Events, Registration, & Educational Opportunities

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Upcoming Event Information and Registration

Boundary Training for Rostered Leaders and Professional Ministry Workers
Three workshops are planned across our synod this year so that rostered leaders and professional ministry workers receive the necessary training and education hours required by many church insurance policies and by our synod guidelines. All leaders should complete this workshop at least once every three years. All rostered leaders are expected to attend one of these events. Compensated youth workers and musicians are encouraged to attend. To register, call Cathy Deitrich at 717-652-1852, ext. 104 or e-mail her at cdeitrich@lss-elca.org. There is no charge for the training. A free-will offering will be collected to defray lunch costs.
Additional Fall Dates coming soon!

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June 9
Bread for the World Lobby Day
Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church, Washington, DC
This year’s Bread for the World Lobby Day will focus on urging Congress to feed our children, which is the theme of Bread’s 2015 Offering of Letters. Specifically, we will be asking Congress to:

  • protect and strengthen child nutrition programs
  • support legislation to help millions of children around the world get nutritious food

Registration is free, but space is limited. The day’s opening and closing activities will be held at Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. Please register by Friday, May 22 to reserve your spot!

Have questions? Visit the Bread for the World website. Register here. Contact Pastor Tim Seitz-Brown (Paradise Lutheran Church) if you are interested in attending with a group from our synod (timothy.seitzbrown@gmail.com).

July 26
Women’s Active Faith Day at Camp Kirchenwald
Com on out for an energetic afternoon of worship, hiking, dinner, and camp games. Pastor Haley Vay Beaman will be bringing her special style of Fit Church to the day that will also include engaging with campers and seeing camp programs in action. Contact the camping office at 717-677-8211 to register, or visit www.LutheranCamping.org for details.

July 29-31
Rethinking Confirmation: Signs of Life in Times of Change
Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN
Join with concerned ministry leaders to assess the current state of confirmation and imagine fresh possibilities. Special attention will be given to signs of life and inspiring stories of faithful and effective innovation in youth discipleship. The event provides a unique opportunity to discover, engage and interpret early findings from The Confirmation Project, a major research partnership between five denominations. Click here for information and registration.

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2015 Festival Gathering of Biblical Storytelling
National 4-H Center, Chevy Chase, MD (near Washington, D.C.)
The Network of Biblical Storytellers’ Festival Gathering is a four day immersion experience of biblical storytelling with performances, opportunities for biblical scholarship through the NBS Seminar, lively fellowship and amazing worship and workshops! The keynote speaker for 2015 is Dr. Marvin McNickle, President of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School and professor of church leadership.The featured storyteller is Noa Baum. Click here for complete information and registration.

David LoseSeptember 10
Bishop’s Convocation: Participatory Proclamation & Faith Formation with David Lose
St. Matthew Lutheran Church, York
All are invited–rostered leaders, lay leaders, those interested in faith formation and proclamation–to this day of worship, education, and fellowship. Our presenter is the Rev. Dr. David J. Lose, President of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. He will focus on participatory proclamation and faith formation for our time and contexts. The day includes worship, time with Bishop Dunlop, two interactive sessions with Rev. Lose, light breakfast, and lunch. Click here for more information, a flyer, and to register.