During the 2019 Churchwide Assembly in Milwaukee, the ELCA declared itself a sanctuary denomination. There has been a lot of debate about what this means for the ELCA and its congregations. We invite you to review these resources to gain a better understanding of what was discussed at Churchwide Assembly. Below you will find the […]
Last week, the Churchwide Assembly voted to designate the ELCA a “sanctuary denomination”. All across our church, we are working together to answer Martin Luther’s Small Catechism question, “What does this mean? Our church is trying to be faithful. Becoming a sanctuary denomination means that the ELCA is publicly declaring that walking alongside immigrants and refugees is […]
This summer, the ELCA celebrates the centennial of Lutheran Outdoor Ministries. Lutheran camping has a rich history of raising up young leaders in the faith. The story of outdoor ministry doesn’t stop when camp ends. Camp inspires young people to serve the church in other ways, whether that’s serving as a Young Adult in Global […]
We join together to pray for and provide humanitarian relief to those in crisis at the border. Below are ways you can join us in this effort. The Border Relief Fund – Southwestern Texas Synod The Border Relief Fund was created by the Southwestern Texas Synod and will be used for border relief where it […]
Augsburg Fortress has recently released Hear My Voice: A Prison Prayer Book. Created for those in prisons and other correctional facilities, these written prayers, devotions, and visual art will accompany them in prayer, trusting in God’s abiding presence in all times and circumstances. This much-needed prayer resource was authored by a number of writers with […]
Each year, the Publicly Engaged Church Table makes funds available to encourage and support ministries serving local communities. These grants may be used as “seed” money to begin a new ministry, to continue an established ministry, or to expand and enhance an ecumenical effort. Grant applications are now available and must be submitted by July 31, 2019. Learn More.
In partnership with various programs and companion churches around the world, the ELCA provides international opportunities for those interested in international service through teaching. While teaching, volunteers grow in relationship with their host communities, immerse themselves in a new culture and way of life, and are transformed by their students, colleagues, and the experience of […]
The Synod Office will now be closed on Mondays. The full hours for the Synod Office are Tuesday to Thursday from 9am to 3pm.
The Rev. Craig Alan Satterlee was re-elected to serve a six-year term as bishop of the North/West Lower Michigan Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) during the synod assembly May 16-18 in Mt. Pleasant, MI. Bishop Satterlee was re-elected on the fifth ballot with 152 votes to 113 votes for the Rev. […]
LARC: Lutherans, Anglicans, and Roman Catholics Going Out Yet Not Knowing: Ministry in the Paradox of a Connected/Disconnected Culture Tuesday, October 22 – Thursday, October 24 Augustine Center of the Sacramentine Monastery Conway, MI Learn More