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The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s commitment to supporting people who live with chronic hunger and poverty around the corner and around the world is carried out by ELCA World Hunger through relief, development, education and advocacy.

Join the Lenten Journey here in our New England Synod!

This is a special opportunity for us to come together to lift up the church’s hunger & poverty ministry of our ELCA World Hunger Program.

During 2017, the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we will make connections between faith, worship & justice – central teachings of Martin Luther. His concern for the poor & his sharp rebuke of economic injustice laid the foundation for us today to see the many ways our faith calls us to strive for justice in our world. Luther’s call for economic justice is more pressing today than ever.

Today 1 in 9 people face hunger; 1 in 7 live in extreme poverty. As members of the ELCA, we are called to respond. We must look toward the future of this church together and boldly respond to the needs of the world.

We invite you and your congregation to pray, act and hope that through economic life and justice there will be sufficient, sustainable livelihood for all. Our gifts to ELCA World Hunger will help our global family access opportunities & earn a fair, sustainable living with dignity. You can support ELCA World Hunger by giving money to your church with “ELCA WH Lent” in the memo line of your check. Congregations then can send the money from the church to ELCA, PO Box 1809, Merrifield, VA 22116-8009 or to our New England Synod - ELCA, 20 Upland St., Worcester, MA 01607-1624.

There are a variety of resources to help you & your congregation on your Lenten Journey. You can order these materials through ELCA World Hunger

or by calling 1-800 638 3522. Most items are free with shipping included. Some items are downloadable. The following materials might be specifically considered:

 


Resources

Order Free World Hunger Resources with no shipping charges.

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Learn more about ELCA World Hunger

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We also invite you to check out the ELCA's World Hunger Video Series, which is a series of shorts that "are perfect to show during Sunday morning offerings, temple talks, adult forums and youth group gatherings."

WATCH THE VIDEO SERIES


If you have questions or need help with this World Hunger effort, please contact Pastor David Rinas or Doreen Rinas.

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Resources

Order Free World Hunger Resources with no shipping charges.

Order Now

Learn more about ELCA World Hunger

Learn More

We also invite you to check out the ELCA's World Hunger Video Series, which is a series of shorts that "are perfect to show during Sunday morning offerings, temple talks, adult forums and youth group gatherings."

WATCH THE VIDEO SERIES


If you have questions or need help with this Synod World Hunger effort, please contact Pastor David Rinas or Doreen Rinas.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   (978) 256-6300

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   (978) 433-2645