Like much of the global population, the ELCA is concerned about the Coronavirus, also known as COVID19. With the outbreaks in the United States and around the world being classified as a pandemic, congregations and houses of worship need to be well-informed and well-prepared. Some sources of information that can and should be trusted are […]
Equipping Leaders for Mission and Ministry (ELMM) is excited to announce its fall retreats: The Writings with Professor George Heider, The Gospels of Matthew and Mark with Professor Wally Taylor, and Community Catalyst Training with Pastor David Sprang. All retreats will be taking place via Zoom. Learn More and Register.
As church we are called to confess the sin of racism, condemn the ideology of white supremacy, and strive for racial justice and peace. Beyond statements and prayers, we are called to also act and respond to injustices. We invite you to join Bishop Craig A. Satterlee in signing the ELCA Anti-Racism pledge and committing to […]
UPDATED 6/15/20: Using funds from the North/West Lower Michigan Synod Disaster Relief Fund, the Synod has supplied food, water, cleaning supplies, and baby care supplies to shelters and sites in Gladwin and Midland counties. The Synod has also joined Michigan Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster as the ELCA is a member of the national organization […]
On June 17, 2015, Clementa C. Pinckney, Cynthia Marie Graham Hurd, Susie Jackson, Ethel Lee Lance, DePayne Middleton-Doctor, Tywanza Sanders, Daniel Lee Simmons, Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, and Myra Thompson were murdered by a self-professed white supremacist while they were gathered for Bible study and prayer at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church (often referred to as […]
Presiding Bishop Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton has called on the church to join with faith communities across the United States in lament and remembrance, and on our elected leaders to observe Monday, June 1, as a day of mourning to honor the more than 100,000 people who have died from COVID-19. Learn More. Bishop Satterlee invites […]
Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Dreasjon (Sean) Reed, and George Floyd were our neighbors. We grieve with, pray for and stand in solidarity with the families and friends of all whose loved ones have been and continue to be victims of injustices run amok, racist violence and the insidious venom of white supremacy. The ELCA Conference […]
Dear Friends in Christ, Peace be with you! In the Gospel reading for May 10, Jesus says, “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I go to the Father. Whatever you ask in my name, I […]
With the increased use of web-based technologies, it is important to understand how to best protect your information from those who are looking to steal it. Learn more about internet and information security, how to protect your information, and what to do if your information has been breached. Review Resources.
The Synod Hunger Team is hosting a series of Zoom meetings for congregational hunger leaders in our seven synod conferences. The purpose of these one hour meetings will be to network and support each other in our hunger work during this time of the coronavirus pandemic. Our churches have many challenges during this time of […]