Community Classifieds

University Lutheran Chapel Ann Arbor community classifieds is a space for outsides organizations to promote their events, job openings, volunteer opportunities, announcements, or otherwise to the ULC community. The listings will be promoted each Wednesday morning in the ULC News, a weekly email newsletter sharing updates, event information, worship information, and more for members of the ULC family.

ULC classifieds are listed in the chronological order in which they were submitted. The listings are not maintained in real-time and will not be removed or updated unless specifically requested. Use included links and contact information for the most up-to-date information.

February 2024 Submissions

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Married People Spring Event at St. Luke (March 9)

Married People Spring Event

SPRING is right around the corner and it’s the perfect time to “GROW YOUR US”!

What better place to learn more about how to do that than at a fun evening event where you’ll enjoy the company of other married couples, play some games with prizes, partake of a delightful dessert, and hear about how you can “GROW YOUR US” in YOUR marriage!

 Come join us:

Married People Spring Event

St. Luke Lutheran Church

4205 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Saturday, March 9, 2024

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Babysitting reimbursement forms are available upon Registration

 

All married couples – any ages, any number of years married, friends, family, co-workers – are invited to join the festivities! To register and purchase your ticket ($15/couple) for this wonderful one-night event, click here to sign up.  If you have any questions, please contact Debbie at darragh.debbie@gmail.com

Visual Faith Ministry Event with Connie Denninger (March 16)

Please join us on Saturday, March 16 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (doors open at 8:30) at St. Paul Lutheran School (495 Earhart Road). Connie Denninger of Visual Faith Ministry will guide us through some Visual Prayer practices to enrich our prayer lives. Cost is $5 per person. Ages 12 and up are welcome. Childcare and brunch will be provided. Please register at this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScvyFfFO36QTId_gqX5gE1AWT7COksmHBRCSLap5wSZkAb_Ng/viewform 

Questions? Contact Lexie Brown (lbrown@stpaulannarbor.org

Yoga with Jamie Renken (Saturdays, Feb. 3 - March 9)

This class provides a safe space to release tension and support your body, mind, spiritual and emotional well-being. Yoga uses breath and movement to slowly ease into stretches and postures that increase flexibility, balance, and strength. This is a great class for anyone who is new to yoga, hasn’t practiced in a while, or just wants to unplug and unwind. Jamie Renken is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200)

Saturdays: February 3 – March 9 (6 classes)

10:00-11:00 am (arrive 5-10 mins prior to start)

University Lutheran Chapel, Community Room

1511 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Pay What You Want: suggested $15 per class Drop-ins welcome

Email Jamie at jamierenken@gmail.com with questions

Download the flier: Yoga with Jamie 2024

Support Lutheran Education — St. Paul Lutheran School Auction (April 13)

Join the St. Paul Lutheran School community on April 13th as we celebrate and support Christian education and fundraising efforts for a much needed new playground! More information and auction tickets are available now at the event website: onecau.se/godatwork2024.

January 2024 Submissions

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Visual Faith Ministry Event with Connie Denninger (March 16)

Please join us on Saturday, March 16 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (doors open at 8:30) at St. Paul Lutheran School (495 Earhart Road). Connie Denninger of Visual Faith Ministry will guide us through some Visual Prayer practices to enrich our prayer lives. Cost is $5 per person. Ages 12 and up are welcome. Childcare and brunch will be provided. Please register at this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScvyFfFO36QTId_gqX5gE1AWT7COksmHBRCSLap5wSZkAb_Ng/viewform 

Questions? Contact Lexie Brown (lbrown@stpaulannarbor.org

High School Musicians and Singers: Annual Worship Arts Weekend at CUAA features Adam Countryman (Feb. 9-10)

Calling all high school musicians and singers!  

CUAA is holding their annual Worship Arts Weekend on Feb. 9th and 10th.  Whether you are an experienced musician or are just starting out you are welcome to join us to learn and apply skills in contemporary worship on their instrument and/or as vocalists.

Breakout sessions will include specific instruction on voice, guitar, keyboard, and percussion, as well as songwriting and creative use of hymns. Devotional time will include a “worship-in-the-round” experience for the participants, and a final worship service for friends and family, where the students will showcase what they have learned alongside CUAA Worship Arts students and Special Guest Leader Adam Countryman, Music Director for National Youth Gathering.  

For more information or to register please click here!

Ann Arbor MOPS 2nd Annual Mom Prom: Ladies Luau (Feb. 3)

February 3rd, 2024 @ St. Paul Lutheran
7-10pm
$10 @ the door

Ladies of all ages dress up in your favorite sun dress or warm weather outfit and join us for a fun night of games and dancing with refreshments.

Contact Kristin Hallman at mompromannarbor@gmail.com with any questions.

All Proceeds and Funds Raised benefit Ele’s Place in Ann Arbor

Please join us for this wonderful event!

Yoga with Jamie Renken (Saturdays, Feb. 3 - March 9)

This class provides a safe space to release tension and support your body, mind, spiritual and emotional well-being. Yoga uses breath and movement to slowly ease into stretches and postures that increase flexibility, balance, and strength. This is a great class for anyone who is new to yoga, hasn’t practiced in a while, or just wants to unplug and unwind. Jamie Renken is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200)

Saturdays: February 3 – March 9 (6 classes)

10:00-11:00 am (arrive 5-10 mins prior to start)

University Lutheran Chapel, Community Room

1511 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Pay What You Want: suggested $15 per class Drop-ins welcome

Email Jamie at jamierenken@gmail.com with questions

Download the flier: Yoga with Jamie 2024

(Veritas Forum) How to Be Well: Mental Health, Spirituality, and Human Flourishing (Jan. 29)
Ann Arbor Christian High School Open House (Jan. 18 + Feb. 7)

ENROLL NOW: Our high school opened in 2023-24 with 9th grade, and we welcome mid-year transfers! We will have 9th & 10th grades in 2024-25 and will add an additional grade each year. The first 30 new families enrolled will also receive $500 off their tuition.

