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Empowerment Center, including Lutheran Hope Center, opens at Ferguson’s ‘ground zero’

LCMS missionary Rev. Micah Glenn and the Lutheran Hope Center are based there, along with community partners.

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Lutheran Hope Center, Community Empowerment Center of Ferguson – Grand Opening on July 26

ST. LOUIS — The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) will have clergy on hand representing the Lutheran Hope Center, part of the Community Empowerment Center of Ferguson, during the grand opening of the new facility which begins 10 a.m. July 26 at 9420 West Florissant Ave.

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Rev. Bart Day accepts call to be Lutheran Church Extension Fund CEO and president

The Rev. Bart Day, executive director of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod’s Office of National Mission, has accepted a call to become President and CEO of the Lutheran Church Extension Fund.

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The Rev. Bart Day, executive director of the LCMS Office of National Mission, will begin serving Sept. 1 as president and CEO of Lutheran Church Extension Fund. (LCMS/Erik M. Lunsford)

Day to succeed Robertson as LCEF president, CEO

The Rev. Bart Day begins work Sept. 1 in the Lutheran Church Extension Fund post, succeeding Rich Robertson, who retires Oct. 1.

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The Rev. Brian Bucklew and his family enjoy some much-needed time at Disney’s Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Fla., as part of the disaster-victim respite care offered by LCMS Disaster Response and the LCMS Florida-Georgia District. A May 10, 2015, tornado destroyed the church building and parsonage of Zion Lutheran Church in Delmont, S.D. — one of two congregations where he is pastor. (Jennifer Bucklew)

Partnership provides respite after disasters

LCMS Disaster Response and the Florida-Georgia District work together to provide respite, counseling and aftercare for pastors and their families following catastrophic events.

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Jan H. Simmons, president of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League’s English District, right, poses for a photo with her daughter, Jenna Hunter, who attended her first LWML convention when she was just 4 months old. Hunter, now 26 and married, will attend the auxiliary’s 75th Anniversary Convention in Albuquerque, N.M., as a Young Woman Representative. (Courtesy of Simmons family)

LWML convention offers family-friendly events

The 75th Anniversary Convention of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League — June 22-25 in Albuquerque, N.M. — offers events and programs for all family members.

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