Upcoming Synod-Wide Events
Wondering what to add in your upcoming newsletter or bulletin? Curious what events and programs the Synod has planned coming up soon? This page is updated weekly to include the most up-to-date items for you!
Submit an event for the Synod to help share here.
School Supply Drive with LSS
It’s Back to School season, and the 150 children that Lutheran Social Services of Northern California serves are in desperate need of school supplies to start their next year of learning. Education is a primary way to guide individuals out of homelessness and poverty into stability, and LSS requests your assistance to give the children we serve opportunity to make powerful lives for themselves.
To view LSS's Wish List of school supplies, click here.
Items may be shipped directly to LSS of Northern California, 1465 Civic Ct Ste 810, Concord, CA 94521, or collected at your parish, and LSS will arrange a pick-up. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sierra Pacific Synod Hunger Network Zoom Education Event
Thursday, September 1st at 7:00pm via Zoom
Join the Sierra Pacific Synod Hunger Network for an educational event featuring Ryan P. Cumming, Program Director for Hunger Education with ELCA World Hunger.
In a world faced with increasing hunger we are called to meet the challenge! Ending hunger isn’t just about food. It’s about access, it’s about justice, it’s about caring for creation and each other. It’s about hope for the world we want to live in. Ending hunger means recognizing the ways God is at work in farming communities and the ways God is calling all of us, together, to be part of the solution. Join us to learn how your congregation can be a part of this important ministry!
Email email@example.com with your name, city and congregation to register and get the Zoom link.
Fall Conference Gatherings
Throughout September, October, November
Save-the-Date: Fall Conference Gatherings with Interim Bishop Claire S. Burkat, Synod Vice President Simon Wong, and your Conference Dean! Bishop Claire and VP Simon are hitting the road this fall to gather with each of our synod's 9 conferences. Each Conference Dean is planning a weekend gathering for rostered and lay folk throughout the synod to gather for a time of fellowship and conversation with new synodical leadership.
Be on the lookout for more details regarding times and locations - and remember that ALL are welcome to join! We would love to see parishioners, church council members, pastors, deacons, youth, and so many others present at each gathering.
Conference 1: Redwood Mountain - Sept. 30 - Oct. 2
Conference 2: Bridges - October 9
Conference 3: Capitol Valley - September 24
Conference 4: Sierra Nevada Foothills - October 29 - 30
Conference 5: San Francisco Peninsula - October 8
Conference 6: El Camino Real - November 12
Conference 7: Mt. Diablo - September 25
Conference 8: Sierra Central Valley November 5
Conference 9: Central San Joaquin November 6