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Mitten Youth Summit

Register Now: November 9 – 11, 2018! The Synod Youth Table is organizing an event for high school youth to build relationships, grow as leaders, and discuss issues that are important to them. We invite each congregation to send two youth, but more will be welcome depending on space. This event will be held at Trinity Lutheran […]

Youth & Young Adult Ministry Grants

Always Being Made New: The Campaign for the ELCA gives us the opportunity to expand our ministries among youth and young adults to cultivate young leaders, embrace a culture of diversity and inclusion, and build a robust network of support. Through the Youth and Young Adults ministry of The Campaign for the ELCA, we will […]

Portico Updates

Summer Updates from Portico! myPortico is Getting a New Look! Last week, we refreshed our website to give you an improved experience with easy access to your information and a mobile-friendly design. You’ll notice the change when it turns from Orange to Blue. Video Conferencing Counseling is now available through Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Beacon […]

Preaching Stewardship Workshops

Sponsored by the The North/West Lower Michigan Synod and The Stewardship of Life Institute Want to be more bold in preaching about stewardship? Looking for new ways to enhance conversation about mission support? Want to share in conversation with colleagues about how to grow stewardship? This is for you! Pastors, Rostered Ministers, and Synodically Authorized […]

Lutheran Men in Mission: One Year to Live Men's Retreat

Men of all ages yearn for real friendships and a closer relationship with Christ. Join us for the One Year to Live Men’s Retreat sponsored by Lutheran Men in Mission. October 26-28, 2018 Camp Shaw-waw-nas-see Manteno, IL Register by September 15 for the rate of $200 After September 15, registration cost is $225 Learn More […]



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