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Portico Advent Updates

Print As we sing “Peace on Earth,” Portico wants leaders to find the inner peace that comes from emotional and mental well-being. Portico is lifting up some resources to help: Gift of Presence Activity, Overcoming Compassion Fatigue, A Season of Letting Go Activity. Thank you for your responsiveness during Annual Enrollment! As a reminder, all members […]

Email Scams and Internet Security

PrintThis afternoon we’ve had reports of people receiving fraudulent emails from Bishop Satterlee asking for money or gift cards. These emails are being sent from various email addresses including and are not from Bishop Satterlee. Please do not respond to these emails or send any money or gift cards.  This type of email scam has become prevalent in church communities. In this […]

Women’s Jubilee Sermon Collection

PrintIn celebration of the 50th anniversary of the ordination of women, the Women’s Jubilee Committee created a digital collection of sermons written by women from across the North/West Lower Michigan Synod. The sermons are based on texts from Year B of the Revised Common Lectionary and are now available online: Read Now. If you are interested in contributing a sermon, please contact Rev. Kjersten […]

ELCA Future Church

PrintAs the world continues to change, it is important for the church to remain true to the Gospel and relevant in our time. In 2020, global pandemic, the urgent struggle for racial justice and a divisive political climate have only sharpened and renewed this church’s purpose to “activate each of us so more people know the […]

Trapp Grants

PrintTrapp Grant Applications are now available!  If you are in a Northern Michigan congregation (Traverse or Sunrise Conferences), you might qualify for a grant from the Paul E. Trapp estate. The endowment was created from a bequest to support “people-oriented” ministries. Applications must be submitted by November 30, 2020. Download Application