NALC Life Conference 2019

January 17, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Warrenton, VA from noon until 5 PM.

  • See flyer.
  • For details about the speakers, click here.
  • For more information, click here.

March for Life 2019

January 18, 2019 in Washington, DC.

Lutherans tend to gather at 12th St. and Constitution Avenue to set up their banners and prepare to march. It is 1.3 miles from the meeting point to the Supreme Court and that can take about 90 minutes.

  • March for Life website
  • 25th Annual National Prayer Service(AKA National Memorial for the Preborn and their Mothers and Fathers)
    • 8:30-10:30, 19 January at Constitution Hall 1776 D St., NW (18th and D St)
  • See article written about the 2018 event for more information about what to expect in 2019.

Saint Paul Lutheran Seminary / Georgia Fellowship: Theological Conference and Retreat

January 21-22, 2019 in Jekyll Island, GA.

  • “By My Own Understanding or Effort”
    • Click here for more information

Encuentro 2018

Lutheran CORE annually co-sponsors an inter-Lutheran Encuentro (Spanish for “Encounter”) for those engaged in or considering Hispanic-Latino / bilingual ministries. The Encuentro features bilingual worship, fellowship, practical ministry presentations, theological reflection and resource sharing in the context of a Lutheran urban parish ministry. Jesus’ Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) is the foundational principle of the event. Host sites include St. Timothy Lutheran Church in the Hermosa neighborhood of Chicago and the First & Santa Cruz Lutheran Parish in downtown Joliet IL. For additional information about Encuentro please contact Pastor Keith Forni, STS, 815-600-3030.

October 12, 2018 in Chicago, IL.

2018 LCMC Gathering

October 7-10, 2018 at Hy Vee Hall in Des Moines, IA.

2018 NALC Convocation

August 13-17, 2018 in Denver, CO

Nexus Institute

Grand View University, Des Moines, Iowa.

Three Sessions:

  • June 17-22, 2018
  • June 24-29, 2018
  • July 1-6, 2018
  • This is a free, residential program for the Timothys (high school aged students) in your church who are interested in theology. Per Kyle, “The Nexus Institute
    is not just a fun high school youth event for Lutheran kids. It is a one-week residential experience of vocational discernment, theological learning, and service work — all within the care of a mentoring Christian community, where participants are formed by Scripture, prayer, and fellowship. Each day is an experience of theology seminars, service experiences, fun, rest, and reflection.”To learn more about the Nexus Institute, click here.

    • For details on this free event, click here.
    • The Easter issue of CORE Voice includes an article on this program by its director, Kyle Fever, see page one.

The 2018 March for Life

This gathering occurred on January 19, 2018. Many Lutheran CORE supporting members and partners attended from various Lutheran church bodies.


  • Shortly after the event, an article, Marching for Life in 2018, was posted to Lutheran CORE’s website, Twitter and Facebook pages; it was also sent via Constant Contact.
  • Kim had previously written about this event in the Thanksgiving 2017 edition of the newsletter.

Common Ground Christian Network (CGCN)

This gathering occurred on October 23-24th, 2017. Pastor Cathy Ammlung attended for Lutheran CORE.


Pastor Ammlung wrote about this gathering in the Thanksgiving 2017 edition of the newsletter.