Southeastern Synod ELCA


The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Congregational Hospitality – Part 4

January 22, 2019

In my last blog, we took a look at the bulletins and announcements from the four denominations/eight congregations of my sabbatical visits.  I bet you thought we’d never get to the actual worship!  ...

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Congregational Hospitality – Part 5

January 22, 2019

In this last blog, we’ve finally made it through the service of the four denominations/eight congregations I visited while on sabbatical.  Now it’s “home again, home, again, jiggity-jig”!  Let’s tie ...

Handwashing - A Very Special Gift!

December 04, 2018

Having just celebrated Thanksgiving, we are keenly aware of how fortunate we are to live in an area of the world that has modern amenities such as running water, electricity, and sanitation. Events ...

The 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht

November 02, 2018

On November 9 in 1938, a pogrom was carried out against Jews in Nazi Germany. This large scale attack was carried out by German Stormtroopers (paramilitary) in Berlin, and aided by German citizens. The night became known as Kristallnacht, or “The Night of Broken Glass.”


October 15, 2018

While researching what topic to cover in my November newsletter article I kept thinking about water. I guess water is on my mind because I have watched the news regarding the devastation from the ...

Qualified Charitable IRA Distributions

September 28, 2018

In this article, submitted by Mr. Lee Smith, Treasurer, ELCA Southeastern Synod, he discusses a potential tax break opportunity for those who are retired and over age 70½.

14 Simple Reasons Why I Get a Flu Shot Each Year

September 12, 2018

Each year at this time, I am compelled to write about the upcoming flu season and the prevailing need to get a yearly flu shot! This year is no exception because you and I know by now that every flu season is different and there is never any way to predict whether it is going to be a mild season or one that sends many individuals scurrying to the doctor for treatment of flu symptoms.

Immunizations! Protecting Your Family, Yourself and the Community!

July 27, 2018

The new school season is here and parents and children are rushing around to ensure that new school supplies, appropriate clothing, lunch bags, backpacks and other required school items are purchased and ready for the first day of school. With all the rushing, many parents are confronted with the fact that the children must have the dreaded “shots” before they are allowed to attend public school, daycare, and other care organizations.

National Women’s and Men’s Health Weeks!

June 18, 2018

As I am preparing this article on May 9, I am aware of at least five emails that I have already received this month regarding National Women’s Health Week, beginning this year on Mother’s Day. Since ...

Are You a Distracted Driver?

May 09, 2018

Deciding what health related topic to include in each month’s newsletter can sometimes be a challenge. After I wrote an article on recycling last month I realized that National Distracted Driving ...

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