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Upcoming Event Information and Registration Looking specifically for Faith Formation Events? Click here to be redirected to our Center for Faith Formation. Looking for Children, Youth and Family Ministry Events? Click here to be redirected. 

Boundary Training for Rostered Leaders and Professional Ministry Workers Boundary workshops are planned across our synod ever year so that rostered leaders and professional ministry workers receive the necessary training and education hours required by many church insurers and by our synod clergy sexual abuse prevention policy. All leaders should complete a basic or advanced boundary 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. The 2017 workshops will include updated curriculum and materials. Plan now to attend one of the two remaining 2017 workshops:
Thursday, August 24, St. Paul Lutheran Church (Carlisle)
Friday, November 17, St. Paul Lutheran Church (Lititz).
Registration for all events starts at 8:30 a.m., and we begin our work promptly at 9 a.m. We break for lunch (provided) and will complete our work by 3:30 p.m. The cost is $25. To register drop simply drop a note to Cathy Dietrich (cdeitrich@lss-elca.org) indicating which workshop you plan to attend and whether you will send payment by mail or bring it to the event. Please let us know if you have dietary restrictions.
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October 30, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Bishop’s Convocation
Location:  United Lutheran Seminary, Gettysburg Campus
Cost:  $65/person which includes lunch in the refectory.
Click here to register.  Deadline to register is midnight on October 15th.

November 5
Reformation 500 Lecture
Palm Lutheran Church, 11 W Cherry St, Palmyra, PA 17078
All are invited to Palm’s third annual Luther Rose Lecture, which runs from 2 to 4:30 p.m. For this year, the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the speaker is the Rev. Dr. Maria Erling, professor of Modern Church History and Global Missions at United Lutheran Seminary, Gettysburg. She will discuss how Luther made such an impact with his message and how the Reformation spread and became a global movement. Click here for details and registration.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES: INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS, AND SCHOLARSHIPS

LEWIS FELLOWS
The Lewis Fellows program is a post-graduate, post-ordination leadership development opportunity for young clergy offered by the Lewis Center for Church Leadership of Wesley Theological Seminary, supported in part by a grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc. The Lewis Fellows program brings together outstanding young clergy persons (generally those under the age of 35) for intensive leadership development activities and sustained peer interaction. Interested in applying to be part of a future cohort? Click here for information.

THE JOE R. ENGLE INSTITUTE OF PREACHING

The Engle Institute of Preaching at Princeton Theological Seminary is a weeklong continuing education event that was envisioned and made possible by the dream and generosity of Joe R. Engle, a member of the First Presbyterian Church in New York City. The institute is designed to nurture and strengthen the craft of those who preach, ideally weekly, whether in city, suburb, small town, rural community, or other specialized ministries in years two to eight of ministry. The 2017 dates are June 11-16.

Engle Fellows and faculty gather for the week to participate together in the hospitality of the seminar room, the dinner table, and the chapel pew. Through hands-on workshops, seminars, tutorials, and conversations, Engle Fellows are supported and challenged to seek excellence in their preaching vocations. Because of the generosity of Joe R. Engle, the fee for the Engle Institute is $150, inclusive of lodging and meals. Note: Applications for 2017 are closed. Click here for more information about next year’s event.

CHAUTAUQUA PROGRAMS FOR CLERGY DEVELOPMENT
Chautauqua’s Programs for Clergy Development are designed to help sustain and enrich clergy leadership for congregational life. The two programs that give expression to this mission, the Interfaith New Clergy Program and the Chautauqua Leadership Program, are independently funded and are geared to two different groups of fellows based on their years of experience in ministry and the specific goals of each program. Click here to visit the website.

MISSION OPPORTUNITIES

West Virginia Flood Clean-Up Trips
Contact Pastor Glenn Beard, Coordinator for the Lower Susquehanna Synod Disaster Response Network, for information about how to plan your trip. Email Pr. Beard at GBeard@luthercare.org or phone 717-626-1171, ext. 1669. Pastor Beard can bring a training presentation to your congregation and is ready to help you meet the enormous need for volunteer help and support.

Holden Village
Holden Village, Chelan, WA, is open to guests and volunteer staff after four years of mine remediation. Visit Holden Village’s website: www.holdenvillage.org to learn more about opportunities or www.holdenvillage.org/volunteer/key-staffing-needs.

STUDY TRIPS