Human Care

Facts about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

Many in our District have been asking about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). According to the U.S. Department of Labor, “FFCRA will help the United States combat and defeat COVID-19 by giving all American businesses with fewer than 500 employees funds to provide employees with paid leave, either for the employee’s own health… Read more »

Concordia Plan offers COVID-19 resources

Concordia Plan Services has shared the following message with plan participants: “With the current situation, you may be feeling anxious about your Concordia Retirement Savings Plan investments and Concordia Retirement Plan pension benefits. While we could not predict the current market situation, we are prepared for it. We have diligently planned for all potential market… Read more »

Resources from Bethesda – My Faith in Action!

Many people we support at Bethesda tell us being part of a local church community is important. Unfortunately, it can be challenging for caregivers and congregation members to support people with disabilities as they explore their faith. We use our  My Faith in Action Plan Workbook to learn about each person’s church of choice and… Read more »

Discovering Faith Video – Alana’s Journey to Confirmation

Seven years ago when Kim Trombley, now vice president of Religious Life for Bethesda, asked a young woman supported by Bethesda named Alana if she was interested in attending church. Alana’s answer was surprising: “What is church?” Since then, Alana has become engaged in the life of her church and was recently confirmed in her… Read more »

My Father’s Faith

President Dan May reflects on his father’s orphan experience, and the faith that saw him through all trials When everything else fails or falls away, the church can become a powerful, strengthening force. Perhaps no one knew this fact better than Henry May, father of LCMS Indiana District president Dan May. Orphaned at age seven,… Read more »

Selfless Love

“She loved me so much that she wanted me to have the best life possible.” That’s how Rev. Matthew J. Wietfeldt describes his birth mother, Chris, who placed him for adoption over two decades ago. Through that one selfless act, Chris not only gave Matt life but opened up a world of opportunities for him… Read more »

Senior Ministry Task Force

It's exciting to hear that the average age of the lifespan of an American continues to rise.  As a pastor, you are most likely noticing that in your church records and the grey hair in your pews.  We quickly come to the realization that seniors offer us a unique set of opportunities for ministry.  That's... Read more »

A Tradition Continues

District office makes Christmas a little brighter for Lutheran Social Services’ clients For years, the Indiana District-LCMS staff has sponsored a family through the annual Christmas Family Program with Lutheran Social Services of Indiana (LSSI). This year was no exception, with one slight change. Rather than adopting just one family and purchasing items on that family’s… Read more »