Atlantic District

Lecakes re-elected president of Atlantic District

The Rev. Derek Lecakes of Bayside, N.Y., was elected to his second term as president of the LCMS Atlantic District at the district’s 60th convention, held June 8–9 in Bronxville, N.Y.

Black convocation to offer ‘inspiring, helpful’ sessions

Registration is open for the 2017 LCMS Lutherans in Black Ministry Family Convocation, set for July 12-16 in Birmingham, Ala.

Atlantic District delegates elect Lecakes president

The Rev. Derek G. Lecakes of Niskayuna, N.Y., will succeed the Rev. Dr. David Benke as the district’s new president.

Former Atlantic District President Ronald Fink dies

Fink, 77, died Dec. 27 at his home in Drums, Pa.

Liberian pastor spearheads project to aid Ebola victims

The first $25,000 in food and water was set for distribution in December in Liberia. Another $75,000 in aid is planned.

Mercy center opens in high-crime area of New York

The new “Hope and a Prayer Center by the Sea” provides pastoral care, counseling, after-school programs, literacy training and food programs to a hurting community in the name of Christ.

International representatives spiritually prepare for disaster

The LCMS International Disaster Response Conference involves 170 pastors and lay leaders from five continents.

Disaster Response ‘touches lives with Gospel of hope’

It may seem like devastating tragedies are never-ending, but there’s a light in the darkness: LCMS Disaster Response is there, “reaching out with caring and compassion in the name of Christ.”

Showing Mercy Through Housing

Nazareth Homes in St. Louis’ College Hill neighborhood is the latest neighborhood transformation by LCMS National Housing Support Corp., or Lutheran Housing Support (LHS) — one of only a few faith-based housing organizations in the United States. LHS aims to restore and revitalize neighborhoods that are anchored by LCMS congregations actively engaged in collaborative mercy.

Disastergram: Superstorm Sandy

In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, people all across our Synod are joining hands to touch hurting lives with Christ’s compassionate care. Urgent pleas for material, financial and spiritual resources are being met across the stricken Northeast.