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Credit Union Sponsorship Announcement

Categories: LCEF-Lutheran Church Extension Fund, News & Announcements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Becca Jones
Lutheran Church Extension Fund
800-843-5233

The Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) announces its sponsorship of a federally chartered credit union, focused on supporting and serving the financial needs of the members of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). A detailed review of the information that led to this decision was shared with members during the 2013 LCEF Annual Meeting, part of LCEF’s Fall Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

In its October 2013 meeting, the LCEF Board of Directors approved the sponsorship and an allocation of start-up capital for the establishment of the credit union. The board made this decision after it and LCEF’s senior leadership conducted nearly two years of extensive assessment. The credit union, serving all LCMS members, will be a corporation separate from LCEF, focused on providing state-of-the-art banking products with superior customer service.

LCEF President/CEO Richard C. Robertson expressed his enthusiasm for this opportunity and its benefit to the LCMS community. “The analysis and consumer data from existing LCEF members, as well as non-members, is very encouraging,” Robertson said. “LCEF is pleased to act as a catalyst in this unique way to serve our Church community.”

It is anticipated it will require 12 to 18 months for the credit union to gain regulatory approval from the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) and to implement the processes required to become operational. Further information about the credit union will be shared as it becomes available.

The mission and focus of the LCEF remains to support the Church in fulfilling its mission of sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ by being a servant partner of the LCMS, ensuring that funds and services are available now and in the future. With more than 80,000 investment partnerships and a dedicated staff throughout the United States, this not-for-profit organization provides loans and facility-planning services to LCMS churches, schools, recognized service organizations and rostered church workers through the investment support of church members.

For more information about LCEF, call 800-843-5233.

For inquiries about the credit union, email LCMS.CreditUnionInfo@lcef.org.

Lutheran Life 2013 vol 6

Categories: Lutheran LIFE, News & Announcements

The latest issue of Lutheran Life is in the mail to subscribers and is also available online.

This issue features the following:

  • President Walton’s Lifelines
  • Children, Families Benefiting from Mission: Haiti Programs
  • Thrivent Builds, Repairs, Impacts Ocala, Florida
  • LERT Offers Disaster Response Training
  • District LWML Retreat REport
  • LCEF News
  • From Burning Bush:  Parsing the Monotheists
  • Regional Reports
  • 2014 Hearts for Jesus Project
  • Pictures, pictures, pictures!

Watch for it in your mailbox, or read it online using the link below.

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Lutheran Life 2013 v 5

Categories: Lutheran LIFE, News & Announcements

The latest issue of Lutheran Life is in the mail to subscribers and is also available online.

This issue features the following:

  • President Walton’s Lifelines
  • News from Cumming, GA New Construction Project
  • Report of the Dedication of the new District Office Space
  • Mission Exec Kallesen on Sabbatical
  • LWML National Convention Update
  • Report from 2013 Educators Conference
  • Burning Bush, by Pastor Bruce Lieske
  • How Adidas Put Concordia-Selma team back on field
  • Funding Boosts Thrive Start-Up Mission
  • Regional Reports

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Lutheran Life 2013 v 4

Categories: Lutheran LIFE, News & Announcements

The latest issue of Lutheran Life is in the mail to subscribers and is also available online.

This issue is the Florida Georgia Annual Report issue featuring:

  • President Walton’s Lifelines
  • Information about the District Outreach Initiative Training
  • Report from the National Youth Gathering
  • LWML Update
  • Report from the 65th Regular Convention of the LCMS
  • President Walton’s Perspective on the Convention
  • Financial Highlights for the Fiscal Year Ended 1/31/2013
  • District Congregational Support
  • Regional Reports

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LHM Outreach Initiative Presentations

Categories: News & Announcements

Lutheran Hour Ministries Outreach Initiative presentations for those who were unable to attend the Spring Regional Pastor’s conference are being held around the District in 5 different locations. Registration is now open and information is available here.

Lutheran Life 2013 v 3

Categories: Lutheran LIFE, News & Announcements

The latest issue of Lutheran Life is in the mail to subscribers and is also available online.  This issue is the LCMS Convention Preview Edition featuring information about Synodical elections, changes in this year’s convention compared to previous years, interview of the three Synodical Presidential candidates, and the five Regional Vice Presidential candidates.  Other articles include an article about the partnership with Lutheran Hour Ministries Outreach Initiative, stories from the five regions of the FLGA District, and many other items of interest.  Watch for it in your mailbox, or read it online using the link below.

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Lutheran Life 2013 v 2

Categories: Lutheran LIFE, News & Announcements

The latest issue of Lutheran Life is in the mail to subscribers and is also available online.  This issue includes an article about this year’s National Youth Gathering, “Discovering Joy and Revitalization in the Journey of Lent, information about the LWML 35th Biennial Convention to be held in June, a report about the LHM Evangelism Workshop and the Revitalization Summit,  and regional reports from around the District.  Watch for it in your mail!

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Lutheran Life 2012 v 6

Categories: Lutheran LIFE, News & Announcements

The latest issue of Lutheran Life is in the mail to subscribers and is also available online.  This issue includes an article about Rev. John Roth, new Estero Church Planter, “Wisdom from the Season of Epiphany,” news of the move of the District Office, Milestone Celebration at Lutheran Church of Nassau, an update on the LISA Training Program, a report from the LCEF Fall Conference, and regional reports from around the District.  Watch for it in your mail!

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Lutheran Life – 2012 v 5

Categories: Lutheran LIFE, News & Announcements

The latest issue of Lutheran Life is in the mail to subscribers and is also available online.  This issue includes updates regarding the 2012 Educators Conference, a report on Mission: Haiti, Mission Moments from Rev. Doug Kallesen, a report from LCEF, and regional reports from around the District.  Watch for it in your mail!

 

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Lutheran Life – 2012 v 4 – Annual Report, Convention Coverage

Categories: Lutheran LIFE, News & Announcements

Lutheran Life – 2012 V 4

Walton Unanimously Endorsed for Second Term in Realigned District

Delegates to the 31st Regular Convention of the Florida-Georgia District — meeting in Lake Mary, FL, June 22-24 under the theme Stewards of God’s Grace:  Empowered by the Word — by acclamation returned President Gregory S. Walton to office……

Revitalizing Congregations to Connect People to Jesus

Many thanks to all who made the 31st Triennial Florida-Georgia District Convention such a wonderful success.  It was a bit intimidating going into the convention never having really experienced it from the “podium” perspective.  I had no idea of all the details that go into the planning and implementation of this event……

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