For more information on next year’s events, visit the ELCA Global Mission Web site or call 800-638-3522, ext. 2650.
More than 1,300 members of the ELCA, the
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and the Episcopal Church
celebrated the impact of worldwide outreach and partnership at a
jointly sponsored Global Mission Event, July 27-30, at the University
of Massachusetts, Amherst.
|Children participate in the Global Mission Event closing worship service.|
the first year the ELCA has worked with Episcopalians to hold the
event, and the second year of working with the Canadian church.
Cooperating with those two churches, said Kevin Jacobson of ELCA Global
Mission, “strengthens our commitment to do ministry and mission
together” and “serves as a sign and model for local parishes.”
events are an annual commitment for Barbara Miller, a member of Faith
Lutheran Church, Shelby Township, Mich. “I’ve been coming for 15 years.
I’m addicted,” she said. “The people, the mission of offering Christ to
the world, the feeling of community—all of it rejuvenates my faith.
It’s an awesome connection between what we believe and do, and how
people in developing nations live.” About half to two-thirds of
participants are repeat attendees, said GME organizers.
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