North Carolina Lutheran Men In Mission

Pastor George Rhyne, Antioch Lutheran Church, is presented with the pin of a North Carolina Lutheran Men in Mission Honorary Life Membership by NCLMM President Dr. Jack Weller during Sunday Morning car worship at Antioch.  Pastor Rhyne was recognize for his service to Antioch, the conference, and state.  Pastor Rhyne retires after over 40 years of ministry December 31.

The Fall edition of the LMM Foundations Newsletter is now available.  Click on the above chain link.

Pictured above, Tom Liedig and Todd Burns of St. James Lutheran Church of Fayetteville, NC wash and maintain the NCLMM's Disaster Recovery truck and trailer.  After a thorough cleaning, the truck was filled with fuel, and all the fluids were checked.  Everything looks good!  The equipment is ready to be used upon request.  

Letter from

Dr. Jack Weller

Pictured Above:                                                                                                                                   09-28-21

Congratulations to Bob Sink, center on being recognized for his service to his church, community, and Lutheran Men In Mission.  A Resolution of Honorary Life Membership in North Carolina Lutheran Men in Mission was give to Bob during the Milestone Ministry portion of the Sunday service.  Placing the lapel pin on Bob was his daughter, Robin Sink Deal.

The second photo (L to R) Pastor Matt Miller, First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lexington, NC;  John Leonard, LMM unit president;  Dr. Jack Weller, president NC LMM;  Bob Sink, and John Conrad, past president of Lexington LMM unit.  

Congratulations to Bob for over 60 years of service to First Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Lexington community, and 40 years with Lutheran Men In Mission.  

On October 3rd, the Men in Mission of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Mooresville, NC, presented an Honorary Life Membership in the NCLMM to Allen Sloop, Jr.  The presentation was made at the annual "Meet and Greet" meeting.  Congratulations to Allen for his many years of service to St. Mark's and the community.  Dr. Jack Weller, President of NCLMM, presented the award to Allen.  Pictured  (L to R)  Allen Sloop, Jr. and Dr. Jack Weller

Pictured above:                                                                                                                     10-20-21

A Vespers Service was held on October 17th at Baker's Buffalo Creek Vineyard and Winery, Lawndale, NC.  This event is sponsored annually by the LMM of the Southwest Conference.  A meal was served with homemade ice cream for dessert  Dr. Jack Weller, President NCLMM, opened the service and introduced speakers for the evening  The Vespers service was led by Pastor Christina Auch, Ascension-Shelby, Pastor Mike Collins, Emmanuel-Lincolnton and Lay Minister Brad Alexander, Redeemer-Gastonia.   Vineyard owners, Charles and Ann Edwards hosted the event and provided wine for the communion service.                   

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As part of "God's Work, Our Hands", the Men in Mission of Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Hickory,  build a "Blessing Box".   The congregation will continuously stock the "Blessing Box" with non-perishable food items for those in need in our community.                     10-28-21

Please click on the chain link to the right to access an edited video version of Coach Lavell Hall's keynote speech, "Iron Men Anchored in Christ" given during our 98th gathering of Lutheran Men In Mission                                10-28-21



This Fall has been a time that men's groups across the state have begun to meet regularly and in person.  What a blessing!  We miss the personal contact and the relationships that have been built over the years.  Two examples of groups making plans for the future are pictured below.  The men of Grace-Washington and St. John's of Cherryville.  Grace-Washington is doing a shared ministry with the Anglican Church in Washington and reorganizing their men's ministry.  St. John's has a great history in men's ministry and is looking forward to great things in 2022.

As your group makes plans for the New Year, please let us know about your activities and provide pictures if available.  We would like to share them with other men's groups across the state.                                                                                                                           12-26-21

Pictured to the right:  Erwin Meier of Grace Church

Pictured below left to right:  Chris Best, Ron Hermany, Rich Mahler of Grace Church

Pictured to the right:  The men of St. John's of Cherryville - left to right,  Morris McGinnis, Jack Weller, John Porter, David Whitesides, Al Putman, Rev. Scott Homesley

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Lutheran Men In Mission

       HAVE A               BLESSED           New Year!