Upcoming National ELCA Meeting
Representatives from ELCA member congregations all across the country (including Saint Stephen), as well as ELCA offices, projects, and ministries, will converge on Milwaukee WI next month for a periodic national Assembly.
Given the "preview" of the current status of the ELCA, as well as the direction of its focus for the future (both provided by outgoing ELCA Head Bishop Miller at the Metro Chicago Synod Assembly meeting earlier this year), we can expect to see officially-sanctioned change in some doctrinal positions, as well as a strong re-commitment to several growing "Social Justice" issues.
We look forward to a review of this Assembly by Pastor Rebecca, discussing not only the major decisions but how they relate to our congregation... especially when applied to the results of the Congregational Assessment Tool (C.A.T.) survey we completed last year.