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ELCA Assembly Discussion
September 18, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday, repeating until September 23, 2019
An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until September 25, 2019
Churchwide Assembly Questions, Answers, & Conversation In Lieu of Bible Discussion
In August the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America met in Milwaukee for our Churchwide Assembly that was filled with nearly a 1,000 Lutherans who gathered for worship, elect a Presiding Bishop (Spoiler Alert: Elizabeth Eaton was re-elected on first ballot) and a new ELCA Secretary (Deacon Sue Rothmeyer), as well as discuss and vote on several important and historic resolutions and memorials. Three actions were especially significant which Pastor Wayne will lead a time of questions, answers, and conversation on during the time the Bible Discussion Group normally meets. The dates and topics in September are as follows:
- Sep 9&11: The Declaration of the ELCA to People of African Descent offers an apology to our siblings of African descent and calls for accountability and living into the words shared in it.
- Sep 16&18: The ELCA is declared a “sanctuary church body,” encouraging participation in the ELCA AMMPARO initia-tive for migrant children, and other means of caring for immigrants, migrants, and refugees.
- Sep 23&25: The Poor People’s Campaign: What is it and why did we affirm it?
Information on all three of these topics will be available at the information table in the church narthex for participants to read through prior to the discussion as it will be helpful to know what each of these resolutions and documents are about before gathering on Mondays at 7:30 in Room 112 or at the home of Linda Powell on Wednesdays at 9:30 on those dates.