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News Releases

ELCA news releases are detailed accounts describing events and ministries of the ELCA

ELCA presiding bishop and ecumenical partners address racism and white supremacy in Advent message


The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), and leaders of The Episcopal Church, the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada offer an Advent message that addresses racism and white supremacy. 

ELCA Future Church design affirmed by ELCA Church Council


The Church Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has affirmed the proposed Future Church design that is focused on a renewed purpose to activate the entire church so that more people may know the way of Jesus and discover community, justice and love. The council, which serves as the ELCA’s board of directors and legislative authority for the church between churchwide assemblies, held its electronic meeting Nov. 12-14.

Indigenous Peoples Month events


​In honor of Indigenous Peoples Month, the ELCA is remembering the National Indian Lutheran Board in two separate Zoom sessions, November 9 and 10.   

Christopher deForest elected bishop of the ELCA Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod


​The Rev. Christopher deForest, Kutztown, Pa., was elected Oct. 24 to serve a six-year term as bishop of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The election took place during an online synod assembly.