Synod Assembly Offering
THANK YOU to all who participated in the 2021 Synod Assembly Tshirt Fundraiser!
With a grand total of 60 tshirts purchased (and extra donations) we have exceeded our goal and successfully raised $640 which will be divided between the John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation and the ELCA World Hunger Appeal.
If you weren't able to make a donation during the fundraiser don't worry! You can still donate by clicking the link HERE!
Founded in 2007, the vision of the John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation in Tulsa is to transform the bitterness and mistrust caused by years of racial division and violence into a hopeful future of reconciliation and cooperation for Tulsa and the nation.
In the spirit of John Hope Franklin (1915-2009), American historian and educator noted for his scholarly reappraisal of the American Civil War era and the importance of the black struggle in shaping modern American identity, the Center puts God’s grace in motion by promoting reconciliation and generating trust through scholarly work and constructive community engagement. During this year when we mark the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre we support the work of the Center. A number of ELCA members from Prince of Peace in Tulsa were instrumental in founding the Center and continue to be involved in its leadership.
During this year of COVID-19, the ELCA World Hunger appeal has supported critical food ministries both domestically and internationally as the economic impact of the pandemic has made it difficult for many people to adequately feed themselves and their families.
Domestically, the Hunger Appeal accompanies and assists ELCA congregations, social ministry organizations and grassroots community-based nonprofits that address poverty, hunger and related social justice issues. Several congregations in our synod have received grants to help support their food programs. Working together our offerings help put God’s grace in motion by helping to feed and support hungry people at home and abroad.