News Releases

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

ELCA Church Council expresses gratitude for leadership of Bill Horne

11/18/2021

Gathering here Nov. 11-13, the Church Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) began its meeting with a shared time in remembrance of William B. “Bill” Horne II, ELCA vice president, who died Aug. 14 in Clearwater, Fla. 

Churches Beyond Borders releases devotional inspired by United Nations anti-violence efforts

11/09/2021

​The ELCA and the three other member churches of Churches Beyond Borders have compiled a 16-day devotional focusing on the United Nations' "16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence" campaign.

ELCA Foundation announces launch of Ministry Growth Fund

11/01/2021

​The ELCA Foundation today announced the relaunch of its Endowment Fund Pooled Trust — also known as Fund A — under a new name, the Ministry Growth Fund, which better represents the foundation’s goals for the future.

A pastoral letter from the ELCA presiding bishop regarding the actions of the Reformed Church in America General Synod 2021

10/20/2021

ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton has issued a pastoral letter on the Reformed Church in America's Oct. 14-19 General Synod meeting, at which a Vision 2020 Report was presented, offering recommendations for the future of the denomination.