PEACE is a member of the ELCA

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is a mainline Protestant denomination headquartered in Chicago, Ill. The ELCA officially came into existence on January 1, 1988, by the merger of three Lutheran church bodies: the American Lutheran Church, the Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches and the Lutheran Church in America.

The ELCA is a church of more than 4 million members who activelyGod's Work, Our Hands participate in God’s work in the world. We believe that we are freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor.

With our hands, we do God’s work of restoring and reconciling communities in Jesus Christ’s name throughout the world. We are a church that belongs to Christ.

We live in many different communities, span all ages, cultures and races and bring to this church unique life experiences and perspectives. 

ELCA Presiding Bishop The Rev. Elizabeth A. EatonWe confess the Triune God — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. In our preaching and teaching, the ELCA trusts the Gospel as the power of God for the salvation of all who believe. 

Our presiding bishop is the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton. Bishop Eaton was elected as the ELCA’s fourth presiding bishop at the 2013 ELCA Churchwide Assembly.


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