Are you ready to join something special?

Ann Arbor Christian School is excited to be pioneering the first PK to Grade 12 Christian school in the city of Ann Arbor! A special generation of families and teachers are helping us to create the first interdenominational Christian high school in Ann Arbor.

Click here to learn more about Ann Arbor Christian High School and the Open House! https://annarborchristian.org/high-school/ 

Pick up your Date Night Kit from St. Luke (Jan. 13, 14, or 21)

Back by popular demand . . .

THE ST. LUKE MARRIED PEOPLE DATE NIGHT KIT

When you got married, the two of you became an US. While every US is different,

there is one thing every US needs—time. Your US needs time to simply be

together because it gives you space to laugh and connect. That’s what this date

night is all about—no therapy—just fun and connection. So begin your “time for your US” 

by picking up a Date Night Kit on one of the dates below at:

 

St. Luke Lutheran Church

4205 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Saturday, January 13th, 2024 between 10:00 am – 11:30 pm

Sunday, January 14th, 2024 between 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Sunday, January 21st, 2024 between 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Date Night reminder: 

*Schedule your date night to happen within two weeks of picking up your “Kit”.

*You and your spouse plan your own date details 

*As you drive off for your date, open your “Date Night Kit” and follow the instructions in the order given.  

*Enjoy your date! Have Fun! This is “time for your US”!

 

Partial babysitting reimbursement is available by picking up a request form along with your Kit!

LWML Epiphany Brunch (Jan. 13)
Lutheran Women In Mission – LWML Epiphany Brunch
You are invited to enjoy “Reflections of Mary,” a dramatic retelling of the story of Jesus’ birth using Scripture, drama, and song featuring Wendysue Fluegge as Mary. Saturday, January 13 from 9:30 a.m. until Noon at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 4205 Washtenaw Avenue, 48108. Suggested donation is $5 plus an Ingathering item(s) for Family Life Services. Please RSVP here or contact Debby Stinehelfer to register. 
Living Wisely in a Digital Age with Dr. Felicia Wu Song (Jan. 27)

The Michigan Christian Study Center, in partnership with area churches, is pleased to welcome Dr. Felicia Wu Song to Ann Arbor on Saturday, January 27.  Her talk, “Living Wisely in a Digital Age,” will be valuable to Christian leaders, parents, students, and anyone seeking to follow Christ in our technology-driven society.  Dr. Song (Ph.D., University of Virginia) is a Christian sociologist and one of the church’s foremost thinkers about digital technology and how it impacts individuals and communities.  Her most recent book is Restless Devices: Recovering Personhood, Presence, and Place in a Digital Age.  We hope that you can attend this important event, and please RSVP here so that we can plan accordingly.

Event: Dr. Felicia Wu Song, “Living Wisely in a Digital Age”

Date:   Saturday, January 27

Time:   Light refreshments will be served at 5:30 pm, program begins at 6:00 pm.

Place:  Michigan Christian Study Center, 611 E. William St.

Get your tickets to Comedy Night with Andy Beningo! (Jan. 27)

Take time to relax and laugh after the busy holiday season. Saturday, January 27 at 7:30pm St. Luke will be hosting comedian Andy Beningo! Check out one of his bits here. Tickets are only $10. Purchase tickets here. Invite your friends! Andy is hailed for his clean and “every man” style, Andy has been named one of the 40 Best Up and Coming Comedians in the country.

Contact Angie Moyer with questions: angiemoyer24@gmail.com

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November 2023 Submissions

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Eat at Aubree's (either Ypsi location) on December 3 and support LWML!

Dine To Donate!

Lutheran Women In Mission (LWML) is hosting a fundraiser at Aubree’s Pizzeria & Grill on Sunday, December 3 from 11 AM – 9 PM. 20% of your bill will be donated to LWML when you mention the fundraiser. This is for the two Aubree’s locations in Ypsilanti (Addresses below). Available for dine in, delivery and carryout. Thank you for participating! 
Questions? Email Linda at lmurdock@livingwatermi.org
LOCATIONS
AUBREE’S DEPOT TOWN
39 E. CROSS STREET
AUBREE”S YPSI TOWNSHIP
2122 WHITTAKER ROAD
The Lutheran Choralaires performances on Dec. 2 and Dec. 9

The Lutheran Choralaires, a Men’s Chorus under the direction of noted Detroit area composer and arranger Terry Herald, present their annual Christmas Concert entitled “Christmas Through The Ages.” Now entering their 77th season, The Lutheran Choralaires have long celebrated the glorious birth of Jesus; witnessing to the masses in Metro Detroit, throughout Michigan and beyond. The concert will be held on Saturday December 2nd 4:00pm, at St. John Lutheran Church (1011 W. University Dr., Rochester, Michigan 48307); with a repeat performance given on Saturday December 9th at Historic Trinity Lutheran Church (1345 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48207). Free will donations (suggested $10/Adult, $5/Children) will be taken at the door. For further information contact Choralaire President Paul Kienman (pabamaki2@gmail.com), E-mail info@lutheranchoralaires.org, or visit www.lutheranchoralaires.org.

Event link: https://www.lutheranchoralaires.org/christmas2023

Thanks again!

Blessings!

Dan Ragle
The Lutheran Choralaires

October 2023 Submissions

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Family Life Services is hiring multiple positions

Hiring multiple positions! Tell everyone you know!

Family Life Services is now hiring for more positions! Our success is bringing growth and change, and we’re excited to see more pro-life supports join our frontline work! Family Life Services in Ypsilanti is hiring a full-time office administrator AND a part-time nurse.

Office Administrator: Enjoy finance, IT and all things admin? Keep the wheels moving, our budgets in check, and the lights on here at FLS! Without this position we would literally fall apart and no babies would ever have a chance of being saved. Come serve (and make money!) as our backbone! View job description here.

