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Winter Celebration is still *ON* as of Wednesday Morning

To Virginia Synod Winter Celebration Week 2 participants: As of Wednesday Morning, we are going ahead with our event this weekend. Unless forecasts dramatically worsen, Eagle Eyrie *WILL* be open. Congregations are welcome to arrive [...]

By | 2016-01-20T13:52:19+00:00 January 20th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Winter Celebration is still *ON* as of Wednesday Morning

The Wideness of God’s Kingdom: Justice Conversations in 2016

This article is written by Rev. Aaron Fuller, who serves as Pastor at St. Andrew Lutheran and Holy Communion Lutheran Churches, both in Portsmouth, VA.  In addition he serves bi-vocationally as a chaplain in the U.S. [...]

By | 2017-07-28T09:37:17+00:00 January 19th, 2016|News|Comments Off on The Wideness of God’s Kingdom: Justice Conversations in 2016

On Diversity & Inclusion: History Lessons, Threats, & Christmas

I am an assistant wrestling coach at a local high school in Virginia Beach.  This past Thursday, after getting home from practice, I got a phone call from a number in Harrisonburg.  Curious, I picked [...]

By | 2015-12-22T10:42:09+00:00 December 22nd, 2015|News|Comments Off on On Diversity & Inclusion: History Lessons, Threats, & Christmas

An Open Letter From Bishop Eaton to the Muslim American Community

On December 11, Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton released an open letter to the Muslim American Community that we have made available to you:   Dear Muslim Sisters and Brothers, Grace and peace to you. I [...]

By | 2017-07-28T09:37:18+00:00 December 11th, 2015|News|Comments Off on An Open Letter From Bishop Eaton to the Muslim American Community

“Who’s My Neighbor?” Part Two: A Neighborly Christmas

This is the second of three articles written for the Virginia Synod by Dr. Mary Sue Dreier, the speaker of the 2015 Synod Assembly for the theme of "Knowing Your Congregational Neighborhood to Do God's [...]

By | 2015-12-10T16:33:33+00:00 December 10th, 2015|News|Comments Off on “Who’s My Neighbor?” Part Two: A Neighborly Christmas

Yorktown to Ecuador: “A Kind of Visit Made in the Love that God Is”

  Vicar Suzanne with her new friends from Ecuador "From the moment I stepped foot onto the concrete playground of the Refugio, I was embraced by a multitude of beautiful souls; the youngest [...]

By | 2017-07-28T09:37:18+00:00 November 30th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Yorktown to Ecuador: “A Kind of Visit Made in the Love that God Is”