Check out the latest news from around the District: May 22, 2020 Servant to Servant
Loan Forgiveness: Treasury and SBA released the PPP loan forgiveness application. It includes details on how to fill out the form, calculation of the forgiveness amount, a summary of costs eligible for forgiveness, and a page of certifications. SBA will soon issue regulations and guidance to further assist borrowers completing forgiveness applications.
Recently the NCUA changed an important accounting rule regarding the administration of the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Since this change, LutheranFCU has become a recognized SBA partner and has received full authority to originate PPP loans.
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The 2020 Professional Church Workers Conference has been canceled.
Meet Holy Cross Lutheran Mission
Holy Cross Lutheran Mission is located in Hazelwood, a neighborhood of Pittsburgh. This community has gone through significant economic hardship but is preparing to see growth and expansion, and Holy Cross is excellently placed in the community to be part of that growth.
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The Dominican Republic Lutheran Mission (DRLM) is now 12 years old. Five missions have been planted in Santo Domingo and Santiago, which are the two largest cities, and five more are planned. Two Lutheran schools are functioning alongside those mission churches, with a growing number of students.
This summer my husband and I traveled to California to see our oldest grandchild graduate from high school. Like all grandparents, we beamed with pride as her name was called out at the graduation ceremony.
Why would a 78-year-old want to continue volunteering as Campus Ministry Director? Because I want to help even one student become a Christian this year.
I have recently been asked what produces a good campus ministry. From my experience two ingredients are essential. They are church members who are very friendly to college students, and Bible studies which teach the Gospel.
Something that is often encouraged during the annual stewardship drive by most congregations is for the members to look back and reflect over the past year to see how much God has blessed them. After making this assessment, the members are usually asked to consider increasing their giving for the following year accordingly, whenever possible. A goal often suggested is for members to stretch themselves to see if they can become tithers or ten percent givers. The question then becomes how can a church show its members that this is an attainable goal? The answer is simple. Set an example.
By Megan Uderian
By: Rev. Shadrach Katari, Missionary
By: Rev Robert Kieselowsky, Executive Director; Pastor: St. John Lutheran Springfield, PA and Logos Lutheran Philadelphia, PA
By Rev. Fred Gerlach, Pastor, Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church