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Being Church in the Time of COVID-19: Synod Office Updates

By | 2020-03-17T12:40:55-04:00 March 17th, 2020|Disaster Response, News|

As of this morning, the Virginia Synod Office of the Bishop has asked its staff to begin working remotely from their homes in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. We ask at this [...]

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7th Day 2020: “Ordinary to Extraordinary”

By | 2020-03-10T11:01:52-04:00 March 10th, 2020|Faith Formation, News, Youth|

7th Day, the Virginia Synod youth event for 5th and 6th-grades was held this past weekend, March 7-8 at Eagle Eyrie Baptist Convention Center in Lynchburg. Over 150 youth and adults made up Shepard [...]

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Peace Lutheran Church Spreads the Love

By | 2020-02-19T11:49:03-04:00 February 18th, 2020|News|

Building Peace is a monthly all-ages faith formation program hosted at Peace Lutheran, Charlottesville with the goal to bring together parishioners and neighbors looking to make a difference in their community. Building Peace is one of several recipients [...]

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First Call Theological Education Retreat 2020

By | 2020-02-07T14:30:49-04:00 February 11th, 2020|News|

On February 3rd and 4th First Call pastors, deacons, and ministry partners gathered for our annual First Call Theological Education Retreat in Harrisonburg. First Call Theological Education (FCTE) is a three-year structured program of theological [...]

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Winter Celebration: Space for Faith

By | 2020-01-28T12:09:59-04:00 January 28th, 2020|Faith Formation, News, Youth|

Winter Celebration, the Virginia Synod youth event for high schoolers was held this past weekend on January 24-26 at Eagle Eyrie Baptist Convention Center in Lynchburg. This year over 300 youth and adult participants engaged [...]

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