Category: North American Mission


  • Well done, Faithful Servant!

    On September 5, 2014 Rev. Harland Orlando Helland, age 87, of Fergus Falls, went home to be with the Lord. Harland was born in Faribault, MN...

  • A Chip Off the Old Block

    At the 2014 Church of the Lutheran Brethren Biennial Convention in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, delegates voted unanimously to make Fifth Act Church...

  • An Improbable Birthday

    Hey, Pastor Bob and Jan. Is there any chance you could come over to our house later this afternoon for Asher’s first birthday party?” Jan...

  • Distributing God’s Gifts

    It’s A Wonderful Life. You may have seen this delightful classic movie that airs every Christmas season. Life for George Bailey doesn’t go...

  • Joy Comes in the Morning

    What do you want from me?” “Much.”—With this short exchange, Jacob Marley ushers Ebenezer Scrooge into a one-night journey intended to...

  • You’re Wrong, Grinch!

    Christmas is here! Ahh, finally! The decorations have been in the big-box stores since mid-September, but now it is actually here. It’s time....

  • CLB 5-Year Plans & Goals

    I’ve learned a lot since coming to work for you at the CLB offices. I’ve learned that you—the congregations, the pastors and the people...

  • Eastern Region Elder Retreat

    Over 50 elders and pastors in the Eastern Region gathered at Tuscarora Inn & Conference Center in Mount Bethel, PA on March 21-22 to participate...

  • Our Very Own Oikos

    We were at a crossroads as far as a youth group goes. My team and I had been at the church for a few months and in that time we had seen a mass...

  • YW Mentoring Network – Next Steps

    About 6 months ago I posted a short survey which wondered how our network of churches and youth workers might be able to help each other. Maybe...

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