Nurse: Speak face-to-face with women considering abortion while providing them with medical services and options counseling. Help them learn about all of their options and partner with the Holy Spirit to save babies and souls from the horrors of abortion! View job description here.

To apply for either position please submit a resume and cover letter explaining your heart for pro-life work and your relevant experience and interest to gabriella@siennawomen.com

Please spread the word to your churches and anyone you know who you think could even be slightly interested, have experience in either field, or who is looking for a job!

Together we can give unborn babies the opportunity to live a long life!

Gabriella

Operations Director

 

"Shakespeare in Love" — CUAA Fall Play this weekend! (Oct. 26-29)

Before there was Shakespeare the icon, there was just a regular Will. Dost thou know of this trifle bit of history? Come see this hilarious, visually stunning , somewhat scandalous, sort of love story of Will at Concordia University this weekend, Oct. 26-29.

Get tickets >>>https://cuaa.hometownticketing.com/embed/all?depts=5

You're invited to a breakfast benefitting The Luke Clinic (Nov. 11)

The Luke Clinic Embodied: A Compassion Event

November 11, 2023 // Breakfast 9a-10a

Angel Food Catering
44850 North I-94 Service Drive
Belleville, MI 48111

How you can participate:

As a supporter of The Luke Clinic, you can help us in several ways:

  • Host a table of 8 or 10 and invite your friends to learn more about our work.
  • Come yourself and enjoy hearing from staff, volunteers, and parents.
  • Pray that this event will be a success on every level.
  • If you cannot attend, make a donation today to show your support for our work.

RSVP
Make a Monthly Donation

 

What to Expect

  • The program will last 60 minutes
  • A breakfast buffet will be provided (we will try to provide allergen-friendly alternative options)
  • We will be unveiling our new video featuring patient testimonies and a poem written for us and performed by our patients.
  • She Xing, one of our patients, will share her story of delivering 2 children with us.
  • Elise Englert RN, one of our nurses will be sharing what she has learned working for The Luke Clinic
  • Dr. Katy Gold, our Medical Director will be providing an overview of the clinic, and what we have seen in the last 7 years
  • Penny Armbruster, our Executive Director will be sharing our vision for the future and why you should join us in this important endeavor
  • You will have a chance to meet the board, staff, and volunteers who make this ministry such a blessing to moms and infants in Flint and Detroit.

 Learn more about The Luke Clinic

Houses of Hospitality: Volunteer for Mission A2

Good morning University Lutheran Chapel,

If you are able to share this with your network, it would be appreciated. MISSION-A2 is a grassroots, volunteer-driven group that has multiple homes of hospitality and regularly provides community meals in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. MISSION not only serves marginalized communities but includes them in volunteer and leadership roles. Opportunities during different times of the week and training are available. 
Thanks for your support. 
Regards,

 

 

MOPS fundraiser: Paperpie greeting cards!
Ann Arbor MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets at ULC twice a month for fellowship and to support each other in raising our little ones. Several ULC moms are currently members! To keep costs down for our mamas, we are selling boxes of Paperpie greeting cards for our fall fundraiser. Each themed box is $32 (tax included) for 30 cards (50 cards in the holiday box). Please follow this link to order online through October 31st: https://form.jotform.com/232613640713146 
Contact Melissa Kasper at melissakasper1@gmail.com to arrange delivery/pickup of your greeting cards, or with any questions.  Thank you for supporting our ministry!
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Family Life Services is hiring! And DIAPERS NEEDED (Sizes 4-6)

We’re hiring: the difference is YOU!

Dear University Lutheran Chapel Ann Arbor,

Do you wonder if you could do more to save babies from abortion? You can! Family Life Services in Ypsilanti is hiring a part-time nurse.

Speak face-to-face with women considering abortion while providing them with medical services and options counseling. Help them learn about all of their options and partner with the Holy Spirit to save babies and souls from the horrors of abortion! Apply here.

Please spread the word to your churches and anyone you know who you think could even be slightly interested or looking for a job!

Together we can give unborn babies the opportunity to live a long life!

Gabriella

Operations Director

Additionally, 

We are in dire need of diapers in sizes 4, 5 and 6!! Please donate only on Tuesdays from 1 to 6:30pm at the side door.

September 2023 Submissions

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Position Opening at CEF: Loan Processor

CEF Loan Processor

Church Extension Fund is a ministry-based financial institution located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with total loans outstanding exceeding $160 Million. CEF seeks qualified candidates for the position of Loan Processor. This position handles all facets of loan processing, post-closing loan functions and monitoring of open loan accounts. The position reports to and assists the CEF Assistant VP-Loan Manager. Opportunities for advancement exist. A complete job description is available on CEF’s website: mi-cef.org/news. Applicants should mail or email a cover letter with resume and any salary requirements no later than October 31, 2023 to: Ms. Kris Nowak – Executive Assistant, Church Extension Fund, 3773 Geddes Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, kris.nowak@mi-cef.org.

 

 

MOST ministries: 2024 Teams Now Posted!

MOST MINISTRIES NOTICE

2024 TEAMS ARE NOW POSTED! https://www.mostministries.org    

Here are three open teams:

Team # 2401 to Tanzania will travel for eyeglass clinics. Jan 12-21.

Team # 2402 to Amatitlán, Guatemala, needs team members experienced in plumbing, electrical and general construction to update dorm rooms for mission teams. Grant funds will pay for tools and materials needed by this team. Jan 13-20.

Team # 2403 to Kolkata, India. We will conduct eyeglass clinics in Kolkata with our new host there. Feb 1-12.

Scholarship News: Michigan teams that consist of the pastor and at least four of his parishioners may qualify for the “Shepherding the Sheep” LWML grant of $5,000 to use on any team in 2024. The church must either be new to MOST or have not traveled with MOST for five years. “First come, first served.” Questions? Email Kaleigh, our Team Administrator at kaleighb@mostministries.org. 

