Here We Stand – June 2019 Update

Thank you!

The Michigan District’s Here We Stand (HWS) campaign has made great strides since its inception, having raised approximately $6.15 million towards its four initiatives; Professional Church Worker Scholarships, Innovative Missional Ministry, Michigan District Endowment, and International Ministry. Michigan District congregations, through their faithful and extremely generous participation, have been very instrumental in the success of HWS, and we would like to take this opportunity to recognize these 150 responding congregations through May 20, 2019, and sincerely thank each for their support.

Addison, Lutheran Church of the Lakes
Adrian, St. John
Alpena, Immanuel
Ann Arbor, Peace
Ann Arbor, St. Luke
Au Gres, St. John
Bad Axe, Our Savior
Baldwin, Grace
Battle Creek, St. Mark
Battle Creek, Redemption
Bay City, Faith
Bay City, Immanuel
Bay City, Zion
Belding, Holy Cross Belleville, Open Arms
Birch Run, St. Martin
Birmingham, Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
Birmingham, Our Shepherd
Bloomfield Hills, Cross of Christ
Brighton, Shepherd of the Lakes
Britton, Emmanuel
Brooklyn, St. Mark
Bruce Twp. (Romeo), Grace Lutheran Fellowship
Buchanan, Trinity
Burton, Pilgrim
Cadillac, Emmanuel
Canton, Grace
Carson City, Calvary
Cass City, Good Shepherd
Centreville, St. Paul
Charlotte, First
Cheboygan, St. John
Chelsea, Our Savior
Clio, Messiah
Colon, St. Paul
Conklin, Trinity
Coopersville, Grace
Dearborn, Atonement
Dearborn, Guardian
Detroit, Historic Trinity
East Lansing, Ascension
Eastpointe, St. Peter
Eastpointe, St. Thomas
Engadine, Bethlehem
Fenton, Trinity
Flat Rock, Community
Flint, Calvary
Flint, St. Mark
Frankenmuth, St. Lorenz
Gaylord, Trinity
Germfask, Grace
Glen Arbor, Bethlehem
Grand Blanc, Faith
Grand Haven, St. John
Grand Rapids, Immanuel
Grand Rapids, St. James
Grand Rapids, St. Matthew
Grayling, Mount Hope
Greenville, Mount Calvary
Hamburg, St. Paul
Harrison, St. Luke
Haslett, St. Luke
Hemlock, Zion
Highland, Faith
Hillman, St. John
Hillsdale, St. Paul
Holland, Christ Our Savior
Holland, Zion
Howell, Heart of the Shepherd
Hudsonville, New Hope
Interlochen, Redeemer
Jackson, Trinity
Jenison, Holy Cross
Jenison, St. John
Kalamazoo, Zion
Kentwood, St. Mark
Lansing, Good Shepherd
Lansing, Our Savior
Lansing, Trinity
Lapeer, St. Paul
Leland, Immanuel
Lewiston, Bethlehem
Lincoln Park, Calvary
Linden, Hope
Livonia, Christ Our Savior
Ludington, St. John
Macomb, Immanuel
Macomb, St. Peter
Mancelona, St. Matthew
Marysville, Light of Christ
Mesick, Faith
Midland, Our Savior
Midland, St. John’s
Milan, St. Paul
Milford, Christ
Minden City, Trinity
Monroe, Trinity
Muskegon, Trinity
New Baltimore, Christ
New Boston, St. Paul
Newberry, Trinity
Newport, Christ Our Shepherd
Northville, St. Paul
Nunica, St. Luke
Oscoda, Trinity
Otisville, St. Timothy
Petoskey, Zion
Pinckney, Trinity
Pinconning, St. John
Pontiac, St. Paul
Port Hope, St. John
Port Huron, Trinity
Portage, St. Michael
Redford, Hosanna Tabor
Reed City, Trinity
Richmond, St. Peter
Richville, St. Michael
Rochester, Living Word
Rochester, St. John
Rochester Hills, Crown of Life
Rochester Hills, Gethsemane
Rockford, St. Peter
Rogers City, Peace
Roseville, Bethlehem
Saginaw, Bethlehem
Saginaw, Good Shepherd
Saginaw, Immanuel of Frankentrost
Saginaw, St. Mark
Saline, Christ Our King
Scottville, Our Savior
Sebewaing, Immanuel
Shelby Township, Peace
South Lyon, Cross of Christ
Southgate, Christ the King
St. Joseph, Trinity
Stevensville, Christ
Sturgis, Trinity
Taylor, St. John
Trenton, St. Paul
Troy, Faith
Utica, Trinity
Walled Lake, St. Matthew
Warren, Hope
Waterford, Peace
Wayne, St. Michael
West Bloomfield, St. Mark
West Branch, St. John
Westland, St. Matthew
Whitehall, Faith
Wyandotte, Trinity

If your congregation is not on this list, we pray 2019 is the year it becomes a financial partner in supporting one or all of the important initiatives of the HWS campaign. Please contact Ray Zavada, HWS Campaign Director at 734.213.4264, or Linda Ekong, HWS Campaign Administrative Assistant, at 734.213.4265 with your questions or to request campaign materials, resources, or support. You can also visit our campaign website at

Ray Zavada
Campaign Director

*Every effort was made to include all participating congregations, however if there is an oversight please let us know immediately.

Campaign Progress

Over $6.15 million in gifts, pledges, and congregational goals to date.

June 2019 Newsletter