May 20-22, 2018
The North/West Lower Michigan Synod Assembly will begin on Sunday May, 20 and run through Tuesday, May 22, 2018. This year’s theme is Signs of the Spirit. Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton will be the guest speaker.
2018 Registration Information
Synod Assembly will take place at the Lansing Center and Radisson Hotel in Lansing, MI. Registration is now open! All registration forms must be returned to the Synod Office by May 11, 2018.
2018 Worship Information
Opening Eucharist will take place at University Lutheran Church in East Lansing at 7pm on Sunday, May 20. Parking is limited, please carpool if possible.
- Monday Morning Eucharist Bulletins
- Monday Evening Prayer Bulletins
- Tuesday Closing Worship Bulletins
- 2018 Synod Assembly Election Results – Ballot 1
- 2018 Synod Assembly Election Results – Ballot 2 – Final
- 2018 Compensation Guidelines Region 6 Clergy Comparison
- 2019 Draft North/West Lower Michigan Synod Compensation Guidelines
Signs of the Spirit Posters
We want to see and hear about the Signs of the Holy Spirit’s work in your ministry setting! We encourage every congregation, mission partner, task force, and table create and bring to Assembly a standard-size poster with pictures, art, and words describing how the Holy Spirit is at work in their setting.
These posters will be displayed around the Assembly meeting room. During lunch sessions on Monday, several of our mission partners will speak briefly, and all will be invited to check out these posters. It is our hope that these “Signs of the Spirit” will inspire and stir up our awareness of the Holy Spirit’s work in our midst.
Coats for the Homeless
During Synod Assembly, the North/West Lower Michigan will be collecting donations to purchase coats from The Empowerment Plan. This Detroit based non-profit organization is focused on permanently elevating families from the generational cycle of homelessness. The coats are water-resistant and can transform into a sleeping bag, or be worn as an over-the-shoulder bag when not in use. The coats are constructed of durable, water resistant Cordura fabric from Carhartt, upcycled automotive insulation from General Motors, and other materials. It costs $100 to sponsor a coat, which covers the cost of labor, materials, and overhead expenses, plus $15 for shipping. To learn more about The Empowerment Plan, visit: http://www.empowermentplan.org/ and plan to stop by the donation table during Synod Assembly.
2018 Nomination Information
The 2018 Nominating Committee has completed their work to identify candidates for multiple positions on Synod Council as well as Synod Voting Members for the 2019 Churchwide Assembly, which takes place August 5-10, 2019 in Milwaukee, WI. The final slate approved by Synod Council to move forward to Synod Assembly in April 2018 is linked below for reference. This nominating slate, along with a summary of the bio information for each candidate, will be available within the 2018 North/West Lower Michigan Synod Assembly Report. As per the synod constitution, additional nominations may be made from the floor of the synod assembly (with the consent of the nominees) as appropriate.
2018 Nominating Committee
Chair: The Rev. Bryan Schneider-Thomas
The Rev. Emily Olesen
Ms. Amanda Schneider
Ms. Sandy Schlesinger, Synod VP
The Rev. Chrysanne Timm, Assistant to the Bishop
Reference Information for the 2018 Assembly Nomination Process