Disaster Relief

CARES Act letter from the Indiana District

The Indiana District has issued a letter concerning the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act.). Click here to download the letter. “Congress passed and the President signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) with the purpose of providing small businesses needed funds to survive the current… Read more »

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 »

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.