October 27, 2020

Published October 27, 2020 by St Matthews Lutheran Church in Daily Message

A Message from Bishop Pedro Suárez

Greetings, beloved friends! Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus, who sustains and strengthens us in the midst of joys and challenges.

On Sunday, November 1 at 4:00 PM, I am hosting a time of conversation with the youth of our synod. This month, Judith Roberts, ELCA Director for Racial Justice Ministries, will join me to begin our time together with some words on Racial Justice. The youth will have a chance to hear from their peers who will share personal stories and lead us with music, readings and prayer. In addition, youth can choose from 3 types of small groups: Racial Justice; Mental Health: Stress Management and Coping Skills; or School, Family, Friends and Faith where they will explore this month’s scripture passage through the lens of their daily experiences.  

Please lift this opportunity up to your young people and encourage them to attend. They are facing so much – a pandemic that has brought fear and uncertainty; kept them home; disrupted their learning; canceled camps and vacation plans; as well as a society torn apart by social, racial and political divides.  There is no precedent for this. Let’s navigate these waters together. If you already have youth or confirmation events scheduled for Sundays, consider using this as your event and take a break from planning and teaching. 

More information can be found in the E-Spirit or on Facebook. Here is a link to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvc-uurzMpH9UP4X39ou41hZn1V4Oa2MLZ

May the sustaining love of Christ be with you today and always.

+ Bp. Pedro

The Rev. Pedro M. Suarez, Bishop

Florida-Bahamas Synod, ELCA