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MOST Ministries

Did you know that…?

  • You can be part of a mission team! Mission Opportunities Short Term (MOST Ministries) is organized and ready with the spiritual preparation and practical training to send teams to “the ends of the earth,” though the destination may be as close as the Caribbean & Central America, or as far as India & Kenya.
  • Michigan churches can receive a $5,000 grant to help defray the cost of travel provided by LWML/Michigan’s generous grant to MOST for teams traveling in 2023-24. Stipulations: The pastor and four of his church members must be on the team; this is a first-come, first-served offer. Churches taking their first team with MOST or that have not formed a team for 5 years or more, are given priority. 
  • You will certainly see God at work when you serve with a MOST Ministries team! Eyeglasses, medical care and clean drinking water are beyond the financial means of many people around the world. We also offer VBS & ESL camps and work to meet specialized requests from the field.
  • Establishing relationships is key to MOST Ministries!  Relationships…with reliable hosts in each country we serve…with team leaders trained for the project, for cultural differences, and keeping the team safe from unforeseen events…and with churches that send team members to serve The Great Commission.
  • MOST is experienced! In thirty-four years,

    6,515 team members have been sent on…

        555 teams to… 

          52 countries where… 

251,471 lives have been impacted for Christ!

  • Fundraising ideas and scholarship opportunities are available to help teams defray travel costs.
  • Openings are available now on the following 2024 teams:

Tanzania Eyeglass (#2401) 12-21 January
Guatemala Construction (#2402) 13-20 January

India Eyeglass (#2403) 1-12 February

  • Many of our 2024 teams are now posted on our website!  Visit the Team Schedule at https://www.mostministries.org  and while there, read up on our vision & mission.
  • MOST is an accredited member of Mission Excellence (formerly known as Standards of Excellence in Short Term Missions) and a RSO of the LCMS.
  • Applying for a team is as easy as going to our website or emailing our Team Administrator, Kaleigh Bone kaleighb@mostministries.org. 

 

 

Serve at Camp Arcadia for Fall Confirmation Retreats!

We need your help in the Kitchen and in Housekeeping during both Fall Confirmation Retreats I & II (Oct. 6-8 and Oct. 13-15)!

These retreats pack the energy and spiritual learning of Teen Weeks into an exciting weekend for teens in Confirmation. By serving, you help make this possible for the teens who attend!

> Learn more about end of season staff

> Apply to serve on end of season staff

 

LWML Fall Rally - “Taste and See”

Lutheran Women In Mission will meet at Living Water Church on Saturday, September 30 for a Fall Rally featuring Marty Moro, Director of Mission Opportunities Short Term (MOST), as guest speaker. The program will begin at 9 a.m. with registration and coffee/pastries served at 8:30 a.m. You can look forward to dynamic worship and insight into the wonderful world of short-term mission trips! Please bring pairs of non-prescription sunglasses as an Ingathering for MOST Ministries. Noon lunch is included. Suggested donation at the door is $5.00 per person. Living Water is located at 200 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake, MI 48189. RSVP to Linda Murdock.

 

Walk for Life recap from Family Life Services

We are grateful for your generosity! We couldn’t do it without you.

Our 2023 Walk of Life was a tremendous success! It was a blessing and a delightful time spent with everyone who participated in this year’s walk. Witnessing everyone come together, including all the adorable children, was truly wonderful.

As with the previous year, we had a significant number of first-time walkers! I’m sure we can all see why this has become a yearly tradition for so many, and I hope to see each and every one of you there again next year. What a beautiful way to unite and support a worthy cause. We are grateful to God for making it all possible!

We Are Hitting Our Goals Because of Your Great Generosity!
• With your help, we have currently raised $28,696. Thank you for your incredible generosity and for being in community with us. We are so excited to keep you updated on the impact that you have on Family Life Services and our ability to work toward our mission. 

• We raised $10,000 more than last year’s Walk for Life. We couldn’t be more thankful for your continued support. We set out to raise $30,000 during this year’s Walk for Life event, it’s not too late to help us reach our goal! We’re leaving our event fundraising page open for donations through the end of October. Click the orange button below to donate or to find more information on setting up your own fundraising page. 

Special thanks to…
Our Event Sponsors, St. Joseph Catholic Churchm FyreFly Farm and Welcomes Homes Real Estate with Leanne Wade
The awesome volunteers from the American Heritage Girls 
Our top fundraiser: David Greiner!

God bless you all!

 

How to Create a Tech-Ready Home: Embracing the Tension between Careful, Countercultural, and Confident

You’re invited to come learn from the internet safety experts at Protect Young Eyes! 

 

Tuesday, October 10 

6:30 – 8:00 pm

St. Paul Lutheran Church (420 West Liberty Street)

How to Create a Tech-Ready Home: Embracing the Tension between Careful, Countercultural, and Confident (Parents and Caring Adults, 14+)

 

Although it’s not possible to create an internet-safe home, it is possible to create one that is internetSAFER. After well over a thousand presentations to parents, grandparents, and caregivers just like you, and countless conversations, we’ve observed what it takes to have kids learn to use technology well. And we call it the PYE Core Values. This presentation breaks down these 5 foundational ideas. Do you know what’s better than any parental control? Do you know why your router is the most important digital device in your home? Do you understand the toxic trio? Do you know why TikTok is so intoxicating to young brains? Get ready for a ton of practical tips, solutions, and ideas you can implement this weekend.

Our desired outcomes include:

● A deep understanding of why multiple layers of protection are necessary and how they work

together.

● Awareness of the hardware and software tools that support your digital goals.

● How to use practical solutions so that your family is prepared, balanced, and protected online.

