CONGREGATIONAL NEWS & EVENTS
LCMS Ohio District
September 11, 2017

An updated listing of Reformation celebrations and events will be sent the week of September 18, 2017. 
To see all listings, go HERE
NORTHEAST REGION

You are invited to the "Spot the Spirit Workshop" with Rev. Dr. David Luecke at Reaping the Harvest Ministries, 11932 Lorain Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  A FREE light will be served at around 12:00 Noon. This workshop offers practical, personal application of our rich Lutheran theology of the Holy Spirit.  Through this workshop, participants will develop more spiritual excitement among your people, increase the effectiveness of your members' witness to others, and grow in the Spirit. This seminar is FREE, but please contact Reaping the Harvest at
216-912-8557 or e-mail: and let them know the number of people coming to the workshop!  Be sure to mark your calendar for this exciting event!

Unity Lutheran Church, 4542 Pearl Road in Cleveland, Ohio, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the dedication of their pipe organ on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 3:00 PM .  
CLICK HERE  for more information.
NORTH CENTRAL REGION
 
Starting September 11, 2017 at 6:00 PM, Hope Lutheran Church in Akron, Ohio will be hosting our fall session of Financial Peace University. Financial Peace University is a Biblical based nine-lesson money class that will teach you step-by-step ways to create a budget, pay off debt, spend wisely, save for the future, give generously and so much more. To register for the class please visit:
https://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/classes/1044815
For more information about the class and to purchase a kit, visit our website at: https://hopelcmsakron.org/financial-peace-university/

Rev. Farrukh Kahn will hold a workshop on  Saturday, September 16, 2017,  from 12:30-4:30 PM at
St. Mark Lutheran Church, 1330 N. Carpenter Road in Brunswick, Ohio. This is a FREE event and includes refreshments.  Get details 
HERE

Lutheran Campus Ministries of Kent is blessed to serve the university community of Kent State, including all students, faculty, and staff.  Know of a Kent State student? Please contact Rev. JJ Voelker at (330) 808-1244 or with the students name and contact information and give our information to the students. 

Women's Retreat at  Faith Lutheran Church, 2265 Garden Drive, Avon, Ohio , will be held on  Saturday, October 14, 2017 .  See  FLYER

SOUTHWEST REGION
 
Bethlehem Lutheran Church and School in Fairborn, Ohio installed Rev. Keith Witte as their new pastor August 27, 2017. We give thanks to the Lord for placing Pastor Witte at Bethlehem-Fairborn and pray that He would graciously continue to work through pastor, the school and the church to be a light unto the community, reaching out with the Good News of salvation in Jesus Christ.  

SOUTHEAST REGION
 
A group of Columbus Lutherans is looking to encourage others to become aware of the Human Trafficking issue. They are trying to understand which other Lutherans are already involved.  Please drop an e-mail to Rev. John Hohe of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Powell OH at: