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LENTEN DEVOTIONS coming soon for whole Synod

LENTEN DEVOTIONS coming soon for whole Synod

Share Lenten Devotions with your congregation This year’s Lenten devotions provided by Outreach for Hope, will be available very soon for download. We invite congregations to make the devotions available to their members either by printing copies, or by making them available electronically. Title and Theme: “Walking Together in Hope.” Bishop Erickson has provided us […]

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  February 16, 2017   No comments
PORTICO: Seminar & new handout regarding Coverage in Times of Transition

PORTICO: Seminar & new handout regarding Coverage in Times of Transition

New information from Portico: Maintaining ELCA Benefit Coverage in Times of Transition: This is a brand new document assists congregations and Rostered Leaders when their calls end or change. Pre-Retirement Seminars for 2017: Illinois: May 8, 2017 at Churchwide in Chicago. It will be the only in-person seminar at Churchwide this year. Wisconsin: November 10, 2017 at […]

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  February 16, 2017   No comments
Portico Updates

Portico Updates

How to Earn Wellness Dollars If you have ELCA-Primary health coverage, follow these three steps to earn up to $400 wellness dollars by completing Portico’s Live Well Challenge. Find everything you need to get started at PorticoBenefits.org/livewell. Take stock of your physical and emotional health via the health assessment ($100 wellness dollars) Take stock of your retirement readiness […]

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  February 2, 2017   No comments
A Prayer for Refugees

A Prayer for Refugees

Here is a copy of Prayer for Refugees. We are concerned of the current climate in the country over welcoming newcomers. The legacy of Lutherans is to be courageous and compassionate in word and service. Please use the attached prayer in your next Sunday worship service and then consider hosting a Refugee Sunday in the near […]

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  January 26, 2017   No comments

Writing Minutes Like a Pro

Dear Greater Milwaukee Synod: Many congregations are hosting annual meetings in the next few weeks and the ELCA has a great resource Writing Minutes Like a Pro that might be useful to you. (Down below) This is part of a regular blog post from Administration Matters. Other topics covered this month include checking references, internal […]

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  January 26, 2017   No comments
Meru Trip 2017

Meru Trip 2017

On behalf of the more than 20 individuals from the Greater Milwaukee Synod who participated in the installation of Bishop Elias Kitoi Nasari in the Meru Diocese in Tanzania this past weekend, I’d like to thank you for all of the prayers and messages of support that we have received. While several of us have […]

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  January 26, 2017   No comments
Embracing Stewardship

Embracing Stewardship

Stewardship Fair Brings in Expertise for You! As times change and the world becomes more and more competitive, people can and do connect with all sorts of other individuals and organizations. Sometimes these are groups just down the street. Sometimes these are organizations half way around the world. How does the church stay relevant and […]

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  January 19, 2017   No comments
Annual Reports to the Bishop

Annual Reports to the Bishop

Annual reports to the bishop are now available online and can be accessed at this link:  http://www.elca.org/About/Churchwide/Office-of-the-Secretary/Rostered-Leaders. There are a few important steps in filing these reports: Choose the correct report. Several reports are available on this page so you’ll need to choose the one that is correct for you from this list: Minister of […]

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  January 12, 2017   No comments
Message from Bishop Erickson, January 12, 2017

Message from Bishop Erickson, January 12, 2017

I send you warm greetings from Kilimanjaro Airport, where our delegation of visitors has arrived to participate in the consecration and installation of Bishop Elias Kitoi Nasari. Our flights were long and uneventful, and we hope to rest a bit tomorrow before a busy weekend of events. On Saturday all of the pastors of the […]

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  January 12, 2017   No comments
Crossways Position Opening—Director of Business and Operations

Crossways Position Opening—Director of Business and Operations

Crossways Camping Ministries 912 N. Oneida St., Appleton, WI 54911 www.crosswayscamps.org  General Description: The Director of Business and Operations directs and coordinates the internal operational activities of the organization in accordance with the policies and procedures of Crossways Camping Ministries. Provides sound oversight for the functions of camp operations, human resources, accounting, program, outreach, registration […]

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  December 22, 2016   No comments
A Christmas Message from Bishop Erickson

A Christmas Message from Bishop Erickson

‘Tis the season…to be busy. Everywhere I go, people seem to be ramping up toward that holiday to end all holidays, Christmas. With presents to buy, cards to mail, concerts to attend and prepare for, cookies to bake, etc., etc., this seems to be one of the busiest times of the year. Even in our […]

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  December 22, 2016   No comments
I Find Joy in Giving to God Through Our ELCA

I Find Joy in Giving to God Through Our ELCA

By Richard Lindberg, Synod Stewardship Team Once the Presidential campaign was over, I thought email, Facebook, etc. would get back to normal. Then came Black Friday, shop local Saturday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday. Even the ELCA had an email about Giving Tuesday. This is also the time our local church wants my pledge for […]

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  December 15, 2016   No comments