Please join others from around the Southeastern Iowa Synod for the event, “Nurturing Hope in Bethlehem and the West Bank: A Day with The Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb and the Bright Stars of Bethlehem” on Friday, February 23 at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Ames. Come learn about the current events in the Holy Land and how we are called to nurture hope for peace, not walls, for all peoples. The event is scheduled to begin at 9:00A.M. and will last until 4:00P.M. This is a special opportunity to welcome a world leader and fellow Lutheran pastor and bishop whose ministry is making for peace for all people in the Holy Land. More details including a detailed biography on Dr. Raheb can be found on the Southeastern Iowa Synod website at: www.seiasynod.org/ministries/peace-not-walls/
Join others from congregations around the Southeastern Iowa Synod for a day of workshops given by real people making a difference in their community. You are invited to join others from our synod at the annual mission event titled, “Get ideas. Be inspired. Renew the church.” This year’s workshops include topics such as: Cross-generational ministries, Grief Ministry, Digital Ministry, Men’s Ministry, Congregational leaders, and more! Times for this event will be from 9 AM till 2 PM. The event will be held at First Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids on Saturday, February 24. Please join Pastor Steve and others from Zion Lutheran! Ready to go? Let Dave Starkweather or Pastor Steve know.