Supporting the Community of Uvalde
Our sorrow and grief over the deaths of 21 people at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde are immeasurable. In this moment some of us are only able to sit with our emotions and reactions; know that you are not alone, and you are being held in prayer. If you are looking for ways to respond, please consider these suggestions:
Pray – There will be a service of prayer and wholeness at First Presbyterian Church in Uvalde today (May 25th) at 6:30 p.m. A link is not available right now, but watch their Facebook page for details. There are also a number of congregations in the SWT Synod holding prayer services. Check with your congregation or visit the synod’s Facebook page for announcements.
Donate blood – Book an appointment at University Health system in San Antonio, South Texas Blood and Tissue Center in San Antonio, New Braunfels, etc., or check other local outlets.
Donate funds – You can give to the SWT Synod Disaster Response Team electronically through our online giving page. Checks may be made to the SWT Synod Memo: Disaster Team and mailed to the synod office. We are grateful for your contributions which will be used locally as concrete needs are identified in the coming days.
Boundless Adventure - 2022 SWTX Youth Gathering, July 24-29
This trip will be a combination of service, learning, activity, fellowship and worship. All youth in high school from congregations within the Southwestern Texas Synod are invited. Faith Lutheran Church in Bellaire, TX will be our home base. We will be cooking and sleeping at the church. Service projects will be conducted in the morning time.
Learning, fellowship, fun and worship time will take place in the afternoon and evenings. All meals are included. More trip details to come.
Cost: $350 (by June 1st) Scholarships available. Transportation is the responsibility of each congregation.
Contact Denise Blomquist at email@example.com with questions. Click here to register or make a payment.
Synod Assembly Offering
Your gift to the 2022 synod assembly offering will impact vital ministries in the Southwestern Texas Synod and gets you a free download of the synod assembly theme song, "Got Good News" by Rev. Chris Steubing. The Evangelical Mission Endowment Fund currently provides sustaining financial support to ministries in our synod in vulnerable settings. Click here to donate. Click here to get the song. Watch the video to learn more!