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Concordia University System schools develop new programs, partnerships

Several CUS schools are also reporting upturns in fall enrollment.

Movie review: ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” the second Harry Potter prequel in the Fantastic Beasts series, attempts but ultimately fails to conjure the magic of the original Harry Potter series.

December ‘Lutheran Witness’ celebrates — and possibly ruins? — Christmas

Among other topics, the issue considers how Christians’ observance of Christmas may sometimes serve to distract rather than enrich their celebration of Christ’s birth.

Volunteers needed to decorate Rose Parade float

Volunteer “Petal Pushers” will decorate the Lutheran Hour Ministries float and eight others in the annual New Year’s Day parade.

New wellness webpage offers resources for church workers

One of the seven mission priorities of the LCMS Board for National Mission is to “promote and nurture the spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being of pastors and professional church workers.”

Oldenettel named ‘National Distinguished Principal’

Dawn Oldenettel, principal of St. John’s Lutheran School in West Bend, Wis., received the award in October in Washington, D.C.

At 150 years old, CPH ‘very much alive’

On Sept. 11, Concordia Publishing House kicked off a yearlong celebration of its founding in 1869 by C.F.W. Walther.

Share it! – Ideas for observing Thanksgiving

Answers to the question, “Does your church or school do anything special to observe Thanksgiving?”

Campus Clips – Butterflies, health and honors

News from the Concordia University System.

LCMS church lost to fast-moving California wildfire

The fast-moving “Camp Fire” in Northern California has engulfed some 90,000 acres, causing at least nine confirmed fatalities and the destruction of 6,713 structures in the approximately 27,000-resident town of Paradise.

Boards and Business – COP, BIM, BNM hold fall meetings

Meeting in St. Louis, the groups addressed pertinent topics, heard reports and reviewed policies.

Lutherans For Life celebrates 40th anniversary at annual conference

The theme of the conference, held Oct. 12-13 in St. Louis, was “From Age to Age the Same,” a paraphrase of Is. 46:4.

Stohs receives first Henry F. Wind Award for work in Specialized Pastoral Ministry

The award recognizes outstanding leadership in the areas of advocating and promoting chaplaincy, pastoral counseling and/or clinical pastoral education.

CPH Fall Sale
CPH ‘Fall Warehouse Sale’ set for Nov. 2–5; ‘Music Presale’ begins Oct. 31

Shop online or in person for special savings on more than 2,100 books, gifts, church supplies and education and music resources from Concordia Publishing House.

Global Mission Fund gifts can be doubled in November

This matching opportunity means that as much as $352,937 — received in just one month — could go toward bringing people all over the world into contact with the life-saving Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Reporter in ‘Gosnell’ movie based on LCMS member Mollie Ziegler Hemingway

Hemingway played a key journalistic role in bringing the Gosnell case to national attention.