Church Relations and Community Partners
The Village at Orchard Ridge, Winchester, VA is located on the territory of the Virginia Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), one of three synods related to National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS). The other two are: The Metropolitan D.C. Synod of the ELCA; and Maryland-Delaware Synod of the ELCA.
From these Synods, we draw leadership for our Boards of Trustees/Directors, as well as financial support for our ministries. Locally, congregations from across the Synods and individuals give generously of their funds, time and talents to strengthen the good works of our communities.
NLCS, is also a member of Lutheran Services in America whose combined members serve 1 in 50 Americans annually. In addition, we partner with Lutheran and non-Lutheran churches, faith-based organizations and community organizations in a variety of capacities, both at NLCS and through our individual communities.