1. We will be hosting Prayer Vigils this month! (In Houston and in Brenham) We encourage you to join us as we come together as a community of faith to reflect on the spiritual roots of our work in support of immigrants. Join us on Wednesday, August 28 at Zion in Houston and Thursday, August 29 at Christ in Brenham. Folabi Olagbaju from Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) will be joining us.
  2. A Spiritual Health Retreat is on the calendar for September 13-14 in Galveston. Registration is open! Plus, if you took the Portico Health Assessment this year, you are eligible for a $100 refund after attending the retreat.
  3. Beth Hartfiel has joined the team! She has been called to serve as the Director of Faith Formation for LEAD, working alongside Peggy Hahn.
  4. We have several LEAD Pilgrimages on the horizon! Mark your calendars. Leading Camp Hope in El Salvador on January 3-12, 2014 (For high school youth and adults), a pilgrimage for Rostered Leaders to Greece and Turkey: In Search of Paul, and our next pilgrimage to Peru in July 2014.
  5. The Churchwide Assembly will be held next week from August 12-18 in Pittsburgh to elect a Presiding Bishop, consider the Criminal Justice Social Statement and more. Here is a list of our synod’s elected voting members. Find more on the assembly