Hammonasset (or Hammo, for short), is the New England Synod's premier youth gathering, which takes place each year in early September. Dates for this year's gathering are September 6-8; and registration closes on August 15.
Hammo is finally going Back to the Beach! For 3 years while Hammonasset State Park has undergone renovations, we gathered in the mountains and on the shores of Lake Ossipee at Camp Calumet. Those renovations are now complete and we couldn't be more excited to return to the place that Hammo got its start...Hammonasset State Park in CT. Water and sand are prevalent throughout the Bible--creation, calling of the disciples, calming the storm. Let's reflect on our creation, calling, and storms in our lives. We hope you join us for what's going to be an awesome weekend full of friendship, faith, and tons of fun!
Registration deadline for this year's School of Lay Ministry cohort is August 15. For details on curriculum, finances and registration, please go to https://www.nelutherans.org/resources/schooloflayministry
Lutherans in Mission Creates the Handschumacher Fund
Lutherans in Mission of Greater New Haven is pleased to announce the creation of the Handschumacher Fund in honor of Robert J. Handschumacher who was a tireless volunteer at our property on Davenport Ave., New Haven, CT. Two of Bob’s passions were urban ministry and environmental/green causes. The purpose of this fund will be to sponsors projects in these areas.
GUARDIAN ANGELS: Looking for an opportunity to help migrant youth? Consider this. An ELCA AMMPARO program, “Guardian Angels,” offers physical, spiritual and emotional accompaniment of migrant minors & their families. The Synod’s Immigration & Refugee Task Force hopes to start a program at Hartford’s immigration court. Two volunteers, one using Spanish-speaking skills, and the other, note taking skills, will work together. They will talk with migrants & their families before their court time and then be in the courtroom. It’s been found that with “Guardian Angels” present, judges & officials treat the young person with more respect.
Forward Leadership Community application deadline is September 30 for the 2020 cohort.