Disaster Response

‘The Lord is near’: Maui fire recovery continues

The Maui response exemplifies the Synod working together to help a Lutheran church and school be the light of Christ in their community.

Lutherans in Maui assist with fire response

Emmanuel Lutheran Church and School in Kahului, Maui, was not directly impacted by the fire, but the church is assisting with the response.

Delegates unanimously pass three resolutions on mercy

The resolutions call for raising awareness of human trafficking, encouraging pastoral care for those who suffer from mental illness, and giving thanks for LCMS Disaster Response’s faithful work.

Register now for Disaster Response conference

The 2023 conference will be held in St. Louis Sept. 6–8 under the theme “Walking Together in Disaster Response.”

Spring break servants: College students help homeowners rebuild from Hurricane Ian

The Synod partnered with the LCMS Florida-Georgia District and Zion Lutheran Church in Fort Myers, Fla., to host three one-week volunteer deployments.

Mission boards look to convention

The LCMS Boards for International and National Mission met in January and February in St. Louis.

LCMS groups respond to Selma tornado

The Jan. 12 tornado was part of a larger storm system that affected dozens of counties in Alabama and Georgia.

COP discusses Synod joys, concerns

The LCMS Council of Presidents met Nov. 14–16.

Oldest historically black LCMS church in Mississippi destroyed by arson

The church traces its beginning to the 1930s.

Support hurricane relief by purchasing needed items

More volunteers are also still needed.

Lutheran Early Response Team: ‘Going the distance’ in a disaster

Volunteers are still needed to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.

LERT volunteers help with hurricane cleanup

A team began working out of Lakeside Lutheran Church in Venice, Fla., on Monday, Oct. 10.

Hurricane Ian supply distribution begins

The first shipments of supplies have begun arriving at Zion Lutheran Church in Fort Myers, Fla.

Volunteers needed in Florida

A Lutheran Early Response Team camp at Zion Lutheran Church in Fort Myers, Fla., will be up and running soon.

‘God is still here’: Response to Hurricane Ian continues

LCMS Disaster Response is mounting a full-scale response in conjunction with the affected districts, district disaster response coordinators and the Synod’s Lutheran Early Response Team network.

LCMS response to Hurricane Ian underway

The response includes a center of operations at Zion Lutheran Church in Fort Myers, Fla.