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As Ephesians 2:8-10 reminds us, we are what God has made us—people whom God has created by grace to live in union with Jesus Christ and has prepared to live faithful, fruitful lives by the power of the Holy Spirit. In Jesus Christ, God has reconciled us to God and to each other. As we gather around word and sacraments, this life in Christ is what defines, shapes and guides us as a community of faith, the church. By God’s grace we can and do live confidently and generously in this community of faith and in service of others. ELCA vital congregations work to strengthen their relationship with God, nurture relationships with each other and create a strong presence with their community.  

Monetary

As members of the Church, we are called to give from our financial blessings as well. Through the faithful giving of CLC members, we are able to support our ministries and outreach programs, provide compensation to staff, and assist in the needs of our community. 

E-GivinG/Online Giving

Did you know our church offers multiple ways to give? Our eGiving options are convenient alternatives to cash and checks, which are difficult to use if you’re joining us virtually and can easily be forgotten at home when worshipping in person. But that’s not the only reason to consider our eGiving program for your one-time gifts or recurring donations. Here are seven benefits of eGiving.

It Makes Giving Easy

eGiving makes it simple for you to give exactly how and when you want. You can make a one-time donation or set up recurring gifts right from your computer, tablet or phone. 

It's Safe & Secure

 You never need to worry about your donation making it into our account. Unlike with checks and cash, which can be misplaced, gifts made via eGiving are directly sent to our church’s bank account. Our payment solutions provider ensures your personal information remains secure. 

No Cash, No Checks, No Problem

Never worry about forgetting your cash or checkbook at home again. With eGiving, you can make a donation right from your phone. For further worry-free giving, you can also set up recurring donations online, so your gift continues even when you can’t make it to service.

You Can Choose Where Your Gift Goes

 We know our members feel passionately about supporting many causes. Our church uses donations to fund everything from mission trips to building maintenance. When you make a gift using our eGiving tools, you can direct the funds toward the cause you wish to support at our church. 

It Gives Our Church Stability

Your generous donations support our mission, operations and many ministries. By setting up recurring donations online, you enable us to maintain financial stability and plan for the future.

You Can Give on The Go

With eGiving, you don’t have to physically be at church to contribute. Use our church’s convenient eGiving tools to donate from the beach, on the road or right at home.

You Can Easily Track Your Giving History

From your eGiving account, you can view past donations, update bank account or credit and debit card information, and set up recurring gifts or adjust existing ones.

In-Person or by mail

Each Sunday during services a collection plate will be passed (or available at the entrance during) for you to share you monetary donation (cash or check). If you wish to track your donations throughout the year, you can use the envelopes provided in the pew to designate where your offering is dedicated to. Church members will recieve a pack of custom numbered envelopes at the beginning of each year for this purpose. 
If you are unable to attend the church service in person but still wish to support our mission utilizing a physical donation, you can drop off your offereing envelope during church office hours or mail it into the church.

Time & Talents

God's Work. Our Hands

As Christians we are one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. As part of giving we are called to minister to the people around us. At Christ Lutheran Church we offer many different opportunities to use our time and talents in this mission.

Church Ministries

At Christ Lutheran Church, we host a variety of programs, missions, and initiatives to facilitate fellowship and benefit our families, our church, and our community. We encourage all members to share their time and talents in any of our ministry areas and are always looking for new volunteers.

If you don't know who to contact or how to get ahold of the committee leaders, please contact the church office and we can direct you in the right direction. You can reach the office by email at office@clcwyoming.org or phone 616-532-2774.

  • Community Outreach & Evangelism Committee

    As a church, we are called to reach out to and support the needs of our community. Through a variety of programs and initiatives, we provide resources for those in need and work to be the hands and feet of Christ in our area. Some examples of this work include:

    • Gladiola School
    • Back to School Bags - Each fall as we prepare for the start of a new school year, CLC creates bags for local students.

