This year the ELCA is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Women being ordained to serve in Ministries of Word and Sacrament. We also realize there are many women in Central Florida who struggle with day to day safety, shelter, and self-reliance.
Our synod service project this year is two-fold:
- MONEY for the Seminary Scholarship Fund, which will be designated for the women seminarians. We accept coinage (y’all have gotten the hang of the “noisy offerings!”), dollar bills, and checks made out to the Florida-Bahamas Synod/Seminarian Fund.
- ITEMS for Harbor House of Central Florida, a non-profit state-certified domestic violence shelter near Orlando. Harbor House provides a 110-bed safe shelter for women, children, and men, a 24-hour confidential crisis hotline, counseling and legal advocacy for survivors of domestic abuse and their children, and more. We encourage each congregation to gather items listed below (by conference).