ELCA World Hunger Appeal
More than 820 million people – that’s about 11 percent of people in our world today – are hungry. As members of the ELCA, we are called to respond. We are a church that rolls up our sleeves and gets to work.
Working with and through our congregations, in the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Lutheran churches overseas and other partners, ELCA World Hunger is uniquely positioned to reach communities in need. From health clinics to microloans, water wells to animal husbandry, community meals to advocacy, your gifts to ELCA World Hunger make it possible for the ELCA to respond, supporting sustainable solutions that get at the root causes of hunger and poverty.
Chapter III, item 13, from Other Resolutions of Ongoing Impact, Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod, ELCA states: “A special offering to benefit the ELCA’s World Hunger Appeal shall be received at the annual Synod Assembly.” Please click on the button below to make your contribution. You will find the World Hunger Appeal line near the middle of the Donate Online page.
Rev. Dr. Samuel & Linda Zeiser
Fund for Leaders Scholarship
At their meeting on March 2, 2020 Synod Council adopted the following resolution: “That the Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod establish a fund to be named the Samuel and Linda Zeiser Fund for Leaders Endowment, having a goal of at least $25,000 and with the intent that this named endowment provide scholarship assistance though the Fund for Leaders to persons studying for ordained ministry and that permission be given to solicit contributions to this fund from individuals and congregations of the synod.”
The ELCA Fund for Leaders is the scholarship program of our church supporting future leaders of tremendous promise studying at one of the seven seminaries of the ELCA to become pastors or deacons in the church. By making seminary more affordable, this Fund enables more future ministers to go to seminary and helps them graduate with less debt, empowering those whom God calls into ministry to go and serve as the church needs and the Holy Spirit leads.
Please click on the button below to make your contribution. You will find the Scholarship Fund line near the middle of the Donate Online page.