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ELCA Advocacy Summer Events

PrintELCA Advocacy Network Conference Call: August Recess PossibilitiesELCA Advocacy Staff will hosting a 30-minute virtual check-in to discuss opportunities to interact with policymakers in your locality and on current priority issue updates. Most years, the U.S. Congress recesses for the month of August. Senators and representatives return to their state and/or congressional district and reconnect […]

Hunger and Climate Change Webinar

PrintOn June 24, 2021, The North/West Lower Michigan Synod’s Hunger Team and Environmental Stewardship Task Force were joined by Ryan Cumming, Ph.D., Program Director for Hunger Education with ELCA World Hunger for a conversation about climate change, poverty, hunger — and the many ways God is at work in the United States and around the […]

Environmental Task Force Fall Events

PrintThe Synod’s Environmental Task Force will be hosting multiple events this fall. All are welcome to participate.  Learn More. Preaching and Climate Change with Bishop SatterleeSeptember 9, 2021 By invitation of the Synod’s Environmental Stewardship Task Force, Bishop Satterlee will be presenting “Preaching and Climate Change”, a workshop focused on strategies for including the cosmos in preaching. This workshop […]

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 […]

Email Spoofing and Scams

PrintIn the past couple of weeks, congregations and synods around the ELCA have experienced another round of email spoofing and scams. View a message from Bishop Satterlee about email scams: In these scams, bad actors create email new addresses and pretend to be people you know (ex: Bishop Satterlee or your congregation’s pastor). Oftentimes the email […]

2022 ELCA Youth Gathering

PrintThe ELCA Youth Gathering for high school aged youth takes place every three years and is about faith formation, worship, study, fellowship, service, and play. It is an opportunity for youth to engage with peers from across the United States and the world who share a common commitment and faith in Christ. Learn More. The […]

Portico Updates

PrintRetirement Readiness Series Fidelity has partnered with Portico to offer a virtual webinar series – exclusively for ELCA Retirement Plan members – that addresses the question “What does it take to be retirement ready?”. These workshops, hosted by a Fidelity Virtual Education Consultant, will be attended by a Portico Financial Planner who can answer member […]

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 […]