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October 2019

New and Improved Boundaries Workshop 2.0

October 29, 2019
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Muskegon, 1132 West Southern Ave
Muskegon, MI 49441 United States
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This new and improved boundaries workshop is open to rostered ministers and lay leaders. All rostered ministers who have not attended a boundaries training in the last 3 years are strongly encouraged to attend. The workshop will be held from 9am - 3pm on October 29, 2019 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Muskegon, MI. The registration fee is $10 and includes lunch and materials. To register for this event, please submit the registration form and payment to the Synod…

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November 2019

Golden Rule 2020

November 3, 2019

Golden Rule 2020: A Call for Dignity and Respect in Politics Bishop Satterlee joined Presiding Bishop Eaton and other bishops throughout the ELCA in supporting "Golden Rule 2020: A Call for Dignity and Respect in Politics." This statement was developed by a wide range of Christian leaders in conjunction with the National Institute for Civil Discourse in Washington, D.C. earlier this year and is aimed at applying Jesus' teaching that we "do unto others as you would have them do…

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Mitten Synod Youth Retreat

November 8, 2019 - November 10, 2019

All Mitten Synod High School Youth are invited to participate in the 2nd Annual Mitten Synod Youth Retreat! This synodical high school retreat will be an opportunity for youth to grow in their relationships across congregations and to explore ways to deepen and use their leadership skills. This retreat will take place November 8-10 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Midland. Learn More and Register. 

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Breaking Down Walls

November 9, 2019

On November 9, 2019, the world will commemorate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall. ELCA Global Mission has provided an array of resources to assist in remembering those who have helped bring down walls in the past and those seeking just and peaceful ways to bring down the walls in our midst today. Included is a special liturgy that is patterend after the weekly prayer services that were held at St. Nicholas Church in Leipzig, Germany…

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The Generosity Project

November 10, 2019 - November 11, 2019

The Generosity Project is an expression of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Macedonia Project, with initial funding provided by Thrivent Financial Services. The purpose of the Macedonia Project is to grow faithful steward leaders by providing a curriculum about generosity and stewardship. They will be hosting three events in Lansing on November 10-11. Learn More and Register. 

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December 2019

Samaritas Toy Wrapping Event

December 3, 2019

Samaritas and Thrivent Member Network, Great Lakes Region are partnering for Giving Tuesday—one of the biggest, boldest days for fundraising! There are many ways you can support Samaritas’ mission. Donate Toys for Foster Care Kids – Samaritas is collecting Christmas gifts for children in our foster care program. Please drop off an unwrapped toy to Samaritas Senior Living by December 1, 2019. 2000 32nd Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49508 Wrap Gifts for Foster Care Kids – Join us on Tuesday, December 3, at…

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Rostered Leaders Christmas Worship and Lunch

December 11, 2019

All rostered leaders are invited to attend a Christmas Worship and Lunch on December 11, 2019 at St. Stephen in Lansing, MI. Worship will be held at 11:30am and will be followed by lunch. To help us plan, please RSVP.

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January 2020

Extravaganza 2020

January 31 - February 3

The Extravaganza is the annual gathering of children, youth, and family ministry leaders from across the ELCA. It's more than a conference: It's space to be stretched, it's worship, it's inspiring speakers, it's learning from colleagues across the country, it's sharing your insights with others, it's informative and transformative. Learn More.

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February 2020

ELMM Retreat: Assisting Minister Training I & Old Testament

February 7 - February 8

Assisting Minister Training I & Prophets Before the Exile February 7-8, 2020 Location TBA Assisting Minister Training I with Bishop Satterlee: Luther believed and Lutherans confess that all the baptized exercise an active, even “priestly” role in worship. So recent Lutheran worship books provide an assisting minister role with responsibilities assigned to a member of the congregation on behalf of the entire assembly. This course provides the theology behind this role and gives participants an opportunity to learn the appropriate skills,…

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Ignite the Church Conference

February 11 - February 13

Get inspired, encouraged, challenged and warmed up at the Ignite the Church Conference in Orlando, Florida, February 11-13. In addition to large group gatherings on Congregational Vitality, there will be electives on Reaching Younger Generations, Expanding Kingdom Impact, Church Renewal and Discipleship, Renewing Music, Vitality through Mission, Engaging Your Neighborhood, Evangelism, Social Justice, and Raising Up Leaders along with a visit to Orlando’s Castle Church Brewing Community. A $99 discounted rate, including 2 meals and snacks, is available until November…

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