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October 2019

A Weekend with Emmy Kegler

October 18 - October 20

Rev. Emmy Kegler is an ELCA pastor, author, and co-leader of the Queer Grace Community, a group of LGBTQ+ Christians who meet for worship, Bible study, and fellowship. Pastor Emmy will be leading a weekend of learning and worship in Grand Rapids on October 18-20, 2019. All events are free but tickets are required for Saturday's workshop. Learn More.

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The Church’s Song: Hearts, Hands, Voices Workshop

October 19
Valparaiso, IN

Sponsored by the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians, Hearts • Hands • Voices events are affordable, practical workshops with a focus on skill-building. Musicians, pastors, and others interested in worship and music are invited to attend a workshop titled “The Church’s Song” on Saturday, October 19 at Christ Lutheran Church in Valparaiso, IN. Presenters are Lorraine Brugh, Cheryl Dieter, and Anne Krentz Organ. The cost is $45 ($20 for students) and includes lunch. For complete workshop information or to register…

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LARC Retreat: Going Out Yet Not Knowing

October 22 - October 24

LARC: Lutherans, Anglicans, and Roman Catholics Going Out Yet Not Knowing: Ministry in the Paradox of a Connected/Disconnected Culture We live in the paradox of a culture that is more connected than ever before and yet more dis-connected. The planners of the LARC Retreat discern the Spirit is disrupting our ways of working to challenge and invite us to claim new opportunities. We seek a better understanding of the “Nones”, “Dones” and “Spiritual But Not Religious”, who are nonetheless hungry…

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Leading the Church’s Song: A Day of Learning

October 26
Prince of Peace, 1747 West Milham Avenue
Portage, MI 49024 United States
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Music is a vital part of worship in most congregations. The music we sing and hear in worship helps form our faith. Therefore it is important that pastors and church musicians work together to select and lead music that will help the entire congregation sing praise to God. Join us for a day of learning to explore new styles, teach new music effectively, and utilize the musical gifts present within the congregation no matter the size. Date: Saturday, Oct. 26…

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New and Improved Boundaries Workshop 2.0

October 29
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Muskegon, 1132 West Southern Ave
Muskegon, MI 49441 United States
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This new and improved boundaries workshop is open to rostered ministers and lay leaders. All rostered ministers who have not attended a boundaries training in the last 3 years are strongly encouraged to attend. The workshop will be held from 9am - 3pm on October 29, 2019 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Muskegon, MI. The registration fee is $10 and includes lunch and materials. To register for this event, please submit the registration form and payment to the Synod…

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November 2019

Golden Rule 2020

November 3

Golden Rule 2020: A Call for Dignity and Respect in Politics Bishop Satterlee joined Presiding Bishop Eaton and other bishops throughout the ELCA in supporting "Golden Rule 2020: A Call for Dignity and Respect in Politics." This statement was developed by a wide range of Christian leaders in conjunction with the National Institute for Civil Discourse in Washington, D.C. earlier this year and is aimed at applying Jesus' teaching that we "do unto others as you would have them do…

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Mitten Synod Youth Retreat

November 8 - November 10

All Mitten Synod High School Youth are invited to participate in the 2nd Annual Mitten Synod Youth Retreat! This synodical high school retreat will be an opportunity for youth to grow in their relationships across congregations and to explore ways to deepen and use their leadership skills. This retreat will take place November 8-10 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Midland. Learn More and Register. 

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Breaking Down Walls

November 9

On November 9, 2019, the world will commemorate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall. ELCA Global Mission has provided an array of resources to assist in remembering those who have helped bring down walls in the past and those seeking just and peaceful ways to bring down the walls in our midst today. Included is a special liturgy that is patterend after the weekly prayer services that were held at St. Nicholas Church in Leipzig, Germany…

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The Generosity Project

November 10 - November 11

The Generosity Project is an expression of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Macedonia Project, with initial funding provided by Thrivent Financial Services. The purpose of the Macedonia Project is to grow faithful steward leaders by providing a curriculum about generosity and stewardship. They will be hosting three events in Lansing on November 10-11. Learn More and Register. 

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May 2020

Spanish Language and Hispanic Ministry Intensive I

May 24, 2020 - May 29, 2020

The Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest will be hosting a Summer Language and Hispanic Ministry Intensive  May 24-29, 2020. This program is a resource for Lutherans and those of other denominations who recognize the growing need for competency in the Spanish language and an understanding of Hispanic culture in light of the increasing Hispanic population in this country and in the church. The course focuses on study of the Spanish language and Hispanic culture. Learn More. Download Brochure.

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