Acts In Common

Acts In Common is an organization of Christian believers who seek to renew, resource and empower Lutheran congregations and ministries in African American neighborhoods in the Detroit metropolitan area. Acts In Common seeks to assist these congregations and ministries in finding creative and public ways to invite others to know God's love through Jesus Christ. For more information, please visit www.actsincommon.org or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

BRRICK

BRRICK (Building Racial Reconciliation in Christ’s Kingdom) is designed to Build Racial Inter-Dependence through Grace and Empowerment to Heal and Empower God's Anti-racist People (Bridge The Gap). This team is co-chaired by Rev. Julianne Smeck This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Rev. Michael Johnson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Diversity Task Force on Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression

Diversity Task Force on Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression is committed to justice and full inclusion of all God's people within our congregations, the Southeast Michigan Synod and the ELCA through education, support, advocacy and faith! For more information, please contact Wendy Wellman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Rob Montry This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Hunger Task Force

The Hunger Task Force encourages and supports members and congregations throughout our synod in all efforts that address hunger. From raising funds and awareness to food pantries, soup kitchens and advocacy, members of the Southeast Michigan Synod are daily working to eradicate hunger in our local and global world. For more information contact Peggy Vulsteke at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Women of the ELCA

Women of the ELCA (W/ELCA) is an organization committed to mobilizing women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ. At the congregational, synodical and Churchwide levels, women are affirmed and supported as they engage in group and individual ministries that seek to promote healing and wholeness in the church, their communities and the world. More information may be obtained at the following web sites: www.womenoftheelca.org and www.semi-welca.org.

Hearts, Hands and Voices

Hearts, Hands and Voices is a summer camp program led Dr. Michael Burkhardt. It is a unique opportunity for churches of Southeast Michigan to invite young people of all faith and music backgrounds to come together in a safe and welcoming environment to grow spiritually and musically. Through hands-on experiences hearts, hands and voices endeavors to provide children with lifelong tools for creating, appreciating and sharing music, participating in worship, and leading productive lives in society. Click this link to go to the Hearts, Hands, and Voices Home page for more information.