Bishop Eaton's November Column: "Spruce up our spiritual house"
Bishop Eaton's November column for The Lutheran is here!
"'I’m spiritual, not religious.' How many times have we heard that, usually from people who consider their unchurched status a mark of honor. When I heard this as a parish pastor, I became frustrated, especially when folks waxed lyrical about a spiritual experience engendered from contemplating the beauty of a mountaintop. This was perplexing because I served in Ohio. There are no mountains. I was tempted to dismiss it as laziness. But now I think they are on to something."
Get Moving initiative extended!
This Fall, the Saint Paul Area Synod launched a brand-new pro-wellness initiative to encourage our rostered leaders to Get Moving!
Starting Sept. 15, rostered leaders may apply for one of two mini grants to put towards their personal fitness goals. The deadline for applications is November 3rd!
For more information on the grants and how to apply, click here.
2014 Bishop's Theological Conference: Ponder anew
The 2014 Bishop's Theological Conference will be held October 26-28, 2014 at the Heartwood Conference Center in Trego, Wis. To ponder means to examine an issue or an idea from a variety of perspectives. During her first year as bishop, Bishop Lull invites rostered leaders in the synod to join in a time of discovery by looking at our faith practices and the world in which we live from every possible angle and perspective.