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Global Mission

Welcome to the Florida-Bahamas Synod Webpage for Global Mission!

Lenten Devotional 2018 (this Lent devotional is a gift from our partners in the Lutheran Church in Guyana)

Facts about FB Synod Global Mission Committee and Program           ELCA World Hunger                  Latin America-Caribbean Consultation in Lima, Peru, November 9-14, 2016

Our Companions in Mission


If you would like more information about this committee, please contact PJ May at for more information.

FBS Global Mission Committee Photo Directory (6.2018)

Updated GMC roster (JANUARY 2019)

Global Mission Sunday–October 6, 2019

Sunday, October 6th (the first Sunday in October), has been set aside by Bishop Suarez to bring attention to Global Mission, our Companion Churches and seminary, and our partnership work together.

WHY?  Projects and programs of the Synod’s Global Mission Committee are not funded by the Florida Bahamas Synod budget.  The Global Mission Committee seeks to raise awareness and money for supporting projects presented to us by our companion relationships.

WHO? The Global Mission Special Projects fund supports four Companion Churches – Cuba, Haiti, Guyana, Suriname, and the Union Theological College of the West Indies in Jamaica.

WHERE will the money raised go?

  • To provide for bringing companion church representatives to Synod Assembly and the Lake Yale WELCA Conference
  • Help to cover the costs for the tri-annual Caribbean Consultation
  • Support the International Companion Program that brings a youth from a companion church to attend ELCA Youth Gatherings
  • Cover projects that do not fall under a specific companion church category or do not have a designated funding source.

Can my church collect money for the Global Missions Fund on another Sunday?

Yes!  Of course.  However, we are asking that all donations for Global Mission be sent in by Nov. 18, 2019.

Where do we send the collections?

Florida Bahamas Synod Office – 3838 W. Cypress Street, Tampa, FL  33607  Attn: Kim Raymond

How do we designate the Global Mission Sunday funds?

Note it on the MEMO line:  FB Synod Global Mission – Global Mission Sunday

Can I designate THRIVENT Choice Dollars?

Absolutely!!  Designate your THRIVENT Choice Dollars online to the FB Synod and then send an email to Kim Raymond ( stating that you want your designated Choice Dollars to go to Global Mission.

Global Mission Fund-Day Ideas

  • Have Sunday School, Bible study class, or Youth Group do display on one or more of our companions – Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Guyana and Suriname
  • Include music from our companion countries (or other countries) in worship service
  • Lift up our companions and the Synod Global Mission committee in the prayer of the church
  • Have a luncheon or social hour following worship to include foods from our companion countries
  • Apply for Thrivent Action Team project and get $250 to buy foods for a luncheon or social hour and have people donate money that would go to Global Mission Special Projects Fund
  • Take up a special collection for Global Mission Special Projects, or a companion project (please contact PJ May for ideas)
  • Invite a former YAGM to do a presentation

Speak with your pastor, church council, worship & music committee or others to start planning now for your congregation and/or conference to increase awareness and keep Global Mission ALIVE