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October 2021

ELMM: Pastoral Care Assistant Training – Part I

October 2

What do you say when you don't know what to say. Listening with the ear of the heart. This learning event is part of Equipping Leaders for Mission and Ministry and will be led by Professor Rosanne Swanson. This event will take place October 2, 2021 via Zoom. Learn More.

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Calm Beneath the Chaos: An Ecumenical Retreat

October 5 - October 7

We are in a time of chaos: Political divisions, social unrest, and tensions between and within our denominations. We seek together to be well-grounded in our faith and our several callings so that we might hold a calm presence within ourselves and bring it to others. Led by Sister Nancy Brousseau, OP, this ecumenical retreat offers a time of reflection, sharing and conversation. This retreat will be held October 5-7, 2021 at the Augustine Center of the Sacramentine Monastery in Conway, MI. The Planning…

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Addiction & Faith Conference

October 7 - October 9

The Center of Addiction & Faith will hold its third Addiction & Faith Conference October 7-9, 2021 in Bloomington, MN, to give faith communities tools for responding to the addiction crisis. Registration is open for in-person and virtual attendance at www.addictionandfaithconference.com.  Download Brochure.  

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Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders

October 11 - October 15

The Lombard Mennonite Peace Center will be offering Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders on October 11-15, 2021 via Zoom. This workshop is designed to help church leaders deal more effectively with interpersonal, congregational, and other forms of group conflict. Learn More. Registration is now open and available online at www.lmpeacecenter.org/all-events.

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ELMM: Daniel, Apocalyptic, and the Early Jewish Period

October 15 - October 16

Extreme violence, including death, was used against Jews who disobeyed Antiochus' edicts by reading the Scriptures, having their children circumcised, and worshipping the God of Israel. These dire circumstances raised profound questions for the people of God. How can God's people be faithful witnesses in the face of such a catastrophe? What does it mean to hope? And who is God? This learning event is part of Equipping Leaders for Mission and Ministry and will be led by Professor Kelly…

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ELMM: Pastoral Care Assistant Training – Part II

October 23

What do you say when you don't know what to say. Listening with the ear of the heart. This learning event is part of Equipping Leaders for Mission and Ministry and will be led by Professor Rosanne Swanson. This event will take place October 23, 2021 via Zoom. Learn More.

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Autumn Leadership Event

October 26

Rostered Ministers are invited to gather for the Autumn Leadership Event on October 26, 2021 from 10am-3pm ET at Immanuel, Mt. Pleasant. This one day event will include a Service of Remembrance and Loss with All Saints overtones, opportunity for conversation, a boxed lunch, and a presentation by Bishop Satterlee, "Where is Jesus when you preach?". This presentation is the basis of Bishop Satterlee’s forthcoming book and has been well-received in other synods. This event is designed to be easily dismantled should COVID-19…

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November 2021

ELMM: Revelation

November 12 - November 13

We recently took our initial plunge into apocalyptic literature and discovered that the stimulating world of apocalyptic symbols, colors, and numbers can be confusing. Revelation is the only entire book in the New Testament devoted to apocalyptic thought. It is an exciting and challenging book. Revelation has frequently been misused. It has been divorced from its historical setting and understood as a book of secret codes that program how God will act at the end of time. Revelation does tell…

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POSTPONED: The End of Youth Ministry?

November 13

This event has been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns. The event organizers are working to reschedule the event for Spring 2022.   The End of Youth Ministry? Featuring a presentation by Dr. Andrew Root, this free event will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 9:30am - 3:00pm at Faith Lutheran Church in Okemos, MI. Lunch will be provided. Dr. Andrew Root is Professor of Youth and Family Ministry at Luther Seminary. Learn More about Dr. Root. Registration information for this event will be available…

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Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders

November 15 - November 19

The Lombard Mennonite Peace Center will be offering Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders on November 15-19, 2021 via Zoom. This workshop is designed to help church leaders deal more effectively with interpersonal, congregational, and other forms of group conflict. Learn More. Registration is now open and available online at www.lmpeacecenter.org/all-events.

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