Full-Time Church Secretary Position Available

Memorial Lutheran Church in Houston currently has an opening for a full-time church secretary.This position will report to the MLC Administrator and will be primarily responsible for recording member attendance, maintenance of other parishioner file information, weekly bulletin preparation, data entry, website maintenance, and Pastoral office support. Candidates need to have good organizational abilities, above average people skills, and an excellent command of the English language in both their written and spoken communications. Prior experience with computers and Microsoft Office products is also required. Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of the LCMS, its theology and tenets. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Anisse Peters at apeters@mlchouston.org or contact the office by phone at 713 782 6079.

Senior Fest - Living with Change and Loss

Saturday, February 1, 2014
Immanuel Lutheran Church 500 Immanuel Rd.,
Pflugerville, TX 78660

Living with Change and Loss

Change and loss come in everyone's life. Seniors' lives can be especially prone to difficult losses and many kinds of changes. Senior Fest keynote speaker and workshops will offer ways of dealing with those changes and losses in a positive, hopeful way.

Keynote speaker Sharyn Reynolds lives and works in Austin and has a wide range of experiences in the fields of education, social work, therapy, and spiritual direction.

Registration Fee: $25.00 - includes catered lunch. $35.00 after January 26, 2014.
Look for a registration brochure with more details to follow soon.

If your congregation has an older adult group, I encourage you to promote the Senior Fest event and make brochure copies available at the next meeting.

David Austin
Senior Fest Registrar

Mapquest link to 2014 Senior Fest location: http://www.mapquest.com/places/immanuel-lutheran-church-elca-pflugerville-tx-275362022/

Background Checks for Volunteer Workers

Looking to do a background check for your volunteers?  Talk with your Insurance Underwriter and ask them for their advice. 

If you are looking for a vendor, go to your favorite search engine and type in "background check for church volunteers" or click on one of the following links. (The Texas District is not compensated by any company to provide this list and is not endorsing any company listed below.)

Background Check

Protect My Ministry is an employment and volunteer background screening company established to assist churches, schools and other faith-based organizations in implementing and maintaining a thorough background screening process.

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Shepherd's Watch

Intelius Screen Solutions

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