 

Click the link for more information or to RSVP: https://protectyoungeyes.com/event/st-paul-lutheran-church-and-school-how-to-create-a-tech-ready-home-with-pye/ 

Dan Armstrong, Presentation Expert: Dan worked 10 years as a television news anchor and reporter for two Michigan NBC stations. He also spent four years directing marketing and communications for a public policy think tank. He’s taught news writing and TV studio production for Lawrence Technical University, speech for Mott Community College, and the media track for the Student Statesmanship Institute. For the last six years, he’s led public relations for Covenant Eyes. 

 

Dan has been featured in The Detroit News, Lansing State Journal, Chicago Tribune, National

Review, and other media outlets. Dan has been married to his wife Amber for 15 years. They have five children: four girls and one boy. He enjoys running, playing classic video games, binge-watching shows with his wife, collecting autographs of famous people, and Slurpees.

 

Register: Married People fall event on September 30

“In the margin of life is grace. . . In the margin is connection. . . In the margin is laughter.” —Ted Lowe

Have you ever wished you and your spouse had this “margin” in your marriage? Or wondered how the two of you could create Time for Your US? 

                               

Then you are invited to come and enjoy an evening out with other couples who are looking for answers to those exact same questions.  Your evening includes hors d’oeuvres, desserts, games, fun and laughter, prizes, and a guest speaker who will share insights on how to create Time for Your US.  All married couples, friends, co-workers, relatives, and neighbors are invited, so spread the word!

 

Married People Fall Event

St. Luke Lutheran Church 

4205 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, MI

Saturday, September 30th, 2023

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

To register and purchase your ticket ($15/couple) for this wonderful one-night event, click here to sign up.  

*Partial babysitting cost reimbursement is also an option upon request on the registration form.*

 

 If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Darragh at (734) 904-8580 or Rick Darragh at (734) 904-8581.

 

“What does the word ‘abortion’ really mean? A Medical Perspective" by Dr. Donna Harrison, Sept. 23 at 7p at CUAA

This message is from Neil Skov, member of St. Paul L.C. in Ann Arbor, Prof. Emeritus at Concordia  University – Ann Arbor, and member of the Board of Directors of the Prolife Action Network in Washtenaw County.

I request your aid in promoting a special presentation on Saturday, September 23rd, from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm in the Chapel of the Holy Trinity at Concordia University at 4090 Geddes Road in Ann Arbor. CUAA Presents Dr. Donna Harrison speaking on “What does the word ‘abortion’ really mean? A Medical Perspective!” This event is sponsored jointly by Cards4Life, the student chapter of Lutheran’s for Life at Concordia University, and the Prolife Action Network. We cordially invite Teens and Adults to this presentation. Donna Harrison M.D. is Director of Research and former CEO of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Harrison is a member of the group who asked the federal court to stop the unrestricted dissemination of chemical abortion pills.The Event is Free with No Registration Necessary!

You can help by informing your congregation. I would like to deliver one or more posters for you to display, We also have postcards which can be given to interested persons. I also suggest you include a notice of this event in your church’s bulletin or newsletter.

How many posters and postcards would you like me to deliver, and when is a good time for me to come to ULC?

In Christ’s service,
Neil Skov

August 2023 Submissions

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Friend of ULC raising support to lead trauma healing groups for kids and teens in the Congo

Written by Lisa Branton, LMSW, friend of ULC who does Christian counseling out of ULC’s building:

Hi Gabe and ULC, I was told I should bring this need to you and to see if you will see might be able to chip in. I’m wondering if this might grab your or the boards heart or if you might know of someone. I will be traveling with Rachel (my niece) to Goma and Beni, DRC. We will stay for a month starting September 13th. There is a lot developing with me teaching at the university, training counselors, leading mom and parenting seminars and providing counseling both individual & marriage and especially working with trauma survivors.

It’s difficult to get into the Congo. I’m thinking God must have something special in mind.

I’ve gotten a recent message of a camp for 100 kids and teens in the works to provide trauma healing groups.

The question asked is can we raise funds to cover the cost of this camp. I want to trust that God has funds in mind because trauma deeply burdens Him.

Do you know of someone that might want to help? Here is a GiveSendGo page. I’m not sure I’m getting it out there well. Any feedback? Could you forward? Thank you. FYI, what we’ll be doing in the Congo is safe!

Questions? Email Lisa Branton at lisa@brantoncounselors.com

“What does the word ‘abortion’ really mean? A Medical Perspective" by Dr. Donna Harrison, Sept. 23 at 7p at CUAA

This message is from Neil Skov, member of St. Paul L.C. in Ann Arbor, Prof. Emeritus at Concordia  University – Ann Arbor, and member of the Board of Directors of the Prolife Action Network in Washtenaw County.

I request your aid in promoting a special presentation on Saturday, September 23rd, from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm in the Chapel of the Holy Trinity at Concordia University at 4090 Geddes Road in Ann Arbor. CUAA Presents Dr. Donna Harrison speaking on “What does the word ‘abortion’ really mean? A Medical Perspective!” This event is sponsored jointly by Cards4Life, the student chapter of Lutheran’s for Life at Concordia University, and the Prolife Action Network. We cordially invite Teens and Adults to this presentation. Donna Harrison M.D. is Director of Research and former CEO of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Harrison is a member of the group who asked the federal court to stop the unrestricted dissemination of chemical abortion pills.The Event is Free with No Registration Necessary!

You can help by informing your congregation. I would like to deliver one or more posters for you to display, We also have postcards which can be given to interested persons. I also suggest you include a notice of this event in your church’s bulletin or newsletter.

How many posters and postcards would you like me to deliver, and when is a good time for me to come to ULC?

In Christ’s service,
Neil Skov

 

Support ULC's Walk for Life team benefitting Kingdom Partner Family Life Services

We are fearfully and wonderfully made!

Our good God has graciously given us the gift of life. This life begins at conception and continues until the day we breathe our last. We want to be a people who celebrate, uphold, and advocate for this gift of life from “womb to tomb.”

