Organizations and Projects Supported

The Council of Lutheran Women (CLW) supports several ministries in the Detroit area.  Members and guests are reminded to bring donations to general meetings and the annual Women of the Year Luncheon to help support them.

Seminary and Deaconess Student Assistance

Every year CLW asks its member congregations for the names of seminary students from their membership.  Proceeds from the Women of the Year Luncheon are used to fund scholarships for these seminary students and also two  female students from Concordia University in Ann Arbor who receive memorial scholarships.  Monetary gifts are also accepted.  Please consider becoming a Scholarship Sponsor by making a contribution directly to the Scholarship Fund.

Operation Layette

project2The CLW collects layette items to give to various organizations in the Detroit area which assist pregnant women in need. The 40 layettes assembled last year were delivered to Image Clear Mobile Ultrasound (provides ultrasound and counseling from a motor home) and St. Joseph Hospital in Pontiac.  Especially needed are:  sleepers (3-9 months), receiving and crib blankets, cloth diapers, diaper pins, socks, sweater sets, washcloths, and bottles.  Gender-neutral items are offer more flexibility than items which are “girlish” or “boyish”.  Monetary gifts are also accepted.  For information or to make a donation to Operation Layette, contact Pam Stasko at 313-418-1152 or   Click here for instructions on making a layette.

Detroit Area Food Banks

CLW encourages people attending the Women of the Year Luncheon and the Spring and Fall Meetings to bring items for the food banks. Especially needed are: toilet paper, toiletries like toothpaste, deodorant, toothbrushes, soap or shower gel, non perishable food items, “easy open” canned goods, paper products for serving meals, Kleenex, women’s sanitary supplies, adult underwear and socks, warm outerwear and gloves.  Monetary gifts also accepted.

Lutheran Center Association and Bookstore


The purpose of the Association is to foster, preserve and defend the common interests of the churches in the Detroit area, which hold membership in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod; to foster and support Christian education; to foster and support charities; and further engage in such enterprises as may be of service to or for the benefit of the Lutheran clergy and laity of Greater Detroit.

The bookstore is a Concordia Publishing House key dealer offering Christ-centered, Bible based materials faithful to the Lutheran Confessions, including  a wide selection of Christian books, they also carry a variety of Christian home décor, special occasion gifts and greeting cards.

The book “Be Thou My Guide” by a local author, Margo Heath Dupre, will be available for purchase on February 4, 2020.  This book is a Bible Study on growing trust in God through examples of biblical figures.  The price is $12.99. Click here to for more information or to purchase the guide.


Located at 16259 Nine Mile Road
Eastpointe, MI  48021
Phone: 586-774-2831

issuesThe CLW Issues & Action Coordinator investigates the issues affecting the Metro Detroit area citizens and reports to the General Assembly.  This will include updates from the LCMS’ “Free to be Faithful” Newsletter, which features information on important court cases and religious liberty issues that have significant impact of the lives of Christians and to educate and move people to take informed actions to protect our religious freedoms.

Celebrate Life:  Hold a baby bottle drive, a diaper drive or baby shower for a Crisis Pregnancy Center in your area.  Support Lutherans for Life or Michigan

Student Statesmanship Institute Summer Camps in Howell for Teen
“Empowering Teens to Changes their World” – Go to “The LEAD Summer Program is a life-transforming week featuring authentic leadership simulations in the legislative, media, judicial, campaign and business fields under the direction of Christian professionals. During this real-world experience high school students learn valuable life skills such as teamwork, critical thinking, strategic planning and effective communication. While engaged in high-level leadership roles, they are also inspired to apply Biblical and moral principles in their own life and the world around them. Students from all over the United States have attended LEAD, as well as teens from Canada, Mexico, England and Israel.

To sign up for the Issues and Actions email chain or for questions, contact Patti Jacques at 248-933-7472 or