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Call for Petal Pushers - Volunteer Now

It's time to start thinking about the 2025 Rose Parade: Best Day Ever! 


Volunteer Registration is NOW open:


Join us, making it possible for us to have the only Christian float in the Rose Parade with this year’s float titled Behold! Jesus the Savior is Born.

Kingdom Wins - Mercy Holistic Ministries Bike Donations

Mercy Holistic Ministry is committed to changing lives. During March and May, MHM donated 37 bikes to members of the Sacramento homeless community, encouraging them by the gift of transportation to get to job interviews or to work. One of the bike recipients was Lamar Johnston.


Click here to read about her fantastic story.


Thanks to those who support Mercy Holistic Ministry by donating bikes, providing financial support, or volunteering. These contributions help people in more ways than just providing showers. Lamar Johnston's story is just one example of how their efforts are making a difference.

LWML Hawaii Zone 11 Fall Retreat - In-Person in Hawaii

After several years, LWML Hawaii Zone 11 is resuming their in-person LWML Fall Retreat to be held in the Hawaii Volcano National Park at the Kilauea Military Camp. The theme is "Grace, Mercy, Peace: Growing in God's Grace".


Pastor Doua Xiong, CNH's LWML Jr. Pastoral Counselor, and Roxan Schwab, CNH LWML President, will be our guest speakers, together with devotions, select local activities, and a servant event. All will culminate with the 10:30 service at Christ Lutheran Church in Hilo on LWML Sunday, 10/6.


What: LWML Hawaii Zone Fall Retreat

Where: Hawaii Volcano National Park

When: Friday, October 4 - Sunday, October 6, 2024

Registration: Early Registration ends July 15/later registration ends August 15. 

Lodging: Shared with other sisters; for couples, some one-bedroom cottages will be available at an additional cost.

To Register: Complete the Registration Form (Word doc) (PDF) and mail it in with payment.


Any questions may be directed to Dinnie Kysar at

Call for Papers for Joint Conference

The joint conference of Lutheranism and the Classics (L&tC) and the Consortium for Classical Lutheran Education (CCLE), will be held October 3-4, 2025, at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana.


Conference organizers are inviting proposals for individual papers or panels with at least three participants on topics related to the conference theme: Education. The full Call for Papers is available online at

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