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Calling all who love to sing!

Calling all who love to sing!

We are excited to share that we are assembling a “Synod Assembly Choir” for this year’s Greater Milwaukee Synod Assembly!  All are invited to participate! Rehearsal will be held during the assembly, on Friday, June 3 at 4:30 p.m. The choir will then sing during closing worship on Saturday, June 4. All are welcome! No need […]

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  April 28, 2016   No comments
Assembly Guidebook Now Available

Assembly Guidebook Now Available

Want to go paper-free at Synod Assembly? Download the Guidebook app on your smartphone and you’ll be on your way to being paperless. Simply download the Guidebook app, follow instructions and scan the QR code below to access the 2016 Synod Assembly page. The app is filled with everything you need to know about the […]

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  April 8, 2016   No comments
Assembly Service Project with the ELCA Outreach Center

Assembly Service Project with the ELCA Outreach Center

We are pleased to partner with the ELCA Outreach Center in Kenosha to pack personal hygiene kits during assembly. We ask that congregations gather the following items for this project: small shampoo – travel size or hotel size is perfect deodorant – Men’s and Women’s toothpaste feminine hygiene items bar soap – again, travel size or hotel size […]

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  April 8, 2016   No comments
Synod Assembly Volunteers Needed!

Synod Assembly Volunteers Needed!

Synod Assembly runs on the work of many volunteers. We’re grateful for the time and energy that these special people bring to our event each year. At this time of year we begin to gather the force of people necessary for a smoothly running assembly. Below is a list of all the jobs we must fill. If you […]

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  April 7, 2016   No comments
Stewardship Fair Powerpoints

Stewardship Fair Powerpoints

We heard great things from people who attended our Stewardship Fair this past weekend with Mark Vincent, Design Group International. As promised by Dr. Vincent, his presentations have been made available to you via the download links below. Special thanks to Dr. Vincent for sharing his time and resources with us.        

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  February 8, 2016   No comments
Response to Governor Walker on Syrian Refugees

Response to Governor Walker on Syrian Refugees

Response to Governor Walker: In a polarized political climate where minds are pretty much made up when it comes to politics, I find letters written by church leaders to be less helpful than they used to be. After all, our Governor has a right to his political views and in fact represents the views of […]

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  November 18, 2015   No comments
Lutheran Disaster Response – US Flooding

Lutheran Disaster Response – US Flooding

Sisters and brothers in Christ, The rain may have stopped, but the catastrophic damage from record rainfall in the Carolinas is just being realized. Rivers have yet to crest and unprecedented scenes scatter the state. The flooding has led to the deaths of more than a dozen people, tens of thousands are without power, major highways […]

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  October 6, 2015   No comments

Photo Contest Winners

This past week, we hosted a photo contest in honor of the launch of our new website design. So many people submitted pictures for the contest! The turn-out was amazing and we love seeing pictures of happenings around the Greater Milwaukee Synod. Thank you to everyone who participated. In no particular order, here are our […]

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  October 5, 2015   No comments
Pastor Norma Castillo

Pastor Norma Castillo

I received a call from Pastor Lisa Bates-Froiland this morning. She and Mary Campbell have been in El Salvador for the past week, where they had a chance to visit personally and pray with Pastor Norma. Lisa encouraged me to widen the circle of prayer for Pastor Norma to include the whole synod. Many of […]

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  July 14, 2015   No comments
Opportunities to Serve – Nominations for Synod Assembly

Opportunities to Serve – Nominations for Synod Assembly

Opportunities to Serve The Greater Milwaukee Synod is looking for individuals willing to serve as Voting Members of the 2016 Churchwide Assembly, and to serve on the Synod Council, the Consultation Committee and the Nominating Committee. Information on applying appears at the end of this message. These positions offer the opportunity to grow in the […]

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  March 2, 2015   No comments
Growing Healthy Leaders and Congregations

Growing Healthy Leaders and Congregations

For the past five years, Pastor Chuck Brummond has served faithfully as our synod’s Director of Rostered Leaders,  offering his wisdom gained over 30 years of ministry including his experience as a trained interim pastor. During his time on staff, he has not only coordinated transitions for our congregations and leaders, he has often been […]

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  January 27, 2015   No comments