WELS Together Newsletter:|
|» ||Synodical Council holds fall 2018 meeting|
The Synodical Council (SC) held its fall meeting on Friday and Saturday of last week. Here are some of the highlights: Larry Schlomer, administrator of the Board for World Missions, provided an overview of the work currently being done in our mission fields around the world, with an emphasis on new opportunities that are presenting Continued.
|» ||Hundreds gather to celebrate 125 years of Apache mission work|
Over 1,200 attended the Apache 125th anniversary celebration at Peridot Lutheran church and school, Peridot, Ariz., Oct. 26–28. The event commemorated the 125th anniversary of WELS World Missions work in the Apache reservations of Arizona. Since its humble beginnings in 1893, the Apache ministry has grown, now serving over 3,600 people in a variety of Continued.
|» ||Volunteers begin cleanup after Hurricane Michael|
WELS Christian Aid and Relief is now coordinating volunteers to help with cleanup and rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Michael. Efforts are primarily focused on Amazing Grace, Panama City, Fla., which was hit directly by the storm. Amazing Grace’s church and parsonage experienced extensive damage, as did homes of several members and many in the community. Continued.
|» ||New magazine series explores witnessing|
This month’s issue of Forward in Christ magazine (FIC) is featuring a new series on witnessing. “Ambassadors: Help them see Jesus” will offer tips and strategies to help readers as they proclaim the gospel message to others. “When we come to faith, we discover the love of God; he has forgiven us and given us Continued.
|» ||WELS VEBA offering limited open enrollment|
WELS VEBA is offering a limited open enrollment period through the month of November. Eligible called workers and lay workers at a school, church, or organization that already participates in WELS VEBA are invited to sign up for health and dental benefits. The deadline to enroll is Fri., Nov. 30. To sign up, eligible workers Continued.