2021 Fall Theological Conference Seasons of Life: The Psalms on Grief and Gratitude September 26-28, 2021 at Ruttger's Sugar Lake Lodge
The 2021 Fall Theological Conference (FTC) will be led by the Rev. Dr. Kathryn Schifferdecker who is on the Luther Seminary faculty in St. Paul. The FTC is for rostered ministers and spouses, SAMs and directors of youth & family ministry in the NE MN Synod. We will explore seasons of life as described by the Psalms – times of grief and gratitude and the conviction of the psalmists that in every season and circumstance, our lives are inextricably bound up with God’s life. Click here for more information.
There will be three options to participate in FTC. - Full participation (conference, lodging & meals) - register through Ruttger's. Click here for their form. - Day commuters (conference & meals) - register through Ruttger's . Click here for their form. - Online, hybrid on Zoom. Cost is $100 - register through Rollie.Bockbrader@nemnsynod.org.
All participants are also asked to register through Eventbrite.
Commemoration of the Emanuel Nine At the 2019 ELCA Churchwide Assembly, voting members designated June 17 as a commemoration of the martyrdom of the Emanuel 9—the nine people shot and killed on June 17, 2015, during a Bible study at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC. On the Sunday closest to June 17 each year, ELCA congregations in NEMN Synod join our siblings in Christ from the AME Church to host Commemoration of Emanuel 9 Sunday. Resources for this Sunday are compiled by Together Here Ministries.
ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton will be with us during the Friday evening session of this year's Synod Assembly, on April 30. We welcome Presiding Bishop Eaton to our synod! [At this time we do not know if she will be with us in person or virtually.]
Purpose Statement of the Northeastern Minnesota Synod
The purpose of the Northeastern Minnesota Synod is to nurture a Christ-centered climate conducive to healthy, mission-focused congregations and their ministries throughout the world!
Annual Meetings during COVID-19? Are you wondering if you can have a remote, virtual annual meeting, and how to do it, please check the Online Reflections for a video and PowerPoint by Pastor Rollie Bockbrader, Synod Secretary, on the topic. You can contact him with questions and for more information. Check here to email him.
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