Mid-South District is responding to Jesus’ command through a dynamic effort called IMPACT. To empower these LCMS ministries to make an IMPACT for Christ in their communities.
Offering youth the opportunity to connect with adults with developmental disabilities is what makes Bethesda Camps unique.
For 40 years, we have relied heavily on LCMS Servant Event groups to serve at our camps, but as our camp program grows, we need to find more groups willing to serve for a week.
To see a video about Bethesda Lutheran Communities's volunteer opportunities, click here: http://bethesdalutherancommunities.org/camp-volunteers
Rev. Russ Grabau, pastor at St. Peter's Lutheran, Waterville, Minn., has brought his group to a Bethesda Camp for a decade. "It is the relationship our kids develop with people with developmental disabilites that keeps us coming back. There's a personal connection at camp that makes the experience resonate long after our group has returned home," Rev. Grabau said.
Please mark your calendar to attend one of the Mid-South District Treasurers' Workshops. Presenters for the sessions will include Mrs. Karen Sansone, Synod's Tax and Compliance Director, or Mr. Charlie Rhodes, Executive Director of Synod Accounting (Retired).
January 11, 2014 – 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Our Savior Lutheran Church
5110 Franklin Road
January 18, 2014 – 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Christ Lutheran Church
315 South Hughes
Little Rock, AR
January 25, 2014 – 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Mid-South District Office
1675 Wynne Road
February 8, 2014 – 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
1107 West Hudson Street
Rogers, AR 72756
February 15, 2014 – 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Grace Lutheran Church
9076 Middlebrook Pike
The session of 2.5 hours will be devoted to training on portions of the Treasurers' Manual with time reserved for specific questions and answers. It would be helpful for you to have a copy of the manual with you, either the CD on your laptop or a hard copy. There is no cost for you to attend.
1) Complete the attached registration form and return to the District Office; or
3) Online Here
I look forward to seeing you at one of the Treasurers' Workshops listed above.
Disaster Relief Efforts Continue; Your Help is Greatly Needed.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Because of you, your prayers and your gifts during the past 18 months, LCMS Disaster Response was equipped to support relief and human-care efforts following Superstorm Sandy; the Newtown school shooting and Boston marathon bombing; the Oklahoma tornados and explosion in West, Texas; and more recently the devastating wildfires and flash floods that struck Colorado. Thank you.
But I am writing today with an urgent appeal for your continued help!
Especially in light of the current situation in the central Philippines, there is still more work ahead. Our plan to help with typhoon-recovery work there will be on top of efforts to support LCMS congregations and districts with ongoing recovery and rebuilding efforts in their communities following a series of U.S. disasters. Our own congregations and districts are also looking to LCMS Disaster Response for critical financial assistance.
The amount of available LCMS disaster-relief funds is rapidly being drawn down to the point where we will soon have to make painful choices about the level of support we can offer to those who are asking for our help.Read more...