In response to the resolution on responding to the climate emergency adopted at the North/West Lower Michigan Synod’s 2021 Synod Assembly, the North/West Lower Michigan Synod Council approved the establishment of the John D. Schleicher Care of Creation Grants.

The purpose of these grants is to inspire and assist congregations of the North/West Lower Michigan Synod to respond to climate change as a matter of faith and discipleship. The grants are named to honor Bishop Emeritus John D. Schleicher for his commitment to and leadership in care of creation.

Grant applications are now available! The deadline to submit an application is May 1, 2022.

Application Instructions