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April 2020

ELCA Creation Care Ambassador Webinar

April 4

People are growing more concerned about climate change. As they witness and experience impacts to their health, livelihoods and communities, they are increasingly looking for guidance on solutions from people in their daily lives - including faith leaders like you.  On April 4, 2020 from 11:30am-4:00pm, the ELCA Advocacy Team will be hosting a webinar training that will equip you with the knowledge, hands-on experience and resources to speak and act confidently on climate change and solutions. Registration is required…

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Holle Speaker Series: For the Healing of the World: Apocalypse, Ecology, and the Bible

April 18

Saturday, April 18, 2020 9:30 – 2:00 (Lunch provided) Faith Lutheran Church Okemos Featured Speaker: Rev. Dr. Barbara R. Rossing You are invited to attend this year’s presentation of the Holle Speaker Series on Saturday, April 18.  This year’s guest presenter will be the Rev. Dr. Barbara Rossing.  She will be speaking on: For the Healing of the World: Apocalypse, Ecology and the Bible Dr. Rossing is professor of New Testament at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, where she…

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ELCA Online Security Webinar

April 21

Do you receive emails asking you to send money or trying to trick you into giving up sensitive information? Do you know what to do if your data or the congregation’s data has been breached? Do you want to learn how best to protect yourself and the church from online threats? Please join us on Tuesday, April 21, from 12 p.m to 1 p.m. Eastern Time for a free webinar for ELCA congregations and synods. Chris Hueneke, information security advisor…

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CANCELLED: Synod Boundaries Workshop

April 23
St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 2900 N. Waverly Rd
Lansing, MI 48906 United States
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Due to the current  limitations on in-person gatherings, this workshop has been cancelled. We are looking to reschedule at a later date. New and Improved Boundaries Workshop 2.0 ALL Rostered Ministers who have not attended a Boundaries Training in the last 3 years are strongly encouraged to attend. Lay Leaders may also attend.  

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May 2020

CANCELLED: Synod Assembly 2020

May 14 - May 16

After prayerful reflection and in keeping with the recommendations of the Office of the Secretary and the Office of the Presiding Bishop, Bishop Satterlee recommended and Synod Council affirmed that we will NOT gather for Synod Assembly May 14-16, 2020 in Mount Pleasant. More information is available on our Assembly page.

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St. Croix Mission Trip

May 22 - May 30

Lutheran Disaster Response (LDR), a program of Lutheran Social Services of the Virgin Islands is seeking Lutheran construction teams of 10 to 20 members to assist with rebuilding hurricane damaged homes on the island of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.  This will greatly assist with our queue of almost 80 homes to repair We will be mostly repairing and replacing roofs.  We build to a standard of “safe and dry and sanitary and functional”.  We have replaced doors and windows,…

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Spanish Language and Hispanic Ministry Intensive I

May 24 - May 29

The Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest will be hosting a Summer Language and Hispanic Ministry Intensive  May 24-29, 2020. This program is a resource for Lutherans and those of other denominations who recognize the growing need for competency in the Spanish language and an understanding of Hispanic culture in light of the increasing Hispanic population in this country and in the church. The course focuses on study of the Spanish language and Hispanic culture. Learn More. Download Brochure.

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June 2020

The World Hunger Bike Tour 2020

June 4 - June 7

The World Hunger Bike Tour is back for 2020! After a one year hiatus, the “World Hunger Bike Tour” returns this year for another ride to visit Synod churches to raise awareness for ELCA World Hunger and the great work they are doing! This year the ride will be touring the Capital Conference. Previous rides have raised over $12,000 for ELCA World Hunger! All are welcome! If you are bike rider and want to help us raise awareness, as well as…

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Building Congregational Capacity for Hispanic Ministry Intensive II

June 7 - June 11

The Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest will be hosting a Latinx Ministry Intensive June 7-11, 2020. This Level II Intensive course is designed to enhance leadership competence in the development and support of Latinx ministries in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and among ecumenical partners. Those encouraged to attend are current practitioners, judicatory leaders, seminarians, church leaders planning to start new Latinx ministries, and those with coaching and/or supervisory roles among Latinx ministry leaders. Participants will explore foundational…

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July 2020

WELCA Gathering

July 16 - July 19

Following Jesus is messy. Loving one another is justice. We are not perfect. We are one body in Christ. We invite you to experience a life-changing event with other bold women of faith in July 2020. Learn More.

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