NALC National Convention
Date: August 5, 2019 – August 9, 2019
Location: The Westin Indianapolis,
241 W Washington St.,Indianapolis, IN 46225
Go to www.theNALC.org to register or find a hotel later this year as details become available.
2019 Mid-Northeast Mission District Bible Bowll
Date of Competition: To Be Determined
Bible Books for Competition: Ephesians, Philippians, Galatians, and Colossians (ESV)
Lighthouse Lutheran Church, Freedom, PA
We welcome youth teams from other Mission Districts of the NALC to our friendly competition as youth strive to win the Melancthon Trophy. In addition, we welcome LCMC youth teams too!
Mission District Event
In"Tents" Youth Camp
July 15-19, 2019
St.Thomas Church Grove,
1341 Ridge Road, Hooversville, PA
See Youth Page for more information as it becomes available.
Quake Event - February 1-3, 2019 - Marriott Pittsburgh Airport
The 2019 Quake theme is Diverge. To live a life of Christ, we need to diverge from the ordinary roads of this world to follow the extraordinary path He created for us. This year's Bible verse is Romans 12:2.
Late registrations will cost $145.00. Besides registration the cost of hotel rooms is $203.00 for the two nights. Up to four people per room. Meals are not included, however, the Mid-Northeast Mission District has provided meals for Friday evening, Saturday lunch and dinner. We secure a large room for the youth of our mission district to gather. As in other years we will start Quake with a Tremor as we gather for food and fellowship before the main event kicks off. Several of our churches have sent youth in the past and we hope more will consider sending their your to this uplifting weekend this year. Type your paragraph here.
It's not too late to make plans to attend the NALC Life Conference at Trinity Lutheran Church in Warrenton, VA on January 17th. Visit thenalc.org/life to learn more.
The keynote speakers include:
Melissa Ohden is the survivor of a failed saline infusion abortion. Believing she was less than five months pregnant with Melissa in 1977, her birthmother attempted to abort her. Miraculously, the abortion did not succeed in ending Melissa's life. Although the doctors initially believed that she would not live past her infancy, and if she did, she would suffer from multiple disabilities throughout her lifetime, she was adopted into a loving home as an infant and she's not only survived, but thrived. As Melissa will be sharing with us her life, her story is so much more than one of survival. Melissa's testimony speaks to the beauty of God's grace in our lives, about the power of love, about hope and healing in the midst of grief and loss, and about the transformational power of forgiveness in answering God's call for your life. Melissa's perspective as an abortion survivor who has had contact with numerous members of her biological family, as a mother herself, highlights the intergenerational impact of abortion on families and communities. Fulfilling the purpose that she believes God set out for her when He saved her from the certain death of the abortion attempt, Melissa is truly a voice for the voiceless.
Mona Fuerstenau has been a disability advocate for over 30 years. A retired speech pathologist, parent of two very diverse young adults, champion of the marginalized and a lifelong Lutheran she brings vast experience to her current role as director of ministry partnerships for Bethesda Lutheran Communities. She views most of life through an asset based community development lens and firmly believes that all people have unique and necessary gifts and talents to share.
Her talk is entitled, Wonderfully Made and Indispensable: Everyone is necessary in the body of Christ, we have a lot of work to do! Mona will be sharing about why the new partnership in mission of Lutherans for Life and Bethesda Lutheran Communities makes so much sense. She will share her passion for Psalm 139:13-16, joined with her perspective on 1 Corinthians 12:22 and 1 Peter 4:10. She will also provide free resources for equipping your ministry to be life affirming for those with disabilities.
Rev. Dr. Dennis R. Di Mauro
NALC Life Ministries
Mid-Northeast Mission Districtof the NALC
March for Life
January 18, 2019 Washington D.C.