Through Walk for Life, we are raising money for Family Life Services. FLS offers a wide range of resources for women in Washtenaw County who think they might be pregnant. From free ultrasounds and pregnancy tests, to material goods for children up to 6 years of age. FLS is determined to help women live and walk in freedom.

Please consider donating to help us reach our goal! We will also have a team participating in the Walk for Life on Saturday, September 16 at Montibeller Park (4305 Ellsworth Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197). More details to come!

Check out ULC’s Walk for Life page here!

Save the Date: Married People fall event on September 30

“In the margin of life is grace. . . In the margin is connection. . . In the margin is laughter.” —Ted Lowe

Have you ever wished you and your spouse had this “margin” in your marriage? Or wondered how the two of you could create Time for Your US?               

Then you are invited to come and enjoy an evening out with other couples who are looking for answers to those exact same questions.  Your evening includes hors d’oeuvres, desserts, games, fun and laughter, prizes, and a guest speaker who will share insights on how to create Time for Your US.  So be sure to save the date: 

Married People Fall Event

St. Luke Lutheran Church 

4205 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, MI

Saturday, September 30th, 2023

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

All married couples, friends, co-workers, relatives, and neighbors are invited, so spread the word!

More Registration information to sign up will be coming soon.  If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Darragh at (734) 904-8580 or Rick Darragh at (734) 904-8581.

 

Help park cars during U of M football games for extra cash

Seeking someone or a couple of people that would be interested in working 3 hours parking cars for football games. Pay is $100 total. This would be for every UM game. Lot is on Green near Hill, and it is preferred that those interested can help consistently for each football home game. Interested? Contact Michelle Armbruster at michellea966@gmail.com. First game is September 2, 2023! 

 

Family Life Services is hiring a communications manager (part-time)

Summary: The Communications Manager is responsible for consistent communications, donor management and event support. This position reports to the Executive Director, working in conjunction with a small team of volunteers. Ideal candidates will be, independent, humble, self-starters who think creatively, enjoy problem-solving, welcome feedback and have a heart for ministry work. There is no interaction with patients or clients; however, this position will train as a back up receptionist and fill in for our lead receptionist as needed.

Click here for the job listing on Indeed.com!

Lutheran Special Education Ministries Golf Outing on September 18

$1000 Grand Prize!

Monday, September 18, 2023

8a: Registration and Breakfast

9a: Shotgun start, hosted at Cherry Creek

Register here! 

Questions? 

Rebecca Lichtenberg
Programs & Services Assistant
 3773 Geddes Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone:  (248) 419-3390 Ext. 105
Fax:  (248) 419-3394
Web site:  www.luthsped.org
Free Behavioral Health Triage Trainings available through Hope Clinic
Hello Pastors, Leaders, and Caring People of Wayne and Washtenaw!
I’m grateful for you and hoping you are getting some rest and joy this summer. We have 3 upcoming Hope Clinic training events that I want to put on your radar–
2 options for free Behavioral Health Triage Trainings are on the schedule for us with food included (thanks to Trinity Health)! This is for anyone who does ministry formally or informally who wants to know more about handling people in crisis situations. We really believe that great care, great boundaries, and manageable expectations are team sports and we hope this can be a chance for you to start some important conversations with your team. Pass along these registration links to anyone who could use it. Or if you’d like to invite a less internet-savvy member to join, they can call me directly to register at (734) 484-2989 x.213.
We are also piloting a Behavioral Health 201 course for those who have more questions, case studies, and care concerns you’d like to dive into with each other and with our Behavioral Health team. If you would like to participate in a 201 course, would you send me a quick note to weigh in on scheduling? We’re looking at November 1, 2, or 3 for a 1-hour workshop on zoom. You’ll get an official invite later, but for now please speak up if you have a favorite day or time for us to roll this out!
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Julie Payne, LMSW

Behavioral Health Manager

jpayne@thehopeclinic.org
734-484-2989 x250

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Help Ann Arbor MOPS fulfill their wishlist (and a couple spots open for fall!)

Help MOPS fulfill their wishilist for 2023-24! Click here to donate an item or two. 

Ann Arbor MOPS is a community of mamas of young children which meets twice a month on Wednesday mornings for fellowship, coffee, and breakfast. We also provide opportunities for service projects, evening social events, Bible study, and playdates. ULC hosts the Wednesday MOPS meetings, but the group is open to all moms (birth through Kindergarten) regardless of church background.

 

To register (spots are limited) for our fall semester: Register Here

 

We appreciate your support in making this group possible! Would you consider donating an item from our Amazon wishlist?

 

We rely on paid caregivers to make MOPS Kids a fun and safe environment. Are you interested in helping or being on our sub list? Contact annarbormops@gmail.com.

 

> Learn more about MOPS here!

 

Camp Arcadia looking for end of season staff

Camp Arcadia needs your help to staff our end of season retreats! Volunteer and paid positions are available for individuals from all walks of life: high school students (16+) all the way through retirees. We are seeking staff to serve during retreats starting August 6th and running through the end of October! Most of our available positions are on the kitchen, housekeeping, program, and caretaking teams. You can work for a week, a weekend, or for longer. For more information and to apply, visit www.camp-arcadia.com/serve/eos, call the Camp Arcadia office (231-889-4361) or email camp-arcadia@camp-arcadia.com for more information!

Who can serve?
We hire staff 16 years old or older. Think of high school kids, college kids who go back later, recent college grads, students taking a gap year, retirees, homeschool families, that might have the time available and would be interested.

July 2023 Submissions

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Support ULC's Walk for Life team benefitting Kingdom Partner Family Life Services

We are fearfully and wonderfully made!

Our good God has graciously given us the gift of life. This life begins at conception and continues until the day we breathe our last. We want to be a people who celebrate, uphold, and advocate for this gift of life from “womb to tomb.”

