Here We Stand – March 2018 Update

Thank you!

The Michigan District’s Here We Stand (HWS) campaign has made great strides since its inception, having raised approximately $5.1 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 early success of HWS, and we would like to take this opportunity to recognize these 114 early-responding congregations through January 30, 2018, and sincerely thank each of them for their willingness to help get HWS off to the great start it is experiencing.

The Michigan District humbly thanks each congregation listed below for blessing us with their partnership, encouragement, and faith-filled generosity:

Addison, Lutheran Church of the Lakes
Adrian, St. John
Ann Arbor, St. Luke
Au Gres, St. John
Bad Axe, Our Savior
Baldwin, Grace
Battle Creek, St. Mark
Bay City, Faith
Bay City, Immanuel
Bay City, Zion
Birch Run, St. Martin
Birmingham, Our Shepherd
Bloomfield Hills, Cross of Christ
Brighton, Shepherd of the Lakes
Britton, Emmanuel
Bruce Twp. (Romeo), Grace Lutheran Fellowship
Buchanan, Trinity
Burton, Pilgrim
Carson City, Calvary
Cass City, Good Shepherd
Centreville, St. Paul
Cheboygan, St. John
Chelsea, Our Savior
Clio, Messiah
Colon, St. Paul
Conklin, Trinity
Coopersville, Grace
Curtis, Grace
Dearborn, Atonement
Dearborn, Guardian
Detroit, Historic Trinity
Eastpointe, St. Thomas
Engadine, Bethlehem
Fenton, Trinity
Flat Rock, Community
Flint, Calvary
Flint, St. Mark
Frankenmuth, St. Lorenz
Grand Blanc, Faith
Grand Rapids, Immanuel
Grand Rapids, St. Matthew
Grayling, Mount Hope
Greenville, Mount Calvary
Hamburg, St. Paul
Harrison, St. Luke
Hemlock, Zion
Highland, Faith
Hillman, St. John
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
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
Milan, St. Paul
Milford, Christ
Minden City, Trinity
Monroe, Trinity
New Boston, St. Paul
Newberry, Trinity
Newport, Christ Our Shepherd
Northville, St. Paul
Oscoda, Trinity
Otisville, St. Timothy
Petoskey, Zion
Pinckney, Trinity
Pinconning, St. John
Portage, St. Michael
Reed City, Trinity
Richmond, St. Peter
Richville, St. Michael
Rochester, St. John
Rochester Hills, Gethsemane
Rogers City, Peace
Roseville, Bethlehem
Saginaw, Bethlehem
Saginaw, Good Shepherd
Saginaw, St. Mark
Saline, Christ Our King
Scottville, Our Savior
Sebewaing, Immanuel
Shelby Township, Peace
South Lyon, Cross of Christ
St. Joseph, Trinity
Stevensville, Christ
Sturgis, Trinity
Trenton, St. Paul
Troy, Faith
Utica, Trinity
Walled Lake, St. Matthew
Warren, Hope
Wayne, St. Michael
West Bloomfield, St. Mark
West Branch, St. John
Westland, St. Matthew
Wyandotte, Trinity

2018 is a pivotal year for HWS as it continues to steadily progress towards the goal of raising at least $10 million for distribution within the four campaign purposes. If your congregation or you personally, have not yet reached a participation decision, please consider doing so in the near future. The Michigan District Development Office staff stands ready to assist as you go through the process of reaching your participation decision.

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. Many campaign resources, including the video, are located on the Here We Stand campaign website at; Please make 2018 the year your congregation becomes a financial partner in supporting one, or all, of the important initiatives of the HWS campaign.
Ray Zavada
Campaign Director

Campaign Progress

Over $5.12 million in gifts, pledges, and congregational goals to date.

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