Through the Power of Christ, We are Always Being Made New

So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away, see, everything has become new!  All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ. – 2 Corinthians 5: 17-21.

Always Being Made New is our opportunity to invest in the future of this church, deepen relationships and expand ministry opportunities that serve our neighbors and communities in the United States and around the world.  Achieving the campaign’s goals will not be possible without your help. Your gifts may be designated for any of the campaign priorities or applied where the need is greatest.

Lower Susquehanna Synod

Members at our 2014 Lower Susquehanna Synod Assembly voted to adopt a 25th Anniversary Campaign for the ELCA in the Lower Susquehanna Synod with a goal of raising $5.5 million in five years. The purpose of our synodical campaign is to financially support critical churchwide ministries while also deepening our capacity for mission right here in our synod. “These times challenge us to go outside our comfort zones and beyond our own walls, giving above and beyond current levels, to reach God’s beloved people here in Central Pennsylvania and beyond,” said Bishop James S. Dunlop.

Since adopting this resolution, the Lower Susquehanna Synod has exceeded our ELCA-Designated Ministries’ goal of $2.75M goal by raising over $3M (as of 1/31/19).  As of 1/31/19, we have received gifts of nearly $1.1M toward LSS-Designated Ministries. Additionally, 211 of our 234 congregations have participated in the ABMN campaign. Together, we are feeding the hungry, ministering to victims of disaster, renewing our congregations, raising up disciples, and reaching our neighbors with the love of God and the power of the Gospel!  With your help, we are making a difference.

Click here for LSS ABMN Campaign Report

LSS-Designated ABMN Goals

MinistryDollar Amount
Lutheran Camping Corporation$1,000,000
Bishop’s Congregational Mission Fund$750,000
Hunger Initiatives$500,000
Seminarian Support$250,000
Youth and Young Adults$150,000
Synod Disaster Response$100,000

To date, approximately $98,000 in gifts and pledges have been received in support of outdoor ministry.  “The Lutheran Camping Corporation faithfully engages all ages, especially young people, in the life of our church and continues to nurture a significant number of our leaders who later respond to God’s call to public ministry;” Deacon Roscoe noted, “we are excited and committed to reaching our $1 million goal.”

ELCA-Designated ABMN Goals

MinistryDollar Amount
ELCA World Hunger$2,000,000
Campaign – Where Needed Most$250,000

ABMN Videos

(Note: The following videos are available to help you share the good news about our synod’s ministries, as well as what “being synod” really means. We will be adding videos regularly. Visit our synod’s YouTube Channel for more video options.)


The ELCA at Work in the World


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What’s the ELCA Mean to me?

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ABMN Contact Information

Deacon Marsha Roscoe,
Director for Mission Interpretation & Campaign Director
Denise Ferguson,
Campaign Assistant

Always Being Made New
Lower Susquehanna Synod, ELCA
900 S. Arlington Ave., Suite 220B
Harrisburg, PA 17109
717-652-1852, ext. 114
717-652-2504 (fax)