Through Walk for Life, we are raising money for Family Life Services. FLS offers a wide range of resources for women in Washtenaw County who think they might be pregnant. From free ultrasounds and pregnancy tests, to material goods for children up to 6 years of age. FLS is determined to help women live and walk in freedom.

Please consider donating to help us reach our goal! We will also have a team participating in the Walk for Life on Saturday, September 16 at Montibeller Park (4305 Ellsworth Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197). More details to come!

Check out ULC’s Walk for Life page here!

Free Behavioral Health Triage Trainings available through Hope Clinic
Hello Pastors, Leaders, and Caring People of Wayne and Washtenaw!
I’m grateful for you and hoping you are getting some rest and joy this summer. We have 3 upcoming Hope Clinic training events that I want to put on your radar–
2 options for free Behavioral Health Triage Trainings are on the schedule for us with food included (thanks to Trinity Health)! This is for anyone who does ministry formally or informally who wants to know more about handling people in crisis situations. We really believe that great care, great boundaries, and manageable expectations are team sports and we hope this can be a chance for you to start some important conversations with your team. Pass along these registration links to anyone who could use it. Or if you’d like to invite a less internet-savvy member to join, they can call me directly to register at (734) 484-2989 x.213.
We are also piloting a Behavioral Health 201 course for those who have more questions, case studies, and care concerns you’d like to dive into with each other and with our Behavioral Health team. If you would like to participate in a 201 course, would you send me a quick note to weigh in on scheduling? We’re looking at November 1, 2, or 3 for a 1-hour workshop on zoom. You’ll get an official invite later, but for now please speak up if you have a favorite day or time for us to roll this out!
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Julie Payne, LMSW

Behavioral Health Manager

jpayne@thehopeclinic.org
734-484-2989 x250

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Drop off your LWML mite boxes!

Did you pick up a mite box during our 80th birthday party and it’s filled up? You’re in luck because we need them! To coordinate drop off / pick up, please contact Angela Post at 734-904-3623 or awake.ange@gmail.com.

Ann Arbor MOPS seeking Childcare Coordinator for 2023-24 year

Here is a brief description of the Ann Arbor MOPS Childcare Coordinator position:

  • Organize and oversee our team of childcare workers during the twice a month MOPS meetings (1st and 3rd Wednesday mornings of each month, September 2023-May 2024.)
  • Hours for Childcare Coordinator would be 8:30am-11:45am each meeting.
  • Communicate childcare worker needs to the MOPS Coordinators
  • Pay is $1500 for the year, split into two semester payments

Interested? Email AnnArborMOPS@gmail.com.

Download flier with details!

June 2023 Submissions

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Ann Arbor's new Big Blue Swim School offers free Water Safety Presentations for children 3 and up

There’s a new swim school in Ann Arbor called Big Blue Swim School!

Water Safety Presentation
As part of our Community Outreach, we offer free Water Safety Presentations which are designed for children 3 to 7 years of age. Two of our Big Blue staff visit your location for a 20-25 minute fun presentation for up to 25 children at a time. If you would be interested in more information about a Water Safety Presentation at your location, please email me directly: hiag@bigblueswimschool.com or call any time at 734-395-3642.

Pre-Opening Offer: 4 Swim Lessons for $25
Our Pre-Opening special offer is four swim lessons for only twenty five dollars. Our goal is to have as many families come in to see our facility, meet our staff, and have such an amazing Big Blue experience they want to keep coming back. Offer ends when we have our Grand Opening, which is likely to be July 24th!

In closing, please consider sharing our information with any parents of little ones who might be interested in swim lessons. And once we’re open, please stop in to see our beautiful new facility and say hello!

Sincerely,
Hiag Avsharian
Owner, Big Blue Swim School
914 W. Eisenhower Pkwy
Hiag@bigblueswimschool.com
M: 734-395-3642

Family Life Services in Ypsilanti is hiring a full-time receptionist AND a part-time nurse

Family Life Services in Ypsilanti is hiring a full-time receptionist AND a part-time nurse.

 

Receptionist: 

Be on the front lines as our first point of contact for women considering an abortion. Help schedule them for an ultrasound to meet their babies and choose life! Apply here.

 

Nurse:

Speak face-to-face with women considering abortion while providing them with medical services and options counseling. Help them learn about and discuss all of their options and encourage them to choose life! Apply here.

Condo in NE Ann Arbor available for rent in early August
Next door to the David and Margaret Baker in a Northeast Ann Arbor condo complex, a condo is becoming availalbe for rent in early August.
Graduate students or young professionals, this could be perfect for you! The two bedroom place could work for two or three people and is available around $2,000 a month. 
Please reach out to Margaret for more details or if you are interested! margaret@bakerstrategy.com
Date night kits round 2 for married couples! Pick up kit June 10, 11, or 18 at St. Luke Ann Arbor

” When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s Amore.”

 Here are a few of the comments we’ve received following our first St. Luke Married People Date Night . . .

We enjoyed our surprise box. Thank you!  . . . Sparked some great conversation (22 yr. anniversary date). . .The element of surprise and anticipation worked! . . .

 

If you weren’t able to pick up a Date Night Kit last time, stop by and grab one during the dates below.  If this is round two for you, you already know the fun that awaits, and we’ll see you back again!

You provide your own date night and we provide some fun and frills for you to take with you!

No sign up! No cost for the Kit!

Here’s how it works:

-You pick up your Date Night Kit at St. Luke Lutheran Church on Washtenaw Road on one of these dates :

Saturday, June 10th, between 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon     -OR-

Sunday, June 11th, between 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.    –OR-

Sunday, June 18th, between 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  (We’ve added an extra Sunday, cuz we know you’re busy people!)

-Schedule your date night to happen within two weeks of when you pick up your Kit

-Together, you and your spouse plan your own date details. It doesn’t haveto be pizza, you choose your favorite place! (But seriously, who can resist pizza!)

