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September 2018

ELMM Retreat: Hebrews, James, and 1 Peter

September 28 - September 29

Hebrews, James, and 1 Peter Dr. Walter Taylor, Trinity Lutheran Seminary As the Christian church continued to grow, it found itself in new witness settings that raised new questions. What does it mean to be faithful witnesses when enthusiasm is lagging, people are in need, or Christians are being rejected by their society? Hebrews, James and 1 Peter provide models of how Christians are able to witness in such situations. Also in this session: Renewal and Vitality in our Congregations…

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Ministry to Sick and Shut-In

September 29

Ministry to Sick and Shut-In A learning event for lay leaders in the North/West Lower Michigan Synod led by Deacon Kathy Bonn and Pastor Erick Johnson Saturday, September 29, 2018, 9am-3pm St Stephen Lutheran Church, 2900 N Waverly Rd, Lansing MI  48906 To register, contact St Stephen Lutheran Church ~ or 517-321-2244. Some lay leaders are called to support and accompany their pastor in providing pastoral care to persons who are ill and/or homebound. This event provides training in…

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October 2018

Autumn Leadership Event

October 15 - October 17

Registration is now open for the 2018 Autumn Leadership Event hosted by the Southeast Michigan Synod! This year's event is focused on wholeness and well-being and will feature Deacon Tammy Devine from Portico Benefit Services. Registration will be processed through the Southeast Michigan Synod. If not registering online, please mail all forms to the Southeast Michigan Synod Office. Autumn Leadership Event October 15-17, 2018 Holy Cross Lutheran Church 30650 West Six Mile Road Livonia, MI 48152 Learn More and Register.

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LARC Retreat

October 23 - October 25

Register Now: October 23-25, 2018! This year's retreat is titled: "Memory & Hope: Ecumenical Dialogue Past to Future" and will be held October 23-15 at the Augustine Center of the Sacramentine Monastery in Conway, MI. The retreat leader will be the Rev. Alfred Baca, Executive Director of the Secretariat on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.  Learn More. 

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Discernment Retreat

October 26 - October 27

Are you curious where the Holy Spirit might be leading you? Are you sensing a call to serve the church in a new way? Are you wondering about becoming a deacon or pastor in the ELCA? You (and your spouse, if application) are invited to attend the 2018 Fall Discernment Retreat to explore these questions. October 26-27, 2018 St. Peter Lutheran Church 1079 Riverside Drive Battle Creak, MI 49015 Learn more.

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ELMM Retreat: Daniel, Apocalyptic, and the Early Jewish Period; Revelation

October 26 - October 27

Daniel, Apocalyptic, and the Early Jewish Period; Revelation Dr. Walter Taylor, Trinity Lutheran Seminary Daniel was written in a difficult time in which the Jewish people were confronted with religious, political, and cultural annihilation. To understand Daniel, we need to quickly survey the history leading up to the writing of this book. Revelation has been frequently misused. It has been divorced from its historical setting and understood as a book of secret codes that program how God will act at…

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One Year to Live Men’s Retreat

October 26 - October 28

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 and Register

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For the Living of These Days: What can we learn from Dietrich Bonhoeffer?

October 27

The Publicly Engaged Church Table is sponsoring an event discussing the works of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Moderated by Pastor Erick Johnson, this event will consist of a presentation, viewing of the video "Bonhoeffer" by Martin Doblmeier, and a Q&A session. Lunch will be provided. October 27, 2018 11:00am - 3:00pm Prince of Peace Lutheran Church 1747 W. Milham Ave Portage, MI 49024 Register Now

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November 2018

Preaching Stewardship, Part 1

November 4 - November 5

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 Ministers are invited to two overnight trainings gleaning the best of Bishop Craig A. Satterlee's D.Min. teaching about preaching stewardship. The program…

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Mitten Youth Summit

November 9 - November 11

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 Church in Midland from Friday evening November 9 - Sunday, November 11. Learn More. Registration can be completed online. Contact Pastor Travis Wilson by phone (269-637-4104) or email with any questions.

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