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Archive for January, 2010

Thank you for supporting ELM in 2009!

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

What are ELM Donors Saying at the end of 2009?

Here’s snapshot of a few of the great messages I’ve been receiving the past few days as we receive many end of the year donations. The money we raise goes to support ministry by openly lesbian, bisexual, transgender and gay pastors. Thank you to all our wonderful supporters!

“I am grateful to be able to support the wonderful work this organization does.”

“ELM has done stellar work.”

“Thank you for all you do.”

“Thank you for your ministry among us!”

“We’re so happy to be able to support ELM. Keep up the terrific work!”

“We are so pleased and excited about the wonderful things that Eric and Kyle are doing at St. Luke’s.”

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We are looking forward to 2010!

ELM roster member’s sermon on Beatitudes Society blog

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

ELM roster member and Co-chair Rev. Erik Christensen of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Logan Square (Chicago, IL) sermon is featured on the Beatitudes Society’s blog. The Beatitudes Society develops and sustains a national network of emerging Christian leaders and provides leadership development resources.

Read the article on his sermon here.

Congratulations Erik!

Bishop Mark Hanson Speaks out on Ugandan Bill

Friday, January 8th, 2010

This was just released by the ELCA press office.

ELCA Presiding Bishop Addresses Proposed Uganda Homosexuality Law
CHICAGO (ELCA) — The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
is “gravely concerned” about a proposed anti-homosexuality bill under discussion
in Uganda, wrote the Rev. Mark S. Hanson in a January 8 letter to U.S. Secretary
of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Hanson, ELCA presiding bishop, thanked Clinton
for her recent statements and follow-up actions by the U.S. Department of State
regarding the proposed law.