UMC Special General Conference Update

The United Methodist Church (UMC) has just completed a Special Session of their General Conference held in St. Louis, Missouri February 23-26, 2019. The UMC is a broader communion than the ELCA so this meeting included churches from Africa, the United States and beyond. The purpose of the Special Session was to receive […]

Corvallis Phase II Meeting Rescheduled

Please note that the Phase II event planned for this Saturday, February 16 in Corvallis, has been postponed by request of the area host congregation and cluster leadership. The event is rescheduled for Saturday, March 16. Thank you and see you then!

Vision Series 1: The Big Picture

Three weeks ago I was in Phoenix, AZ with faculty and staff from PLTS and Luther Seminary. There were also a few ELCA Churchwide staff and other guests present. Our discussion was around the needs and opportunities for church leadership in this new age. Saturday evening I flew home and then Sunday I was […]

The Baptism of Our Lord

Everything about being human – vision and imagination; our health; politics; family; mysticism, poetry and the arts; our economic well-being; religion; joy; social structures – everything and any thing about human health and wholeness is derivative. That is to say that our human wholeness is dependent upon something else. Human health is not […]

We Three Kings . . .

The Holy Days of Christendom no longer mark the progress of our time. Once church bells tolled the hours of the day, and holidays told the story of the year. There were four Sundays of Advent; 12 days of Christmas celebration, December 25-January 5; and then there was the Day of Epiphany, January 6. […]

Merry Christmas!

The Oregon Synod staff wishes you all a very merry and blessed Christmas. We value all we share together with you and give thanks for the birth of Jesus. May our hearts have room for that God gives this day, and in the year to come.

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