Useful, Helpful, and Interesting Links:
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
Official page. Making Christ known through living faith, official home page provides daily Bible readings and prayers, and more.
Southeast Michigan Synod
We are the Southeast Michigan Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). As one of 65 regional bodies of the ELCA, the SE MI Synod empowers, supports, and serves its 125 area congregations and their members.
Find an ELCA Church Near You when you are traveling...
The Lutheran Magazine
General interest publication of the ELCA. News articles and features, youth sections, letters, bulletin blurbs, and subscriptions. www.thelutheran.org
Assisted Living in Michigan
This guide explores the cost of living throughout the state and offers information on financial options for seniors who need help paying for residential care. It also covers several free and low-cost services that help seniors address their daily needs and an overview of what some of the assisted living regulations cover.
This guide gives an overview of the 10 best assisted living facilities in the Howell region to see if any are right for you.
Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
The Women's organization of the ELCA.
Café: Stirring the Spirit Within
Café is an award-winning Web-based magazine for young women who want to build Community, participate in Advocacy, strengthen Faith, and strive toward Enlightenment (CAFE!). It incorporates a Lutheran perspective for women of Christian faith or simply for any woman who is interested in how faith can relate to the issues that women face today.
Davey and Goliath -
Still fun for children. Learn about Davey and Goliath; who they are and why it is important to bring the faith-based messages communicated through these characters to children and their parents in the 21st century. Download Coloring Pages for children and church use. Davey and Goliath is the popular stop motion animation program for children produced by the Lutheran church and shown on commercial television in the 1960s.
The Little Lutheran magazine was developed for toddlers 6 and younger to help them learn about God's love for them and the world in which they live. We want them to know Jesus as friend and savior too.
Local / Regional Lutheran Sites
South East Michigan Women of the ELCA
Lutheran Social Services of Michigan
Services We Provide: Children and Families, Housing & Shelter, Persons with Disabilities, Senior Services.
Samaritan Counseling Center of Southeastern Michigan
Providing professional therapeutic counseling and educational service to all God's people seeking wholeness through emotional and spiritual growth. Programs include: premarital counseling, educational opportunities, vocational concerns, divorce and rebuilding, professional training as well as a lay caregivers workshop series, in Farmington Hills, MI. 248-474-4701
Trinity Lutheran Seminary Home Page
Trinity Lutheran Seminary is one of eight theological schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), educating students for leadership in God's work. Includes academic and student life information, contacts, programs, faculty, alumni contacts, and events.
Living Waters Ministries
Our mission is to provide ELCA ministries and its partners in the lower peninsula of Michigan excellent camping, retreat, and conference opportunities. This mission occurs in environments designed to awaken, renew, sustain, and strengthen relationships with Christ and each other, centered in God's abundant grace. Michi-Lu-Ca Camp and Conference Center and Stony Lake Lutheran Camp. Outdoor and Retreat Ministries in Michigan
VIA DE CRISTO
For the development of Christian Leaders. The purpose and intent is to provide a means whereby each of us can become increasingly equipped with the power of God's grace to be an effective servant in the body of Christ. www.gnvdc.org
Other Lutheran Sites...
From Pastor Kerry Nelson, Covenant Lutheran Church Houston, TX. Read online when you like. Also, you may subscribe for daily devotions delivered daily by email at this site.
The Center for Lutheran Pride! - but not too proud ... Home of Good Lutheran Fun! Featuring Lutheran t-shirts, Lutheran Tidbit of the Day, tidbits, sweatshirts, coffee mugs, Ole & Lena ...
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
Formerly Aid Association for Lutherans/Lutheran Brotherhood (AAL/LB), Thrivent is a leading fraternal benefit society. Services include providing insurance protection and opportunities for members to help themselves...
Lutheran Marriage Encounter
International Lutheran Marriage Encounter. Take a weekend and invest in your relationship. Information and description of encounter weekends, plus resources and links for couples.
Wikipedia ELCA article.
Highlights the differences between the ELCA & LCMS-
Agnus Day: the Lectionary Comic
Cartoon based on weekly readings from the Lutheran three year cycle.
Lutheran World Federation
Communion whose headquarters are located in Geneva, representing the majority of Lutheran Christians
Association of Lutheran Church Musicians
Dedicated to strengthening the proclamation of the Gospel through music and the practice of worship among Lutherans in North America.
Lutheran Roots Genealogy Exchange
Trace family roots, history, genealogy, parenting, traveling and care giving info. Includes chat line.
Other Non-profit Sites...
Family Impact Center
The Family Impact Center, located in Fowlerville, Michigan, functions with area churches, businesses, and organizations to provide the following services:
Assistance with practical needs (household items and clothing) and problem-solving skills.
Classes, in such areas as parenting, budgeting, nutrition, and skill development
Support Groups such as "Grief SHare", "Divorce Care", and "Single Parenting"
Bible StudiesSeminars and Workshops
Counseling (family, financial, individual, and marital)
Mentoring and spiritual support.
Serving part of southeast Michigan, Love INC of the Greater Livingston Area is a local chapter of the nation-wide Love INC network. Bringing hope and light to the discouraged, we serve many communities, including Brighton, Fowlerville, Hartland, Howell, Pinckney, and more. Through our Love INC Clearinghouse, local churches provide a variety of services to community members in need. These "Gap Ministries" offer: Auto Repair, Bedding/Linens Clothing / Winter Outerwear, Furniture Ministry, Food / Diapers & Wipes, Gas Vouchers, LETS Bus Tokens, Transportation, Refurbished Bikes, New Cribs, Fix-It Team, Birth Certificates & ID, Household Items, Money Management Classes, Personal Needs Pantry, Urgent Home Repair, Laundry Vouchers, and more.