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BOD business includes budget, convention prep

Preparations for the Synod convention are proceeding on schedule, and three major Synodwide initiatives are newly underway or soon to be.

Campus clips – Research, careers and recognition

News from LCMS colleges and universities.

LCEF Kaleidoscope Fund proposals now being accepted

The deadline to submit proposals is May 31.

Bethesda Auxiliary offering scholarships for seminarians, college students

Ten scholarships totaling $30,000 are available for individuals who plan to enhance the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

BNM updated on licensed lay deacons, stewardship and rural ministry

The LCMS Board for National Mission met Feb. 21–22 in St. Louis.

Register for church interpreter training by May 24

The training, set for June 13–16 at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., is open to students of all levels.

Movie review: ‘Unplanned’

“Unplanned” tells the true story of Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood director who becomes pro-life after witnessing an ultrasound-guided abortion.

In midst of flood heartaches, Lutherans offer help, hope

As the recovery begins, Missouri Synod Lutherans are reaching out to their hurting neighbors with food, shelter and the love of Christ.

‘Unplanned’: Pro-life advocate and author Abby Johnson talks about activism, faith and life

The movie “Unplanned,” based on Johnson’s book, opens in theaters across the country on March 29.

Campus clips – People, projects and lists

News from LCMS colleges and seminaries.

Nebraska, other states face historic flooding

On Thursday, March 21, Synod representatives will visit Nebraska to conduct an assessment of damage with the district president and other officials.

Registration open for 2019 Rural & Small Town Mission Conference

The conference is set for Nov. 14–16 in Minneapolis.

New preaching module studies ‘the baptized life’

The module offers both written and video resources and encourages pastors to spend time together in discussion and practice.

Three-time NBA champion Shaun Livingston remembers his Midwestern Lutheran roots

Livingston, who graduated from Concordia Lutheran School in Peoria, Ill., in 2000, was recently inducted into the Junior Achievement of Central Illinois Hall of Fame.

Bethesda to celebrate National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March

The month is an opportunity to support individuals with developmental disabilities, to spread awareness about the progress that has been made, and to reflect on what more can be done.

Council of Presidents signs Harrison’s abortion statement

The statement denounces recent actions of governors in New York and Illinois and affirms the Synod’s commitment to upholding the sanctity of life at all its stages.