IN THE BLACK Financial Literacy event
The YWCA Cass Clay and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans are hosting a financial literacy event on October 13. Sheri Cooper, Regional Managing Partner for Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will present... Posted on 8/28/11 at 2:04 PM
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This past week ELCA did something that I think was powerful and inspiring and I have to say it made me want to become a Lutheran - it took a position of inclusivity. ELCA voted to allow non-celibate... Posted on 8/23/09 at 2:56 AM
More than 600 lay leaders and clergy, from Hallock to Bemidji to Alexandria, gathered Friday at Concordia College in Moorhead for the annual assembly of the Northwestern Minnesota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
A gay pastor who made national headlines after being removed from the official clergy roster of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America for being in a same-sex relationship has been overwhelmingly approved as the new senior pastor of the denomination's largest St. Paul church.
Thrivent is a fraternal benefit organization, which annually donates an amount equivalent to at least what it would otherwise pay in corporate income taxes. Last year it donated nearly $175 million nationally to charities, schools, Lutheran congregations and individuals in need.
Minneapolis-area Lutherans have elected the first female bishop in Minnesota to lead the nation's largest Lutheran synod. A majority of about 700 Lutherans voted Saturday to install Ann Svennungsen as the new bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. She is currently an interim college pastor at St. Olaf College in Northfield.
Interfaith Week at UND opens Sunday with a worship service at 10:30 a.m. in Christus Rex Lutheran Campus Center, 3012 University Ave., and an American Indian presentation and drumming ceremony at 3:30 p.m. in the Badlands Room in the Memorial Union.
For the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America -- and other Protestant churches -- more churches with different backgrounds and races are needed. But getting diverse people into the same church is often not that easy. Minnesota has the largest number of ELCA members of any state, with close to 800,000 baptized members. Nationwide, the ELCA has nearly 4.5 million members. Only about 3 percent are people of color.
Today marks the start of Lent, a season some Christians observe by giving things up or giving more to charity. The practice of giving something up has its roots in the early Christian tradition of fasting during Lent.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America released Thursday a proposed social statement, “Genetics, Faith and Responsibility,” revised somewhat since a draft last year raised controversy among members who said it rejected modern farming practices such as genetically-modified seed. It's slated to be voted on at a national assembly in August.
In a rare move that needed the pope's approval, a Lutheran convert was ordained Tuesday as a Catholic priest in Germany and is being allowed to remain married to his wife — who has already become a nun.
Northwestern Minnesota Bishop Larry Wohlrabe and Eastern North Dakota Bishop Bill Rindy emphasize the need to focus members and congregations on what they believe to be central to the church’s mission.
A year ago, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America held a close and controversial vote that opened its doors to non-celibate gay clergy. Disappointed opponents predicted a fracture that would cause 1,000 congregations to withdraw.
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