Synod News
Emanuel Documentary
How can forgiveness follow a hate crime that left nine dead? “Emanuel” tells the story of the 2015 shooting at Emanuel AME Church, interviewing the survivors and families of the victims. Find a screening near you

Conversation Resources Available
Conversation resources will be available soon for those that wish to hold a discussion on the film. Please let Erika Uthe know if you would like a copy of the resource. If you plan on hosting a conversation, please let Val Harlynn,, so it can be added to the listing of events. 

Scheduled Conservations 
Davenport: Showing June 19, 7pm, at Davenport 53 Theater. Get your tickets and join the group of Lutherans from several congregations to watch “Emanuel” followed by a group discussion at All Saints Lutheran (5002 Jersey Ridge Rd) in Davenport.
Synod Assembly
Photos, videos, and bulletin inserts are now available online from the 2019 Synod Assembly. Read the full summary, see the actions of the assembly and more on the website. 
See highlights
Churchwide News 
Youth Gathering Planning Team Applications Open
The Gathering is primarily planned and led by amazing volunteers who serve on 14 different teams. Applications will be accepted until June 21, 2019. Learn more and apply
Domestic Hunger Grants
The application window for 2020 ELCA World Hunger Domestic Hunger Grants opened on April 15. Visit to learn more about the grants and how to apply.
Know a graduating senior? 
You can refer a student to Lutheran Campus Ministries on their new campus. It's an easy way to get them connected with their new community. 
Refer a student
Upcoming Events
2019 Tri-Synodical Fall Conference
The Tri-Synodical Fall Conference will be held in West Des Moines, September 22-24, 2019. Deacons Jeremy Myers from Augsburg University and Chelle Huth from United Seminary will serve as keynote speakers under the theme Faith Formation as Shared Mission.
Learn more about the event
Administrator's Network Meeting
Join other administrator’s and treasurer's for the Administrator's Network Meeting on
Thursday, June 20 from 9:30-12. 

This is a time to gather with folks from across the synod to learn about resources available for your congregation, and to discuss Portico, financial and church tax requirements.
Jennifer Prinz, Portico, Region 5 Representative, will facilitate conversation about congregational responsibilities in enrolling and ending coverage, reporting payroll changes, monthly payments, and philosophy of benefits. Synod Treasurer, Deacon Jodi Schuman, and Kathy Smith, Associate for Administration, will facilitate conversation about church finances and accounting.

This workshop is offered at no cost for congregations of the Southeastern Iowa Synod. Anyone serving in an administrative or financial role is welcome. Questions? contact Kathy Smith,, 319-338-1273.
Learn more and register
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Pray for more than 3,500 summer camp staff and volunteers as they prepare to serve in ELCA outdoor ministries as role models, affirming and encouraging the faith of campers — of all ages and abilities — and guiding them toward the paths and ways of God throughout life.
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