Monthly Resource Materials

October 2019

This Month’s Materials:

Parish Paper. The October 2019 issue of The Parish Paper. (Please note restrictions listed below on photocopying.)

Synod News. The Novermber 2019 issue of Synod News insert for congregation newsletters and/or bulletins is available in several versions, both monochrome and color, on the Synod News page of the website.

Roster Changes

The ELCA Youth Gathering is coming! While it is an AMAZING, life-changing event for many youth, it is also a HUGE investment, especially for small congregations who only have a small group of youth. Never fear! YoYoFa is forming a “1-2-3 of a Kind” Group of youth throughout  Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod who are from congregations that only have 1, 2, or 3 youth who would be able to attend. Informational sessions for youth, parents and pastors will be held throughout the synod in November. We will talk about cost, fundraising, travel plans, mini-retreats prior and more. More Information.


Restrictions on Photocopying:

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod’s purchase of a subscription to The Parish Paper includes:

  1. Permission to provide copies to our staff and the congregations within our jurisdiction in any of the following ways: E-mail, postal, newspaper, newsletter, meetings, training events, and our website.
  2. Permission for each congregation within our jurisdiction to (a) photocopy or electronically distribute for local use as many copies as it needs, (b) post them on its website, and (c) quote sentences and paragraphs.

Congregations within the Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod to which we distribute The Parish Paper do NOT have permission (a) to delete the copyright ownership notice on page 2; (b) to re-write, paraphrase, delete or change the wording of sentences and paragraphs; or (c) to give any third party—other than our staff and constituents—permission to photocopy or reprint (in any quantity, no matter how small, whether for free distribution or for sale).