ELCA Open Doors Grants

Beginning April 21, your congregation is invited to apply for an Open Doors grant. Open Doors is a new initiative to support ELCA congregations interested in meeting new people during this time of re-gathering in physical spaces. Together as the ELCA, we share a ministry goal of connecting with a million new people and...

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ELCA World Hunger – Domestic Grant Opportunities

From ELCA World Hunger, two new grant opportunities… First, a new round of Daily Bread Matching Grants launches soon! ELCA congregations interested in raising funds for their feeding ministry through ELCA World Hunger’s online platform, matched with a $500 grant, can register and apply in ELCA GrantMaker starting Monday, April...

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Farewell Announcement: Pastor Karl Biermann

It is with decidedly mixed feelings that we announce Pastor Karl Biermann, Assistant to the Bishop, has taken a new call with the ELCA Foundation. You can read Pastor Biermann’s letter here. We will miss Pastor Biermann’s dedication and passion for ministry in the Northeastern Ohio Synod, but wish him...

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Attend the virtual Explore Ministry Event

Are you curious about where the Holy Spirit might be leading you? Are you feeling a sense of call to serve the church in a new way? Has any anyone ever suggested that you would make a good pastor, deacon, or other type of church leader? Do you feel God’s...

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Pastoral Letter from Bishop Allende

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the source of all mercy and the God of all consolation, who comforts us in all our sorrows so that we can comfort others in their sorrows with the consolation we ourselves have received from God.”  [2 Corinthians 1:3-4] Dear...

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