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You Matter 2018

Rostered Leaders (pastors & deacons) and their families are invited to a day of wellness at Potter Park Zoo in Lansing! The event is provided by Portico Wellness dollars and will include your parking, admission to the zoo, and a picnic lunch at the Safari Room on the Zoo grounds. There will be no specific […]

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Open Hearts. Open Church. Bible Study

Open Hearts. Open Church., the North/West Lower Michigan Synod Task Force on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, has created and released a bible study called “God’s Radical Love for All”to help guide individuals, small groups, and congregations in understanding the bible as it comes to being inclusive. The task force encourages everyone to explore the bible study and other resources on their website […]

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Pedal for a Purpose 2018

Join us May 30-June 3 for the second annual Pedal for a Purpose: Synod Hunger Bike Tour. This four day cycling tour in the Stony Lake Conference of our Synod is aimed at deepening awareness of World Hunger, challenging giving to ELCA World Hunger, and enhancing physical fitness. Pedal for a Purpose will begin and end at […]

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Synod Office Closure

The Synod Office will be closed Monday, April 2 in observance of Easter. Have a Happy Easter!

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New Resource for Worship: MLK Observance

50th Anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. The Protestant Church of Germany (EKD) and the ELCA have collaborated on worship materials in German and English to help congregations observe the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. A special service will be held in Berlin on April 23 to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. We […]

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Synod Financial Administrator Update

The North/West Lower Michigan Synod is pleased to announce that Rebecca Bossenbroek has accepted the synod’s Financial Administrator position!  She will begin a gradual transition into this part-time position over the next few weeks as she begins to partner with Margie Bauer in the knowledge transfer and on-boarding process.  She will transition fully into the position […]

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Hearings on ELCA Draft Social Statement

Several conferences are holding hearings on the Draft Social Statement. Encourage members in your congregation to read the statement and send representatives to a hearing in your area. Attendees should bring their copy of the statement and be prepared to articulate comments and suggestions about the wording of the document. KALAMAZOO Thursday, April 19, 6:30pm […]

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Statement in Solidarity with Our Children and Youth

The ELCA Conference of Bishops has approved the following statement of support for the March for Our Lives on March 24.   STATEMENT IN SOLIDARITY WITH OUR CHILDREN AND YOUTH   Our children and youth are like a young Jeremiah prophesying to the people: For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans […]

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Incident at Central Michigan University

There has been a shooting on the campus of Central Michigan University. The suspect is still at large and as a result the entire city of Mount Pleasant is on lockdown. Pastor Dana Hendershot and the staff of Immanuel are safe. We pray for all who are being affected by this incident and especially for […]

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Coats for the Homeless

During Lent, Christ United in Dewitt is collecting donations to procure coats from The Empowerment Plan. The coat is a water-resistant jacket, which can transform into a sleeping bag, or be worn as an over-the-shoulder bag when not in use. The coat is constructed of durable, water resistant Cordura fabric from Carhartt, upcycled automotive insulation […]

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