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March 2020

Silent Directed Retreat

March 1 - March 4
St. Francis Retreat Center, 703 E. Main St
Dewitt, MI 48820 United States
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Are you seeking to grow in your relationship with God? A silent retreat is a great way to reconnect with God. By stepping away from everyday life for a few days, we find a special time to listen, rest in God's love, and respond to God's call. Living Fire Ministries will be hosting a Silent Directed Retreat March 1-4, 2020 at St. Francis Retreat Center in Dewitt, MI. Learn More and Register. Registration forms must be submitted by February 18, 2020.

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ELCA Region 6 Discernment Retreat 2020

March 6 - March 7

Are you feeling a "sense of call"? Has anyone ever suggested that you would make a good pastor, deacon or other type of church leader? Do you feel God's Spirit tugging or nudging you to explore spiritual gifts, passions, interests? Do you have a willingness to lead God's people? Are you curious about becoming a leader in the ELCA? If you are wrestling with these questions, this retreat is for YOU! Join us March 6-7, 2020 Bowling Green, OH Learn…

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ELMM Retreat: Assisting Minister Training II & Old Testament

March 13 - March 14

Assisting Minister Training II & The Writings March 13-14, 2020 Location TBA Assisting Minister Training II with Bishop Satterlee: Luther believed and Lutherans confess that all the baptized exercise an active, even “priestly” role in worship. So recent Lutheran worship books provide an assisting minister role with responsibilities assigned to a member of the congregation on behalf of the entire assembly. This course provides the theology behind this role and gives participants an opportunity to learn the appropriate skills, including setting…

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Lenten Retreat: Reflections on Preaching

March 19 - March 20
St. Francis Retreat Center, 703 E. Main St
Dewitt, MI 48820 United States
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March 19-20, 2020, 12pm to 12pm St. Francis Retreat Center, Dewitt, MI Take a day this Lent to step back from the demanding vocation that is preaching to reflect on the art and the craft of proclaiming the gospel. Dr. Craig A. Satterlee will make presentations and invite conversation on homiletic method, the Holy Spirit and preaching, pondering scripture, crafting the sermon, delivery, and a theology of preaching. The retreat includes the celebration of the Eucharist with a sermon for…

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April 2020

Holle Speaker Series: For the Healing of the World: Apocalypse, Ecology, and the Bible

April 18

Saturday, April 18, 2020 9:30 – 2:00 (Lunch provided) Faith Lutheran Church Okemos Featured Speaker: Rev. Dr. Barbara R. Rossing You are invited to attend this year’s presentation of the Holle Speaker Series on Saturday, April 18.  This year’s guest presenter will be the Rev. Dr. Barbara Rossing.  She will be speaking on: For the Healing of the World: Apocalypse, Ecology and the Bible Dr. Rossing is professor of New Testament at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, where she…

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Synod Boundaries Workshop

April 23
St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 2900 N. Waverly Rd
Lansing, MI 48906 United States
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New and Improved Boundaries Workshop 2.0 ALL Rostered Ministers who have not attended a Boundaries Training in the last 3 years are strongly encouraged to attend. Lay Leaders may also attend. Registration Fee is $10 and includes materials and lunch. Option 1: Submit Online Registration Form & Credit Card Payment. Option 2: Submit Paper Registration Form & Check Payment to the Synod Office (2900 N. Waverly Rd. Lansing, MI 48906). Make checks payable to North/West Lower Michigan Synod and write “Boundaries…

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May 2020

Synod Assembly 2020

May 14 - May 16

May 14-16, 2020 Comfort Inn & Suites, Mt. Pleasant Visit our Assembly page to learn more!

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St. Croix Mission Trip

May 22 - May 30

Lutheran Disaster Response (LDR), a program of Lutheran Social Services of the Virgin Islands is seeking Lutheran construction teams of 10 to 20 members to assist with rebuilding hurricane damaged homes on the island of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.  This will greatly assist with our queue of almost 80 homes to repair We will be mostly repairing and replacing roofs.  We build to a standard of “safe and dry and sanitary and functional”.  We have replaced doors and windows,…

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Spanish Language and Hispanic Ministry Intensive I

May 24 - May 29

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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June 2020

The World Hunger Bike Tour 2020

June 4 - June 7

The World Hunger Bike Tour is back for 2020! After a one year hiatus, the “World Hunger Bike Tour” returns this year for another ride to visit Synod churches to raise awareness for ELCA World Hunger and the great work they are doing! This year the ride will be touring the Capital Conference. Previous rides have raised over $12,000 for ELCA World Hunger! All are welcome! If you are bike rider and want to help us raise awareness, as well as…

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