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Welcome to the Mitten Synod!

NWLM Logo copyWe are the North/West Lower Michigan Synod. As one of 65 synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, we work to support the 117 congregations and 220 pastors across our geographic region.

Whether you are exploring the Christian faith, the Lutheran tradition, or what it means to become part of a faith community–or you are a leader looking for information or help, we seek to partner with and serve you.




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Register Now: Fall Theological Event!

Registrations for the Fall Theological Event, “Mission in Our Homes and In the World” are now being accepted! Featuring Bishop Gary Wollersheim and musician Rachel Kurtz, the event will take place September 27-29 on Mackinac Island. It will be held jointly with the Northern Great Lakes and the Southeast Michigan Synods. The deadline for discounted hotel reservations is […]

Register Now: Co-Workers in the Gospel!

Designed for congregation council and other leaders, this workshop will feature speakers, discussion, and idea-sharing with other leaders on leadership, synod resources, boundaries, your church building as a mission, and topics for treasurers.   St. John Lutheran Church 3815 S. Morey Road, Lake City, MI 49651 Saturday, October 24, 2015 10am – 3pm Cost: $10 per person […]

North/West Lower Michigan Bike Trip!

Another North/West Lower Michigan bike trip! Join Pastor Bill Uetricht and others for a ride along the beautiful TART trail. Details: Monday, August 24. Starts at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Suttons Bay at 9:30am. Ride as many or as few miles as you wish. Lunch provided by Immanuel following the event.

Register Now: Synod Anti-Racism Training!

St. Luke’s Grand Rapids, in partnership with Christ Wyoming, Good Shepherd Holland and the Synod Anti-Racism Team, will host a synod-wide anti-racism training Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn More and Register

Save the Date: Portico Retirement Webinars

Save the Dates for Portico’s Pre-Retirement Webinars! For leaders in their 50s and 60s, the idea of retirement brings a variety of emotions. You may be excited about traveling to new places, spending time with family, or just a more relaxed schedule. You may also be concerned about Social Security, health care, leaving a legacy, […]



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