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
Write "Pacific Typhoon Response" on
your check memo line.
2014 NEOS LYO Winter Gathering
2014 Winter Gathering go the Northeastern Ohio Synod
Lutheran Youth Organization (NEOS LYO) will be held
January 3-5, 2014! Gathering tee shirts are available
for $10, pre order only, before December 1.
Registration forms need to be postmarked by December 1,
2013 in order to get the early discount rate.
Letter of Invitation |
Registration Form |
Room Form |
NEOS LYO Winter Gathering
JOURNEY FORWARD PROCESS SUMMARY:
Journey Forward is a process designed to develop clarity
about mission focus in order that congregations become
vibrant, vital, viable, visible, sustainable and
relevant for the sake of the Gospel. The Northeastern
Ohio Synod leadership team, with a host of volunteers,
will walk alongside these congregations to provide
coaching and technical assistance in gathering
information, host learning opportunities to guide
planning efforts that include connecting with others for
mutual growth and collaboration.
This process is like a three-stage rocket
meant for congregations who want their ministry to grow
in depth and in effectiveness as a witness to Christ in
and with their community. The first stage involves the
gathering of data that will ... click
[here] to continue reading the NEOS Journey Forward
Process Summary and for additional information.