Our Assembly offering this year will be designated for “Always Being Made New: The Campaign for the ELCA.” This five-year campaign of the ELCA seeks to raise $198 million in support of new and expanded churchwide ministries around the world. Our gifts will help our church grow in communities of faith, form new leaders, welcome our neighbors, overcome malaria, confront hunger and poverty, accompany our global churches, and so much more.
This year, Bishop Jeffrey Clements is challenging every congregation in the Northern Illinois Synod to make a donation to this campaign in an effort to raise $10,000. Please ask your congregation to designate a dollar amount for this campaign over and above regular Mission Support, invite individuals from the congregation to donate, or hold a special fund-raising activity that will not only raise funds for this good cause, but will create awareness for the ways that our church affects lives around the world in a positive way.
Congregational (and individual) checks may be given as offerings at the Synod Assembly’s closing worship service on Saturday, June 15, 1:00 p.m. Online donations will also be accepted.