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The 2017 IK Synod Professional Leaders’ Conference will be held September 24-26, 2017 at the Clifty Inn of the Clifty Falls State Park, Madison, IN. Rev. Dr. Robert Saler will be the keynote speaker, sharing how Bonhoeffer can inform Lutheranism after the 500th commemoration of the Reformation. Make plans to join us for this annual event, which is filled with learning, fellowship, time to rest and relax, worship, time with Bishop Bill, and new this year: a trivia night on Sunday! Registration will open on July 1: https://iksynod2017plc.eventbrite.com We hope to see you there!

Eventbrite - 2017 Indiana-Kentucky Synod Professional Leaders Conference

Saturday, October 22, 2016
10:00 a.m. (to no later than 2:00 p.m. – lunch included)
Indiana-Kentucky Synod Office

Mission Ambassadors in congregations tell the stories of our ELCA in action around the globe. The visions created through storytelling transport members of congregations to places near and far, meeting people whose lives have been changed through our work as the church together. These stories often inspire our congregation members to become more involved because they feel more connected to this work.

This seminar will equip you to serve as a Mission Ambassador to share stories in your congregation and to help your congregation identify its own stories. You will learn about the various ministries within our I-K Synod and the ELCA at home and around the world. You will learn how to use resources to craft stories that are meaningful to your congregation and to share them using a variety of media, including those that are best suited to your congregation. You will also have the opportunity to work with fellow members from our Indiana and Kentucky mission territory to spread the good news of our hands doing God’s work throughout the world.

For more information on the Indiana-Kentucky Synod Mission Ambassador Ministry, go to the website. If you have an interest in this this free seminar, send an email to philschmidt45@gmail.com or call us at 859-635-2006. We especially hope that pastors will identify potential Mission Ambassadors for their congregations and send us their contact information. The deadline for registration is October 14.

Susan and Phil Schmidt, Mission Interpretation Coordinators

Synod Youth Day
February 18 from 9:30-3:00

Resurrection Lutheran Church
Indianapolis, IN

The IYC is hosting another Synod Youth Day – this time at Resurrection Lutheran Church on Saturday, February 18 from 9:30-3:00. The day is for 7th-12th graders and their adult faith mentors. Not only will you get a great insight into the ELCA 2018 Youth Gathering in Houston but representatives from Campus Ministry and Lutheran Outdoor Ministry will be able to help answer questions about faith & college and summer camp including jobs. There will be opportunities to learn how to lead a bible study, develop new or renewing prayer practices, Adults will have an opportunity for their own session with other adults bouncing ministry and parenting ideas related with teens.

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Seasonings is a series of one-day workshops to nurture creative and effective worship planning within the parish. Each Seasonings event focuses on a particular liturgical season.

The I-K Worship Committee will offer the second in the Seasonings series, focusing on worship planning for Christmas, at Christ the Savior Church in Fishers, IN, on October 22 beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Dr Hank Langknecht will again be the plenary presenter. Workshop tracks for preachers, lectors, worship committee members, musicians, artists, assisting ministers, council members, and mission planners will include sessions both in liturgical foundations and practical applications.

For more information on the Christmas Seasonings Workshop, or to include an insert in your congregation’s bulletin, please click this link seasonings-bulletin-insert

If childcare is needed (2 months to 10 years of age) please complete this form specialevent-childcareregistration

The seasons of Advent and Christmas will be here before you know it. What are you waiting for?!

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