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Power in the Spirit: Walking in Newness of Life

By | 2018-07-19T15:45:32+00:00 July 19th, 2018|Blog, News|

The annual conference Power in the Spirit took place just last week on the campus of Roanoke College in Salem from July 12-14. Together attendees from across the state gathered to explore what it means [...]

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Mission Partner Updates

By | 2018-07-16T13:48:12+00:00 June 28th, 2018|Blog, News|

At the 2018 Synod Assembly, we had the opportunity to hear from some of the Virginia Synod's Mission Partners. This week, we're sharing their reports, as well as the videos so anyone who wasn't in attendance [...]

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Draft Social Statement on Women and Justice Hearings in Virginia

By | 2018-06-22T09:24:16+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|Blog, News|

In 2009, the Churchwide Assembly authorized the development of a social statement on women and justice. The ELCA Task Force on Women and Justice: One in Christ has been at work since 2012 and brought [...]

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ACTS Awards Seven at Immanuel, Bluefield and Central, Burkes Garden

By | 2018-06-21T15:18:16+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Blog, News|

There was much to celebrate over the weekend at Immanuel Lutheran in Bluefield West Virginia, and Central Lutheran in Burkes Garden. Special worship leaders and guests from throughout the synod joined these congregations to celebrate [...]

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The Rev. John Wertz, Jr named Director for Evangelical Mission/Assistant to the Bishop

By | 2018-05-14T16:10:20+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Blog, News|

On July 1, 2018, the Rev. John Wertz, Jr. will join the staff of the Virginia Synod, ELCA as the ELCA Director for Evangelical Mission/Assistant to the Bishop. In his primary role as Director for [...]

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Bishop Humphrey and the ”Army Chaplain Experience”

By | 2018-05-14T16:05:07+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Blog, News|

This week we're hearing from Bishop Humphrey about his recent “Army Chaplain Experience” at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. I had the opportunity to attend the “Army Chaplain Experience” at Fort Bragg, North Carolina from [...]

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