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California Wildfires:  Help through Lutheran Disaster Response!

Multiple fires are currently raging across California, destroying thousands of homes. Already, more than 30 people have died and more than 200 are missing, while thousands have fled their homes under evacuation orders. Lutheran Disaster Response has already begun addressing immediate needs, including providing food and other necessities to survivors. They are also preparing to address long-term needs, which might […]

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 […]



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