The event served as an opportunity for "LCMC-ers" from all over the world to connect with one another, and reflect on this year's theme, "The Grace of Giving".
Additionally, the association welcomed one new member to the Board of Trustees and two new members to the Ministry Board, established two new online discussion groups, and announced the details for its next two events.
Board of Trustees & Ministry Board
Rev. Julie Smith of Springfield, MN was elected to the LCMC Board of Trustees. Newly appointed to the LCMC Ministry Board were Rev. Paul Owens of New Braunfels, TX and Rev. Sally Gausmann of York, PA. (View Board & Staff Page)
New Online Discussion Groups
To help make it easier for those in LCMC who face similar challenges to be able to connect with one another, two new discussion groups were established via Facebook last month.
LCMC: The Next Generation was created by a group of LCMC pastors and leaders in their 20s and 30s during this year's Annual Gathering as a place for young adults in LCMC to connect with one another, share resources, offer prayer and support, and plan activities.
LCMC Clergy Spouses is a discussion group which offers a place for the clergy spouses of LCMC to come together for prayer and support.
Three Days of Prayer
In his State of the Association speech, Rev. Mark Vander Tuig announced that our next association-wide event, Three Days of Prayer, will take place from January 7-9, 2014.
2014 Annual Gathering
The details for LCMC's 14th Annual Gathering, "Defending the Faith", were also announced. The event will take place from October 5-8, 2014 at the Polk County Convention Complex in Des Moines, IA and feature a special meal packaging service project.
"Our hope is to get 1,000 people to package meals on Tuesday night during our gathering," Rev. Mark Vander Tuig said. "If we can do this, we could package 400,000 meals together in two hours." To achieve this goal, we will need to raise $80,000 for supplies and shipping. (Read More...)
Videos & Photos
Photo galleries, video presentations and downloadable copies of our past and present Annual Gathering Books can be found by visiting our Media & Downloads page.
As always, we plan to have videos of our 2013 Annual Gathering speakers available here later this winter. Log in to add a comment
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