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Register Now: Walking Together!

Walking Together: A Day of Inspiration and Training for Congregational Leaders Saturday, November 4, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at Zion Lutheran Church 350 Pearl Street  Cadillac The theme of this year’s gathering: “How to Be a Faithful, Effective Leader…and Enjoy It!”  Some may wonder if this kind of leadership is possible…we’ve seen it and we […]

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Portico Updates and Events

2017 Live Well Challenge: Earn up to $400 wellness dollars for ELCA-Primary members and spouses. Register & Complete Your Health Assessment by November 30 (new extended deadline): Earn $100 Each Save or Implement a Retirement Plan With Your Spouse by November 30: Earn $200 Each.  If you do not want to implement your retirement plan […]

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Register Now: WELCA Retreat

Registration is now open for the Women of the ELCA Retreat September 29-30. This year’s theme is “Become New” and will feature worship with Rev. Sarah Friesen-Carper and an address from Rev. Gwendolyn King. Learn more and register.

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The Leadership Program for Musicians Online Courses

The Leadership Program for Musicians Fall 2017 Online Courses The Leadership Program for Musicians is a program of The Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. It now offers online versions of various courses from the LPM curriculum. The Fall courses runs September 6 – November 15. Courses offered include: Conversations in Church Music […]

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Save the Date: Walking Together!

Walking Together: A Day of Renewal and Training for Lay Leaders Saturday, November 4 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Zion Lutheran Church in Cadillac The theme of our gathering this year is faithful, skilled, joy-filled leadership. Some may wonder if those four words can exist together in the same sentence.  We believe they can! The day […]

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500th Anniversary of the Reformation Events

During this 500th year of commemoration of the Reformation, the Grand Rapids Conferences of Catholics and Lutherans are offering several programs that explore our common beliefs and shared heritage as Christians. These programs offer opportunities to grow and learn together and will culminate in an Ecumenical Commemoration of the Reformation co-presided by Catholic Bishop David […]

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Register Now: Discernment Retreat!

Are you curious where the Holy Spirit might be leading you? Are you feeling a sense of call to serve the church in a new way? Are you wondering about what it takes to become a public leader in the ELCA? Consider attending this Discernment Retreat to explore your calling and future ministry leadership. Spouses […]

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Synod Office Closure

The Synod Office will be closed on Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4 in observance of the Fourth of July.

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Honduran Lutheran Church Visitors

Join us August 13-20! Four visitors from the Honduran Lutheran Church will visit the Mitten Synod in August. We will share information about our churches and faith experiences and they will share what it means to be Lutheran in Honduras and talk about their many successes and challenges. Please join us for any of the […]

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Register Now: Autumn Leadership Event!

Rostered Ministers, Synodically Authorized Ministers and Lay Ministry Training Program Graduates are welcome to join us for the Autumn Leadership Event this fall! This year’s theme is Ever Reforming–Our Ministries, Our Word and will feature a presentation from Beth Lewis, CEO of 1517 Media. The event will be held Sunday, October 22 to Tuesday, October […]

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