LCMS Ohio District                                                                                                              December 1, 2017
Mission Ministry

Read the most recent LCMS StewardCAST article entitled,
"Prepositional Stewardship"

Youth Ministry
The Junior High Youth Gathering, March 9-11, 2018, will feature Ben Glenn, the Chalk Guy and musical group "Bread of Stone". Read more

Charitable Giving
Read the December 2017 Gift Planning Article entitled, "Giving is God's Business"
Today's teens want to be involved! Today's teens care about others! Today's teens love Jesus! The Ohio District Youth Ministry Team is in search of a few teenagers to fill the positions on the Team of those who will graduate in 2018. The nominees must be a sophomore or junior in high school at this time.
Nominations are open NOW!  Nominations will close on January 1, 2018. For more information and to download the form, CLICK HERE

Get $20,000 to become a church worker in the LCMS!
Is God calling you into church work in the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod? Are you concerned about how you are going to pay for the high cost of college?
At Concordia University-Irvine, we value the formation of future leaders for our church.  Therefore, we are pleased to announce that starting with the 2018-2019 school year, we are offering qualified church work students a guaranteed total of $20,000 in institutional aid per year, plus a housing grant.
To start the application process, go to . To learn more about the church vocations scholarship, who is qualified, and additional application requirements for church work programs, go to

Read the most recent article from Concordia Center for the Family entitled, "So Lost" 

Check out the December 2017 article from LCMS Rural and Small Town Mission, "Standing on our Heritage"  HERE

The Congregational News & Events December newsletter will be sent the week of December 11th.  This will be the only CN&E published in December this year as the Ohio District office will be closed the week of December 25-29, 2017  in observance of the Christmas holiday. 
Articles submitted after December 15th for Congregational News & Events will be published the week of January 8th. Thank you!