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Recent News:


Assembly Election Results

View the election results below: Results as of Plenary 3  

2016 Domestic Hunger Grant Application!

The upcoming 2016 (World Hunger funded) Domestic Hunger Grants application cycle is now open and will close on July 10, 2015.   The ELCA World Hunger-funded Domestic Hunger Grants support ministries that offer hope and assistance to many thousands of people who experience poverty and hunger in the United States. These grants do more than just […]

Great Learning Opportunities with Rev. Dr. Walter Taylor!

Rev. Dr. Walter Taylor will be in Michigan in October to speak on various topics and lead text studies.  Dates and locations are shown below:   Monday, October 19, 7 p.m. at  Zion, Comstock Park, Palestinian-Israeli Conflict Tuesday, October 20, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Zion, Comstock Park, Text Study  Wednesday, October 21, 10 a.m. to […]

Lost and Found Farewell Tour

LOST AND FOUND, Michael Bridges and George Baum, have been traveling around the world performing concerts of their original music and making friends in the process, since they were in high school. Their music is the kind of thing that often prompts reactions like, “Well, I have never heard anything like that before.” Michael and […]

Synod Assembly Reminders! 5 Days until Assembly!

We Are Church – Five More Days to Assembly! Watch Bishop Satterlee’s pre-assembly video!    The blessing of the paint for the National Youth Gathering will take place at the evening worship on Sunday. Instructions on dropping off paint cans will be posted on the website and emailed to congregations and pastors this week. Lisa Jeffreys has rented […]



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