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May
30
Tue
#HungerRide 2017 @ Metigoshe Christian Center to Grand Hotel, Minot
May 30 – Jun 1 all-day
The 2nd Annual #HungerRide will be held May 30 – June 1, 2017.   The route is TENTATIVELY set to start at the Christian Center at Lake Metigoshe and end at the Synod Assembly in Minot three days later.  Riders will visit area churches, stay with congregational members, and experience the majestic beauty of Western North Dakota!  Together we will raise awareness of hunger issues facing God’s people and funds to support ELCA World Hunger.  Riders may ride the full route or just a portion of the ride.  Join us, as together we work to eradicate world hunger and give our legs and hearts a great workout in the process!  If you are interested in biking, or in riding along (we need 1-2 volunteers to help haul supplies) please contact Lisa Plorin at (701) 768-2978 or  lisaplorin@yahoo.com.  There is no cost to participate and all riders will receive a free #HungerRide t-shirt!  Registration due by May 21st.
ELCA HungerRide @ Highways and Byways between Metigoshe Ministries and Minot, ND
May 30 – Jun 1 all-day

The Sending Team invites you to join us for the 2nd Annual #HungerRide, taking place May 30 – June 1, 2017.  Last year’s ride was a HUGE success and we’re excited to hit the road again with hopes of surpassing the money raised last year.  The route is TENTATIVELY set to start at the Christian Center at Lake Metigoshe and end at the Synod Assembly in Minot three days later.  Along the way, we will visit with area churches, stay with congregational members, and experience the majestic beauty of Western North Dakota!  Together we will raise awareness of hunger issues facing God’s people and funds to support ELCA World Hunger.  Riders may ride the full route or just a portion of the ride.  Join us, as together we work to eradicate world hunger and give our legs and hearts a great workout in the process!

If you are interested in biking, or in riding along (we need 1-2 volunteers to help haul supplies) please contact Lisa Plorin at (701) 768-2978 or lisaplorin@yahoo.com.  There is no cost to participate and all riders will receive a free #HungerRide t-shirt!  Registration due by May 21st.

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Parent Consent and Waiver Form for Youth Participant 

Jun
1
Thu
PreAssembly Workshop: In Faith, For Faith – Reclaiming the Heart of Salvation @ Grand Hotel
Jun 1 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Presenter: Dr. Samuel Giere
When: Thursday, June 1, 10:30 AM – 3 PM
Where : Grand Hotel, 1505 N Broadway
Cost: $15 (includes Lunch)
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2017 Mission Gala @ Christ Lutheran Church
Jun 1 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Dinner and Auction to benefit the Synod Mission Fund
When: Thursday, June 1, 5:30 PM

Where: Christ Lutheran Church,
502 17th St NW, Minot

Jun
2
Fri
2017 WND Synod Assembly @ Grand Hotel
Jun 2 @ 8:30 am – Jun 3 @ 3:30 pm

It’s time to start planning to attend the 2017 Synod Assembly coming up on June 2-3, at the Grand Hotel in Minot.  This year’s Assembly will commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation.  Our theme “Always Reforming: One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism” will guide our time together as we celebrate the gifts of Lutheran theology and life together since the Reformation and explore what God is calling us to as Lutheran churches on the prairie moving into the future.  Bible Study will be led by Wartburg Theological Seminary professor Samuel Giere, and Victoria Flood, Director of Mission Support for the ELCA will be our special guest.
All ELCA members are invited to attend this weekend full of lively worship, Bible Study, workshops and doing the work of the Synod.  Congregations may send voting members based on their baptized membership, but anyone else who is interested, may register as a visitor for a reduced rate of $75.  Visitors simply will not have voice or vote in the business proceedings, but the visitor registration includes lunches, banquet, and breaks and visitors may participate in all other aspects of the Assembly.   Register Now!

Jun
13
Tue
Women in Ministry Conversation – Bismarck @ Barnes and Noble Cafe'
Jun 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

This monthly gathering is intended to be a place of encouragement and support for women in ministry to meet one another and connect as we walk this walk in ministry.  Clergy, Program Staff, Diaconal Ministers, Associates In Ministry, and Deaconesses are all welcome to attend.

We meet in the Café at Barnes and Noble on the second Tuesday of every month.  We hope to meet you there.

Jun
22
Thu
Women in Ministry Conversation – Minot @ Barnes and Noble Cafe'
Jun 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

This monthly gathering is intended to be a place of encouragement and support for women in ministry to meet one another and connect as we walk this walk in ministry.  Clergy, Program Staff, Diaconal Ministers, Associates In Ministry, and Deaconesses are all welcome to attend.

We meet in the Café at Barnes and Noble on the fourth Thursday of every month.  We hope to meet you there.

Jun
23
Fri
Discerning God’s Call Retreat @ Camp of the Cross Ministries
Jun 23 @ 3:00 pm – Jun 24 @ 3:22 pm

Have you sensed God calling you to ministry in new ways, but are wondering what shape that ministry might take?

Join others who are wrestling with that same question for a retreat focused on Listening for God in a Noisy World.

With so many voices vying for our attention, how do you learn to listen to the voice of God? Matt O’Rear,  one of our ELCA Seminary staff,  will spend time sorting through some of the predominant voices competing for our attention – voices that stake a claim on who we should be, what we should value, and what makes us happy.  We will spend time thinking about the voice of God which lays claim on their lives and how following that call might help them find a sense of purpose, meaning, and even joy.

 This time together is designed to assist those who are wondering if God may be calling them to leadership in the church as a pastor, deacon or in other leadership role within their  own congregation or synod.  Bishop Mark Narum and staff will also be present for conversations about candidacy and opportunities to serve throughout the church.

This retreat is one of 3 which are being sponsored by the 9 ELCA Synods of North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota.  Similar retreats will be held in November, and in the Spring of 2018 at locations in Minnesota.  If you miss this one, you are welcome to attend one of those once the locations and dates are confirmed.

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Cost: $10 registration fee can be paid online or via check.

Participants will stay in the Camp of the Cross Ministries Retreat Center.  Sleeping accomodations are two people per room with shared bath/showers.  All linens are provided.

Please bring your Bible and any journaling or devotional materials that you like to use.

Jul
11
Tue
Women in Ministry Conversation – Bismarck @ Barnes and Noble Cafe'
Jul 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

This monthly gathering is intended to be a place of encouragement and support for women in ministry to meet one another and connect as we walk this walk in ministry.  Clergy, Program Staff, Diaconal Ministers, Associates In Ministry, and Deaconesses are all welcome to attend.

We meet in the Café at Barnes and Noble on the second Tuesday of every month.  We hope to meet you there.

Jul
21
Fri
Lutheran Men in Mission Bold Gathering @ Minneapolis City Center Hotel
Jul 21 – Jul 23 all-day

The BOLD Gathering is a weekend for men to come together to learn, to worship, and to be equipped to BOLDLY live out their faith!

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