Companion Synods

The Upper Susquehanna Synod is in relationship with one domestic and two global synods.  Our domestic partnership is with the North/West Lower Michigan Synod of the ELCA.  More on their synod can be found here:  http://mittensynod.org/

The Global Mission Ministry Team oversees all aspects of this synod’s companion relationships with our overseas partners. This synod currently has relationship with the Lutheran Church in Liberia and the Ansbach-Würzburg Kirchenkreis in Bavaria, Germany.

Liberia Companion Synod Committee coordinates this synod’s relationship with the Lutheran Church in Liberia (LCL). The committee has organized many work teams to assist in the reconstruction of this war-torn nation and has sent numerous cargo containers to the LCL . Educational opportunities for Liberian pastors and other avenues of cooperation have also been arranged. The Congregation-to-Parish Relationships Handbook supports USS congregations who consider befriending a parish in the Lutheran Church in Liberia, a companion synod of the USS.  Click here for PDF version.  To learn more about the Lutheran Church in Liberia, click here:  www.elca.org/Liberia.

The Liberia Companion Synod Committee also prepares prayers that you can use in worship.  Click here to download the prayers.

Ansbach-Würzburg Kirchenkreis Task Force coordinates this synod’s  relationship with our Bavarian counterpart in Germany. The Task Force has organized exchanges of choirs and young people between our synods. Educational opportunities for German theological students and other avenues of cooperation have also been arranged.  To learn more about the Ansbach-Würzburg Kirchenkreis, click here:  www.bayern-evangelisch.de/www/ueber_uns/kirchenkreis-ansbach-wuerzburg.php