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Immigration Information and Advocacy Resources

In the past few weeks, there have been a lot of questions regarding the Trump Administration’s immigration policies and decision to separate children from their families. Learn more about the ELCA’s response and how you can be an advocate for these children and their families.

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Help Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula

On Sunday, June 17, Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula was devastated by 6-8 inches of rain in a short amount of time, causing at least 60 sinkholes, numerous washed out roads, and one home that collapsed on a twelve year old boy. Hundreds of businesses and homes are affected in Houghton and the surrounding area. Residents will […]

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Blast Off for Books

The ELCA Youth Gathering has recognized the need to lift up literacy in Houston. The Houston Independent School District estimates that 74% of the students in the district come from families who struggle to provide books for their children, which means they begin each school year at a disadvantage. To ensure bright futures for all of Houston’s students, book donations are being collected through the Gathering’s Blast […]

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ELCA Future Directions

Propelled by a commitment to Lutheran traditions and to being a community of faith that is always forming and being renewed, the ELCA’s presiding bishop, Church Council and Conference of Bishops initiated a process to engage the ELCA in conversation about future directions–to help this church journey faithfully and effectively together in the years ahead. […]

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You Matter 2018

Rostered Leaders (pastors & deacons) and their families are invited to a day of wellness at Potter Park Zoo in Lansing! The event is provided by Portico Wellness dollars and will include your parking, admission to the zoo, and a picnic lunch at the Safari Room on the Zoo grounds. There will be no specific […]

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Open Hearts. Open Church. Bible Study

Open Hearts. Open Church., the North/West Lower Michigan Synod Task Force on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, has created and released a bible study called “God’s Radical Love for All”to help guide individuals, small groups, and congregations in understanding the bible as it comes to being inclusive. The task force encourages everyone to explore the bible study and other resources on their website […]

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Pedal for a Purpose 2018

Join us May 30-June 3 for the second annual Pedal for a Purpose: Synod Hunger Bike Tour. This four day cycling tour in the Stony Lake Conference of our Synod is aimed at deepening awareness of World Hunger, challenging giving to ELCA World Hunger, and enhancing physical fitness. Pedal for a Purpose will begin and end at […]

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Synod Office Closure

The Synod Office will be closed Monday, April 2 in observance of Easter. Have a Happy Easter!

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New Resource for Worship: MLK Observance

50th Anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. The Protestant Church of Germany (EKD) and the ELCA have collaborated on worship materials in German and English to help congregations observe the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. A special service will be held in Berlin on April 23 to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. We […]

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Synod Financial Administrator Update

The North/West Lower Michigan Synod is pleased to announce that Rebecca Bossenbroek has accepted the synod’s Financial Administrator position!  She will begin a gradual transition into this part-time position over the next few weeks as she begins to partner with Margie Bauer in the knowledge transfer and on-boarding process.  She will transition fully into the position […]

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