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Women of the ELCA Triennial Gathering Scholarship

Women of the ELCA Triennial Gathering Scholarship

ELCA WOMEN TENTH TRIENNIAL GATHERING … JULY 13-16, 2017 Minneapolis, Minnesota Time is running out for you to apply for a Triennial Gathering Scholarship The Greater Milwaukee Synodical Women’s Organization is offering four scholarships of $650 ($395 cash plus the $255 Registration). One of these scholarships will be awarded to a first time voting member who […]

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  December 1, 2016   No comments
Tree Planting at Reformation Lutheran Church, Brookfield

Tree Planting at Reformation Lutheran Church, Brookfield

On Reformation Sunday, October 30, Reformation celebrated its 74th anniversary by planting a flowering crab apple tree on the church lawn. Their hope as they enter their 75th year, and in recognition of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, is to plant or sponsor 75 trees. On the beautiful fall Sunday they processed out of the church […]

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  December 1, 2016   No comments
Thanksgiving Morning by Bishop Erickson

Thanksgiving Morning by Bishop Erickson

‘Twas Thanksgiving morning, and all through the land, the turkeys were roasting, all snug in their pans. They sure won’t be lonely, upon the old table, ‘cause there’s plenty of food to cram while we’re able.   There’s stuffing, of course, and bread to be buttered, Potatoes to mash, while grandmothers mutter. There’s carrots and […]

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  November 23, 2016   No comments
January Elective and Continuing Education

January Elective and Continuing Education

The Deaconess Community, in conjunction with Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN, is hosting this January Term course. This course is designed for those who are discerning a call to rostered leadership, Word and Service, and Word and Sacrament students, rostered leaders, and synod staff looking for a wonderful continuing education opportunity.  Synod candidacy committees have also […]

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  November 23, 2016   No comments
Amendments to the Synod Constitution and Bylaws

Amendments to the Synod Constitution and Bylaws

Below is a document containing the amendments to the synod’s constitution and bylaws that were recommended to the 2017 Synod Assembly by the Council on Thursday night. Please look this over carefully. These changes will be acted on at our next Synod Assembly – June 1-3, 2017. These amendments will also be in our weekly newsletter and emailed […]

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  November 23, 2016   No comments
Clean Energy for Congregations Survey

Clean Energy for Congregations Survey

Houses of worship across the country are cutting energy costs and practicing environmental stewardship by upgrading their buildings and operations to use energy more efficiently.  Some are drawing on renewable energy sources by installing solar panels or purchasing ‘green power’ from their utilities, for example. The Wisconsin Council of Churches is circulating this survey in order […]

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  November 23, 2016   No comments
New Overtime Rules

New Overtime Rules

You may be aware that there are new overtime rules according to the Fair Labor Standards Act that kick in on December 1, 2016. Here is a a simple flow chart that helps leaders determine whether or not their employees are covered under the new rules. Click below to enlarge image.

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  November 17, 2016   No comments

A Letter from Bishop Erickson

To be honest, I didn’t sleep much on Tuesday night. I’ll admit, I’m a bit of a political junkie, paying close attention to election results whenever they occur, taking note of the trends and patterns, the numbers and the polls. But it became increasingly clear as the night and morning and following day wore on […]

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  November 10, 2016   No comments
Synod Assembly 2016 Videos

Synod Assembly 2016 Videos

ELCA Forward – https://vimeo.com/156902052 ELCA Video for Synod Assemblies – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5a7MEzdCRMk God’s Work Our Hands – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjwRQLGKkIw Lutheran Campus Ministry – https://vimeo.com/152724683 Lutheran World Relief – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGWp0a-tQBw Mission Investment Fund – http://www.mif.elca.org/video/mif-investor-philip-rivera Video Supporting Portico’s 2016 Synod Assembly Plenary Greeting – https://vimeo.com/161666583 We Are Family – https://www.facebook.com/atonechurch/videos/10153870378501142/   Function – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UefQ2L97mDM&feature=youtu.be Resources – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QTISNzKfLE&feature=youtu.be When To Call – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG6goIPFOAs&feature=youtu.be

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  June 23, 2016   No comments
Call for a ride at Synod Assembly

Call for a ride at Synod Assembly

NEW THIS YEAR!! You can call us for a ride! Just dial (262) 220-9587 and one of our trusty drivers will be happy to pick you up and take you where you need to be on campus. This service runs from 1pm to 30 minutes after the end of our plenary session on Thursday and from […]

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  May 25, 2016   No comments
Ministry Fair News

Ministry Fair News

Right after you register for Synod Assembly, head upstairs in the Tarble Arena to visit The 2016 Ministry Fair! Why reinvent the wheel? Find out what ministry organizations in our synod (and beyond) are doing!  Learn about service and educational opportunities, advocacy and justice groups, and lots more!  Talk with representatives from 26 different ministry organizations.  AND the ministry fair […]

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  May 25, 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