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Upcoming Educational and Continuing Education Events
March 29, 2014

Group VBS FunShop: “Weird Animals” 

Zion Lutheran Church, 2215 Brandywine Lane, York
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 P.M.
Hosted by the VBS team at Zion. Bring your VBS teams for VBS freebies! Hands-On Training! Teambuilding! 
Register online TODAY! @ Group.com/VBSFunShop
Early registration is $20. Click here for a flyer.
Questions? Contact Pastor Haley Vay Poynter at hpoynter@zionyork.org or call the office: (717) 767-4673.
 
April 5, 2014
Risk Assessment & Insurance Seminar
Tree of Life Lutheran Church, Harrisburg, PA
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
This seminar is sponsored by our Lower Susquehanna Synod Treasurer’s Office and presented by representatives from James O. Bower Insurance Company. The event is free and open to anyone interested in the topic. Call Linda Lubold (ext. 108) or Cathy Paul (ext 107) in our synod office 717-652-1852 to reserve a place for this important event.

Day of Renewal
LSS Women of the ELCA
First Lutheran Church, Chambersburg, PA
9:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Registration opens at 8:45 a.m.)
This year’s theme is “Peace and Justice.” The cost is $12 and includes the program and lunch. Click here for detailed information.

April 12, 2014
Lenten Pilgrimage at the Wittel Farm
1:00 p.m.
Join us for a contemplative walk, using the “Resurrection Trail” at The Wittel Farm. Similar to the Stations of the Cross devotion, the trail at The Wittel Farm has 32 stations that recall events from the life of Christ. Each stop includes silent reflection on a verse from scripture, a question for reflection, and silence. The entire walk should take about an hour and 15 minutes. This event is free, but please register online at: http://www.lutherancamping.org/events/lentenpilgrimage.php

May 6, 2014
Lutheran Day at the Capital
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Meet at Trinity Lutheran Church, Camp Hill
This inspiring day of activities will help connect and educate and equip your congregation for advocacy in issues of justice. A reception and banquet are scheduled for the evening to mark LAMPa’s 35th anniversary. For more information and to register, click here.

May 14
Bible Study Series at The Wittel Farm
Our Favorite Books (of the Bible): Judy Collins, AIM – Psalms
Participants will gather between 9:00-9:30 a.m. at The Wittel Farm for study. Lunch will be served at noon. Registration is limited. Cost: $15. For more information and to register, visit http://www.lutherancamping.org/events/biblestudy.php

June 9-11, 2014
“Life Amid the Principalities” Pro Ecclesia Conference
Loyola University, Baltimore, MD
This event is sponsored by the Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology, and speakers include Paul Hinlicky, Daniel Bell, Beverly Roberts Gaventa, and others. How does the Christian address the powers and principalities of our time as realities created, fallen, but conquered in Christ? Lutheran, Reformed, Catholic, Orthodox, and other traditions will be represented. The conference is particularly aimed at pastors. Further information can be found at the Center website www.e-ccet.org. Online registration is at www.regonline.com/CCET2014.

 

June 9-13, 2014
The Safe Church Intensive: Protecting Children and Youth from Sexual Abuse
Lancaster Theological Seminary
Sexual abuse affects 25% of girls and 20% of boys before the age of 18. Join the emerging movement to end child sexual abuse. Participants will learn how to facilitate Safe Church, a dynamic and interactive process designed to take a cluster of congregations through a one-year program for protection of children and youth from sexual abuse. Safe Church Project materials with theological reflections will be the main components of this learning experience. The fee for this event is $650 and includes breakfast and lunch each day. Housing is available on campus for $275. To register, log on to www.lancasterseminary.edu.


May 12-16, 2014
Basic Education for the Practice of Intentional Interim Ministry (Phase I)
St. Francis Retreat House, Easton, PA
The National Association of Lutheran Interim Pastors (NALIP) will offer Basic Education for the Practice of Intentional Interim Ministry in our area. Phase III will occur during the week of November 3-7, 2014. Phase II is approximately six months of fieldwork at the participant’s home site. Cost is $1,045.00 for the complete course (includes all three phases totaling 60 contact hours of CE). Lodging and meals are extra but very reasonable at St. Francis. For more details and registration, go to http://www.nalip.net/education.asp. This is a great chance to participate in valuable training while saving a great deal of money in travel costs.

Questions or concerns? Call Pr. Ray Hittinger at 610-866-1931 or Pr. Ken Ruppar, Ex. Dir. of NALIP at 804-564-5389. Trainers for this event include Pr. Andy Carlsson (ELCA), Pr. Peter Alexander (LC-MS), and Pr. Ray Hittinger (ELCA).

And it may seem like a long way off, but preachers here’s an opportunity for you…
Preparing to Preach Lent at Sea with the Rev. Dr. Craig Satterlee
Leave January 25, 2015 from New Orleans to cruise the Caribbean aboard the Carnival Dream. Click here for a brochure providing more details.