Diakonia Information Night
Aug
19
7:00 PM19:00

Diakonia Information Night

Diakonia is a program of theology intended to deepen, straighten and stretch lay people. A new cohort begins this September in the Phoenix area. If you would like to know more about Diakonia, how it has benefited recent graduates and the expectations for students, please attend this informational night. For more information go to www.diakoniaaz.org.

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Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders
Aug
26
to Aug 30

Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders

Conflict is normal and inevitable whether in the home, school, community, church or workplace. The Mediation Skills Training Institute presented by the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center (LMPC) is designed to equip church leaders with the skills necessary to deal effectively with interpersonal, congregational, and other forms of group conflict.

The Mediation Skills Training Institute will be held at the Lutheran Center in Glendale, CA from August 26 - 30, 2019. Registering by July 26 to receive an early bird tuition rate of $695 ($895 after). Click here for more information and to download a brochure/registration form.

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Annual GCS Grant Application Period opens
Sep
2
8:00 AM08:00

Annual GCS Grant Application Period opens

Over $160,000 in grants available from Grand Canyon Synod for 2020, and the application opens today, September 2, 2019. Applications must be submitted by October 18, 2019. No late applications will be accepted.

Each year the Grand Canyon Synod offers grant funds for new and renewing ministries, and other ministry outreach projects. The grant application period for 2020 grants will open September 2, 2019. Full information is available at gcsynod.org/grants.

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“God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday
Sep
8
6:00 AM06:00

“God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday

Mark your congregation’s calendar today! The date for the 2019 “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday is Sept. 8.

Since 2013, thousands of ELCA congregations have participated in this dedicated day of service, gathering to serve communities in ways that share the love of God with all of God’s people. Resources to help your congregation participate in “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday include a toolkitpostersbulletin inserts and more!

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Workshop: Church and Culture; Then and Now--What is Happening in Our World? 
Sep
14
9:00 AM09:00

Workshop: Church and Culture; Then and Now--What is Happening in Our World? 

Join us for lively conversation centered around how we might “do church” differently for the 21st Century culture. The “Church and Culture; Then and Now--What is Happening in Our World?” workshop will take place at Holy Trinity Lutheran, Chandler on 9/14/19. Registration is $20. Questions or more information, contact Deacon Dr. Janice Zimbelman (workshop facilitator) at DeaconJanice99@gmail.com

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The Generosity Project E3 Lab: All Saints, Phoenix
Oct
5
9:30 AM09:30

The Generosity Project E3 Lab: All Saints, Phoenix

The Generosity Project connects generations and equips households as centers for the faith practice of generosity. Experience, explore, and equip at this E3 Lab. Click for full info.

Arrive 9 am for registration, lunch will be included. Children ages 6 and older will be fully engaged in the workshop. Childcare available for those 5 and younger.

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The Generosity Project E3 Lab: Our Saviour’s, Tucson
Oct
12
9:30 AM09:30

The Generosity Project E3 Lab: Our Saviour’s, Tucson

The Generosity Project connects generations and equips households as centers for the faith practice of generosity. Experience, explore, and equip at this E3 Lab. Click for full info.

Arrive 9 am for registration, lunch will be included. Children ages 6 and older will be fully engaged in the workshop. Childcare available for those 5 and younger.

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Annual GCS Grant Application Period closes today
Oct
18
8:00 AM08:00

Annual GCS Grant Application Period closes today

Over $160,000 in grants available from Grand Canyon Synod for 2020, and the application opens today, September 2, 2019. Applications must be submitted by October 18, 2019. No late applications will be accepted.

Each year the Grand Canyon Synod offers grant funds for new and renewing ministries, and other ministry outreach projects. The grant application period for 2020 grants will open September 2, 2019. Full information is available at gcsynod.org/grants.

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Bishop’s Fall Convocation
Oct
21
to Oct 22

Bishop’s Fall Convocation

  • Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Bishop Hutterer invites rostered leaders to the Bishop’s Fall Convocation, Monday, Oct 21-22, 2019, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Chandler.

The guest speaker on Monday will be Dr. Tod Bolsinger, author of Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory. We are working on getting a copy of this book for each active rostered leader. More information to follow.

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The Generosity Project E3 Lab: Reformation, Las Vegas
Nov
2
9:30 AM09:30

The Generosity Project E3 Lab: Reformation, Las Vegas

The Generosity Project connects generations and equips households as centers for the faith practice of generosity. Experience, explore, and equip at this E3 Lab. Click for full info.

Arrive 9 am for registration, lunch will be included. Children ages 6 and older will be fully engaged in the workshop. Childcare available for those 5 and younger.

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Bible Land Exploration Tour
Jan
27
to Feb 5

Bible Land Exploration Tour

On this 10-day exploration, you will walk in the footsteps of Jesus from the northern parts of the Galilee – Tel Dan, Caesarea Philippi – to the area around the Sea of Galilee to Bethlehem, Jericho, and Jerusalem. Pastor Christine Stoxen, Holy Trinity Chandler, will be leading this tour next year. For more information and a detailed itinerary contact Cheryl Jones, Departures, 480-830-8822.

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Rostered Ministers Gathering in Phoenix
Jul
20
to Jul 23

Rostered Ministers Gathering in Phoenix

  • Phoenix Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Rostered ministers in the ELCA are invited to join colleagues under the theme “Rekindle the Gift Within You.” This is an opportunity to gather with colleagues across the church for fellowship, worship, Bible study and refreshment of your spirit. Visit https://elca.org/rmg for updated info. Please save the date!

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A 60-Day Journey Toward Justice in a Culture of Gun Violence
Jun
16
1:00 AM01:00

A 60-Day Journey Toward Justice in a Culture of Gun Violence

The ELCA is saddened by the all-too-frequent occurrences of gun violence in the U.S. We mourn the loss of life. We grieve for the victims and their families, who often feel silenced. And we lament for those who have done violence to others and often feel removed from a community of faith. 

We invite you on a journey of prayer, scripture, stories and church teachings with this resource, "A 60-Day Journey Toward Justice in a Culture of Gun Violence." Together through daily observances, it calls us to work toward the prevention of gun violence as people of God who strive for justice and peace in all the world. It may be used for individual reflection, group Bible study, adult education sessions, and congregational daily devotions. Your journey is intended to start on June 16th, but this resource can be used at any time.

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Iftar Dinner: "Sharing The Ramadan Experience"
May
24
6:30 PM18:30

Iftar Dinner: "Sharing The Ramadan Experience"

Sema Foundation is delighted to invite you to share the Ramadan Experience with our friends at Arizona Faith Network. Each year, we host more than 2,000 guests and share more than 4,000 meals throughout Ramadan with the efforts of our volunteers for FREE. This year, we are offering 13 Iftar dinners with SEMA partners. On May 24th at 6:30 PM, we are partnering with AFN to host a joyful Friday evening at the Sema Foundation (325 N Austin Dr #4, Chandler, AZ 85226). More info and registration»

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2019 Lutheran World Relief Phoenix Area Annual Ingathering
May
4
9:00 AM09:00

2019 Lutheran World Relief Phoenix Area Annual Ingathering

An “Ingathering” is the collection of quilts and kits, in one central location, for Lutheran World Relief. Quilts and Care Kits send a message that the world has not forgotten individuals and families in need.  But they need to be collected!  If you have quilts and kits assembled according to instructions from www.lwr.org, join us at the truck for an "Ingathering" of items as LWR collects our gifts of quilts and kits. 

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