Teach for America

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Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates from all academic backgrounds, who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity. Although 16 million American children face the extra challenges of poverty, an increasing body of evidence shows they can achieve at the highest …

You Can Help with the High School Event!

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Small Group Leaders Needed! Come blend service and leadership by working at the Allegheny Synod Senior High Event! We are looking for up to 10 students to serve as small group leaders (working in pairs) for the weekend of November 9th  – 11th.  High school youth from churches in central PA will gather Johnstown, PA around the topic “Being Change” and …

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In June 2012, Alex Holmes, was one of four young adults who spoke at the Allegheny Synod Assembly in Altoona, PA.  He was invited to talk about how his journey of faith relates to one of the stories in scripture where God calls someone – here is the passage Alex chose, and what he had to say.  Thanks, Alex, for sharing your story.    …

Fighting Malaria with Music – Psalm 151

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A child dies from malaria every 45 seconds. For a long time, the ELCA has been supporting clinics and programs in Africa to provide health care. Now we’re focusing on malaria with a new intensity. Malaria kills 800,000 people each year, most are children under five. That’s a child every 45 seconds. No child, no person, should die of a …

Why are you involved in LSC?

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Alex Holmes (Junior in Health and Rehabilitation Services from Harrisburg, PA) “I’m always pumped to see familiar faces; it brings back that feeling of Home that comes with being part of a group of friends similar to that of belonging to a youth group. I also enjoy hearing all the different perspectives and I appreciate that fact that my opinion is …

Why are you involved with LSC?

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Ben Kutz (Junior majoring in Civil Engineering from Douglassville, PA) LSC is the definition of community. We’re friends who enjoy each other’s company, grab dinner, play games, and get together throughout the week in addition to Sunday. I, personally, enjoy being around fun and active people who are on the same journey that I am with their faith and having …

Why Are You Involved in LSC?

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Reid Nedimyer (Senior majoring in Religious Studies and minoring in Mathematics from Altoona, PA) “The events are full of warm and welcoming friends to talk and listen to about anything. Evening worship, dinner and discussion on Thursdays is the highlight of my week experience! When I need to take a break from studying; when I need to relax, refresh and …

Why are you involved in LSC?

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On the left is Allison Miller (senior in Health and Human Development from Camp Hill, PA) and on the right is Elizabeth Canning (junior in Nutrition Studies from Harrisburg, PA) Allison says:  “The conversation at LSC keeps me coming back week after week. You never know what you’ll be talking about while we sit around eating.  One week I could …