MIB: Reconciling Planet Earth with the Word of Jesus Christ

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On November 11-13, 2016, Junior Youth from around the Southern District gathered at Twin Lakes Camp in Florence, MS, to see Men in Black. No – not Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, … Read more

Sewing to Provide Hope

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Women at Hope Lutheran Church in Santa Rosa Beach, FL, have been involved with three sewing projects this year. The first was making “HOPE” pillows for the graduating seniors who attended Baccalaureate held at Hope in May. The pillows were something they could take with them when they left for college, to serve as a daily reminder of their faith and hope for the future.

The second project started with asking VBS students to donate pillowcases for “Sundresses for Africa,” which they did with great enthusiasm! A July work day at the church, as well as homework for some women, yielded 118 dresses which were later hand delivered by a local agency to an orphanage in Africa. The dresses were received with excitement and delight by the girls there.

The third ministry involved making eight “Angel Wraps” donated to Sacred Heart Hospital’s Birthing Center in October, to be used when parents suffer the loss of their unborn child. Pastor Jason Scheler had the opportunity to bring the first one to the hospital to use as he comforted parents who had lost their child who had been in the womb for 35 weeks. The women at Hope are looking forward to their next sewing session together, which will be scheduled during snowbird season when even more experienced sewers will be on hand.

Trinity Lutheran Church Retires Mortgage



Trinity Lutheran Church in Meridian, MS, celebrated the retirement of its building program mortgage on September 18, 2016, during its 20th anniversary celebration. Read more

Food Pantry Receives Generous Donations

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Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church’s food pantry was blessed to receive two cash donations this past month to provide food for those in need. Read more

Blessing Others and Celebrating Life


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On July 30, 2016, the Board of Evangelism / Outreach at Jehovah Lutheran Church in Pensacola, FL, sponsored a back-to-school event for our neighbors in the Gonzalez Court Community. Nearly 100 children benefited from the school supply giveaway. All in attendance experienced a wonderful time. Everyone enjoyed the free food prepared by the men of Jehovah. The parents and children genuinely expressed their gratitude for the school supplies and food.

On September 11, Jehovah honored cancer survivors and grandparents. Members of the church wore pink to celebrate “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.” The children read poems about their grandparents during the children’s sermon. Refreshments were served in the fellowship hall to commemorate Pink Sunday and Grandparents Day.