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Micah Street Church: A Community of Hope is Born

By | 2020-07-28T11:02:36-04:00 July 28th, 2020|News|

In 2005, Lutheran, Methodist, Catholic, Presbyterian, Baptist and Episcopal congregations in downtown Fredericksburg came together to form Micah Ecumenical Ministries to support individuals experiencing homelessness. The organization provides day services, organizes winter shelter, assists with [...]

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Living Water Lutheran Church Gives $1,000 to Food Bank

By | 2020-07-14T12:06:45-04:00 July 14th, 2020|News|

In the months since the coronavirus pandemic began imposing restrictions on churches, affecting everything from how they conduct worship services to how they meet their financial obligations, the Virginia Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church [...]

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Should We? Or, Shouldn’t We? Returning to In-person, Inside Worship

By | 2020-07-13T11:50:36-04:00 July 13th, 2020|News|

You all have seen the headlines. The one today that caught my attention is: “Churches Were Eager to Reopen. Now They Are a Major Source of Coronavirus Cases.” The subtext reads, “The virus has infiltrated [...]

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Virginia Forward Phase 3: Guidance for Congregational Leaders

By | 2020-06-26T15:00:19-04:00 June 26th, 2020|News|

Office of the Bishop Statement on Virginia Forward Phase 3 PDF As legal barriers to gathering again in-person are relaxed, the Office of the Bishop acknowledges the understandable desire to gather in-person. Therefore, we [...]

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Emanuel Nine & Juneteenth – Bishop Bob Humphrey’s Statement on Racism

By | 2020-06-16T10:13:32-04:00 June 16th, 2020|Do Justice, News|

As we prepare to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the murders of nine Black members of a Bible study group in the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church by a white Lutheran (ELCA)-raised man [...]

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