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2022 ELCA Youth Gathering Updates

PrintMonthly Webinars Join Gathering leadership for a monthly webinar, beginning in May, to prepare you for the 2022 Gathering, the Multicultural Youth Leadership Event (MYLE) and the tAble. Topics will vary with the month, but all webinars will be split between a presentation and a Q&A. Learn More and Register. Volunteer Application Applications for the […]

Prayers for Minneapolis

PrintAs our country reacts to the verdict of the Derek Chauvin trial, to feelings of justice and relief, and to the anxiety of unrest, we pray for the city of Minneapolis, for those involved in the trial, and for peace and healing. Our Synod continues to work for racial justice and is committed to addressing […]

Coronavirus Resources

PrintLike much of the global population, the ELCA is concerned about the Coronavirus, also known as COVID19. With the outbreaks in the United States and around the world being classified as a pandemic, congregations and houses of worship need to be well-informed and well-prepared. Some sources of information that can and should be trusted are […]

Ecumenical Advocacy Days

PrintEcumenical Advocacy Days will be held virtually on April 18-21, 2021. This year’s theme is “God’s Earth and People Restored,” and will offer a time of process and issue learning, worship, as well as Capitol Hill virtual visits with policymakers on climate impacts due to historic racial and colonial inequities. In addition to being a […]

LIRS Temporary Foster Care Program

PrintIn recent months, thousands of unaccompanied migrant children have arrived at the US southern border seeking protection. Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS)’s temporary foster care programs able to accept families that live within 50 miles of one of five locations in the country and one of those locations is in the North/West Lower Michigan Synod. Temporary Foster Care serves […]

Portico Updates

PrintStress is a pain in the neck: If you’re literally feeling the effects of too many hours staring at a computer screen, sitting in a not-so-ergonomically-correct chair, or carrying a year’s worth of pandemic worries in your shoulders,  Members with ELCA-primary health benefits now have access to SWORD, a virtual therapy program for joint pain […]


PrintAMMPARO Informational Zoom Meeting Immanuel Lutheran Church in Jackson and Faith Lutheran Church in Okemos (both AMMPARO congregations) would like to invite you to an informational Zoom meeting where you can learn about the work of ELCA AMMPARO.  On Tuesday evening, April 27, at 7:00 PM, Mary Campbell, ELCA Director of AMMPARO, will share information about […]

ELCA’s Statement on anti-Asian Racism an

PrintThe Asian and Pacific Islander Association of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), has issued a statement addressing the increase in violence directed toward Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. The ELCA Conference of Bishops affirmed the statement during their virtual meeting.  The statement follows: The COVID-related surge in anti-Asian violence is physically and […]