-As you drive off for your date, open your Date Night Kit and follow the instructions inside

-There is only one rule – no peeking in the Kit until you are in the car leaving on your date!

– Enjoy your date! Have Fun!

**It’s amazing how fun can remind you of the things you like about each other!**

Babysitting reimbursement for your date night is available upon request.

Questions?  Contact Debbie at darragh.debbie@gmail.com or Rick at rdarragh59@gmail.com

Bass Guitar Lessons for worship at ULC led by Jennifer Huggins
If you are interested in playing with the praise band at ULC, at least occasionally, I’m willing to walk someone through the basics of bass guitar during midweek rehearsal, so you can learn as you go and play in church eventually. We do have a bass guitar at the church you can practice with while here. Rehearsals are in the early evening, usually either Tuesday or Wednesday, at ULC, and before worship. Email me at jennifer@hugginsworld.com or call/text 248-787-0480.

 

May 2023 Submissions

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ULC's Former STEPS students' pastoral ordinations - Joel Werner and Brandon Bettcher

ORDINATIONS OF JOEL WERNER AND BRANDON BETTCHER

ULC’S FORMER STEPS STUDENTS’ PASTORAL ORDINATIONS

During their time as undergraduate students, both Joel Werner and Brandon Bettcher were a part of the STEPS program at ULC. STEPS is for pre-seminary students at Concordia University Ann Arbor to gain church work and pastoral experience before going to seminary. They’ve now completed their seminary studies and have received their first pastoral calls! Help them celebrate this milestone at their pastoral ordination services.

Joel Werner
June 4 // 3p // Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church (Livonia, MI)

Brandon Bettcher
June 11 // 2p // St. Peter Lutheran Church (Macomb, MI)

The Lutheran Choralaires present their annual Spring Concert entitled "I Am The Light Of The World" (June 5)

The Lutheran Choralaires, a Men’s Chorus under the direction of noted Detroit area composer and arranger Terry Herald, present their annual Spring Concert entitled “I Am The Light Of The World.” Since 1947 The Lutheran Choralaires have praised our Risen Lord Jesus Christ in song; witnessing to the masses in Metro Detroit, throughout Michigan and beyond. The concert will be held on Saturday June 3rd 4:00pm, at Risen Christ Lutheran Church (46250 Ann Arbor Rd, Plymouth, MI 48170). Free will donations (suggested $10/Adult, $5/Children) will be taken at the door. For further information contact Choralaire President Paul Kienman (pabamaki2@gmail.com), E-mail info@lutheranchoralaires.org, or visit www.lutheranchoralaires.org.

Event link: https://www.lutheranchoralaires.org/spring

New Christian high school opening August 2023 - Open for tours and enrolling now for Grade 9
Ann Arbor Christian School is opening an exciting new campus in Ann Arbor as we expand into high school grades. Please visit www.annarborchristian.org to sign up for a tour. In partnership with Christian families, Ann Arbor Christian School offers Christ-centered, academically excellent education that challenges students to live and act in society as committed followers of Jesus Christ. Tuition assistance is available.
Ann Arbor Christian School - Job Openings for 2023-2024
As the school expands, Ann Arbor Christian has openings for: middle school math, middle school language arts, high school science, high school English, high school coaches, a business manager, and after school program staffing. To learn more, please visit Career Opportunities at www.annarborchristian.org.
Ann Arbor Community Bible Study (CBS) offers women's class, starting again in fall
Community Bible Study Class for women starts next session in fall 2023
CBS has had a class in AA since 1985 and we’re still going strong! 
Meets:
Tuesdays: 9:15 – 11:15 a.m.
In-person and online option available
Starting: September 12, 2023 – May 2024
Location: Knox Presbyterian Church
2065 S. Wagner Rd. Ann Arbor 48103
More Information: www.AnnArbor.cbsclass.org
info@communitybiblestudy.org
www.communitybiblestudy.org
Questions?
Email Jan McMorris at mcmorris624@gmail.com
Teaching Positions Open at St. Paul Northville
St. Paul LCMS School in Northville, Michigan has openings for three teachers: kindergarten, 1st/2nd grade split class and 5th/6th grade split class (this teacher must be strong in math). Please email your resume to principal@stpaulnorthville.org or call Christine Pifer at 586-596-1444. With a max class size of 20 students (16 max for kindergarten), St. Paul offers a quality Christian education with strong academic curriculum. We offer pre-school through 8th grade classes.
LWML Memorial Day Picnic - May 27
LWML Daughters On Mission invites you to enjoy fellowship and food at a Memorial Day picnic on Saturday, May 27 from 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the home of Jane Ross. Please RSVP via email to Jane by Wednesday, May 24. Chili hot dogs will be provided and a potluck for chips, salads, and desserts. 
Free outdoor concert with The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra at Concordia University on June 3
River Sounds with The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra at Concordia University Ann Arbor on Saturday, June 3

Members of the community are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the 90-minute concert on the grasses under the summer evening sky. The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Earl Lee will present a program of familiar audience favorites. Concordia’s campus is open to the public for pre-show activities at 5pm and the concert will begin at 7pm. The concert is free but registration is preferred: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/river-sounds-2023-tickets-565639532067.

150th anniversary for Lutheran Special Education Ministries — June 15 in Detroit
Join Lutheran Special Education Ministries on June 15, 2023, as we celebrate our 150th anniversary with a fundraising gala at Detroit’s Historic Gem Theatre. The fun begins at 5:30 with a VIP reception. The gala begins at 6:30 with a seated dinner and silent auction. Our program will include a keynote presentation by former University of Michigan Men’s Basketball Coach John Beilein. We will also present the first annual Charles A. Winterstein Administrator of the Year Award to Thomas W. Wrege. Finally, the Rev. David and Pat Maier will serve as Honorary Chairpersons. For ticket and sponsorship information, visit luthsped.org/lsem-150th-anniversary-celebration/