Disaster Relief

District Responds to Hurricane Devastation in the Carolinas

Hurricane Florence may be a distant memory for those who don’t live in the Carolinas, but the remnants of its impact still exist. Heaps of debris litter yards, including old carpets, ruined furniture and downed trees. According to Pastor Jim Daub, from St. Paul Lutheran Church in Havelock, North Carolina, “The trees are a big… Read more »

Purdue and IU students join hands to help hurricane relief

University Lutheran Church at Purdue sent a team of students to Port Arthur, Texas in March 2018 to continue work on homes devastated by hurricane Harvey. Led by Rev. Justin Herman of West Lafayette, the intercollegiate team of Purdue and Indiana University students volunteered their spring break to help residents return to their homes. Purdue... Read more »

Our response to Harvey disaster

This morning, President Daniel May sent this letter to the churches of the Indiana District. Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth. 1 Jn 3:18 The pictures and news accounts of the devastation brought on by Hurricane Harvey are disheartening. We can only imagine the suffering… Read more »

28 Members on the IN-CIRT Team

Sixteen lay leaders and eleven pastors earned national certification for Critical Incidence Stress Management (CISM) after two full days with Trainer Dennis Potter on November 14-15 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Indianapolis. These 28 members of the Indiana District are not only certified, but also have committed to serving on Indiana District’s Critical Incidence… Read more »

Critical Incident Response Team

Indiana District’s Critical Incidence Response Team (IN-CIRT) is a Human Care service offered by the Indiana District to our Indiana District. 1. What is IN-CIRT? INdiana District – Critical Incidence Response Team was formed in 2003 to provide on-site assistance to LCMS pastors for the people of their congregations, schools and communities at the time… Read more »

Southern District Flooding Needs & Donations

Southeast Louisiana continues to work toward recovery following the massive flooding that devastated so many communities.  The Southern District has been, and will continue to be, involved in the recovery.  Those congregations who would like to assist in any way have several options: SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA CONGREGATIONS can donate bottled water and individually wrapped snacks to… Read more »

Orphan Grain Train Update

The Orphan Grain Train in Jonesville is celebrating it’s one year anniversary at its new location. They are always in need of volunteers, and you can read more about their wishes in the latest Orphan Grain Train newsletter here.

Lutheran Early Response Team (LERT)

The mission of the Lutheran Early Response Team is to provide teams of trained volunteers, serving our churches and communities as part of a disaster outreach ministry, assisting in a collaborated and coordinated response in cooperation and communication with the District Disaster Response Coordinators and Teams. The goal of the Lutheran Early Response Teams program… Read more »