    • Holiday Food Baskets - During the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season, CLC members donate food items for baskets and we distribute to local families in need. For more information, contact Nancy Heidrich or Lisa Harris.
  • Personal Care Pantry

    Once a month, Christ Lutheran Church holds a Personal Care Pantry to support 30 families in our community who are less fortunate. We provide them with basic needs, such as toilet paper, soap, paper towels, shampoo, and other toiletries and essentials that are not available through government programs.

    We set up these products like a shopping experience to allow families to select their products. We also provide a meal that allows these families to sit down and eat together. 

    We at Christ Lutheran believe that through this one ministry of many, we strengthen the Wyoming community through building connections and fostering health and wellness by making available basic hygienic products, while promoting respect and self-value for the families.

  • Blood Drive

    Once a quarter, the Red Cross hosts a blood drive at Christ Lutheran Church. Watch the announcements for upcoming blood drives.

  • South Sudanese

    Christ Lutheran Church serves as a host congregation for South Sudanese Christ Lutheran Church, a new congregation under development of the North/West Lower Michigan Synod of the ELCA.

Committees

There are multiple committees at Christ Lutheran Church that help to make decisions, plan events, and keep things running for all our ministries.

If you don't know who to contact or how to get ahold of the committee leaders, please contact the church office and we can direct you in the right direction. You can reach the office by email at office@clcwyoming.org or phone 616-532-2774.

  • Christian Education

    Group that directs all church education programs. Building an environment at Christ Lutheran Church of spiritual growth opportunities for all ages from youth through adult. This includes activities such as adult bible studies, confirmation classes, the library  ministry, and Sunday school.

  • Evangelism Committee

    Committee that oversees evangelism and includes welcoming of visitors, new member classes, Welcome Center and greeters. evangelism@clcwyoming.org

  • Executive Committee

    This committee consists of the Council President, Council Vice President, Treasurer and Council Secretary.

  • Fellowship Committee

    Our relationship with God through Jesus is the basis of our salvation. It is in relationship with others, individually and in community, that we experience the love of God. The Fellowship Committee works to facilitate the building of relationships within the congregation. fellowship@clcwyoming.org

  • Finance Committee

    The Finance Committee works alongside of the church treasurer and bookkeeper to oversee and administer church finances. It offers guidance to the church council on maintaining sound financial practices in order to fulfill the mission of the congregation. treasurer@clcwyoming.org

  • Human Resources Committee

    Works as an advisory committee to the Council and oversees and supports the application and compliance of employment practices for the staff of Christ Lutheran Church. The committee offers support and guidance to the Senior Pastor as the supervisor of the church staff in areas such as current job descriptions, annual performance reviews, and periodic progress reviews. president@clcwyoming.org

  • Mission Support Committee

    Stewardship is the gift of our time, talents, and treasures in support of Christ’s ministry. The Mission Support Committee is charged with educating the congregation about financial stewardship, as well as encouraging members to be good stewards with their time, money, and talents.

  • Property Committee

    The Property Committee is responsible for the evaluation, management, and maintenance of the CLC building and its utilization so that the work of the various ministries within Christ Lutheran Church can be effectively carried out.

  • Technology

    This committee oversees technology use in our church including the sound equipment used in our worship services, the network systems and computers throughout the building and our website and social media. technology@clcwyoming.org

  • Well Being & Social Concerns Committee

    This committee is about doing as Christ did—serving others. The work of the Well Being & Social Committee is carried out through various autonomous subcommittees that reach out to the community. The subcommittees/activities include Blood Drive, Cookies for Veterans, Christmas Store, GRACE Hunger Walk, School Bags, Personal Care Pantry, County Wide Food Drive, Thanksgiving Baskets, Christmas Baskets, and Degage. Contact Suzanne Snider suzanne@clcwyoming.org

  • Worship, Music & Arts

    Committee that directs the planning of worship services, music ministry, visual arts, drama and dance, sound and video. worship@clcwyoming.org

  • Youth & Family Committee

    This committee is charged with visioning and planning for the overall CLC youth and family events. Members of this committee take part in dreaming up new ideas, as well as supporting the Youth Director and facilitating the nuts and bolts of the youth program. suzanne@clcwyoming.org

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