FROM THE OFFICE OF THE BISHOP
FYI - Pastor Keith will be participating in the Event at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, FT Lauderdale, which is the closest video conferencing congregation to Trinity. Please leave a message at the office if you desire to carpool with folks
October 30, 2009
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Since our 2009 Churchwide Assembly, there has been much communication shared by individuals and groups across our church and country relative to actions of the assembly. Particular interest is being expressed regarding the decisions related to the Social Statement on Human Sexuality and the ministry policies. Many folks are confused about what decisions were made and wonder how the decisions will affect themselves or their congregations.
Next Thursday evening, November 5, at 7 pm, we invite you to join us for a webcast that we are calling "Being Church Together". The vice president of our synod, Cheryl Stuart, and I will talk about our mission together as God’s people, as well as reflect with you on the actions of the Churchwide Assembly. We'll explore how we live together in Christ Jesus even in the midst of disagreements.
You are invited to attend any one of the 20 webcast locations around our synod. You may visit the synod web page at www.fbsynod.com/webcast to register at the location that is most convenient for you. There will also be opportunity for shared conversation at each of the sites. At the conclusion of our time together, we will share in a brief service of Holy Communion that will be led by local pastors.
It is my hope that by using technology, we will continue to find new ways to connect with the people of our synod on issues of interest and concern. Cheryl and I look forward to being with you through this webcast next Thursday evening. All are welcome!
In Christ and His Love,
Edward R. Benoway, Bishop
Florida-Bahamas Synod, ELCA