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Christianity and Culture Keynote/Panel Discussion on Bonhoeffer’s Black Jesus (Ascension Lutheran, Milwaukee)

Christianity and Culture Keynote/Panel Discussion on Bonhoeffer’s Black Jesus (Ascension Lutheran, Milwaukee)

  April 29, 2017       9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Keynote presentation by Rev. Kenneth Wheeler on Dr. Reggie Williams’ book “Bonhoeffer’s Black Jesus: Harlem Renaissance Theology and an Ethic of Resistance”, followed by panel discussion on implications of liberation theology and justice work in our churches and communities today. More information is available on our facebook event page — https://www.facebook.com/events/548687548659276/ Registration is preferred but […]

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Supporting Transformative Change in Lutheran Congregations

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Supporting Transformative Change in Lutheran Congregations

  April 18 – June 15, 2017       Applications due by June 15th.

The Zeidler Center for Public Discussion, in partnership with the Greater Milwaukee Synod, invites applications from Greater Milwaukee congregations who seek support with any of the following issues: Civil discussion of challenging social topics (political polarization, race relations, LGBTQ issues, etc.) Improved communication regarding issues that have led to internal divisions or tension between members […]

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GMS Refugee and Immigration Committee Meeting – OPEN TO ALL

GMS Refugee and Immigration Committee Meeting – OPEN TO ALL

  April 18, 2017       3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Note: This meeting is open to all interested parties.  Please RSVP to jimholmberg@msn.com for planning purposes. The GMS (Greater Milwaukee Synod) Refugee Resettlement Task Force has now been recognized as a committee under the new name the GMS Refugee and Immigration Committee. This meeting’s agenda includes an update on the meeting with Senator Johnson’s staff, Synod […]

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Building An Inclusive Church (BIC Training, Delavan, WI)

Building An Inclusive Church (BIC Training, Delavan, WI)

  May 19 – 20, 2017       FRI: 5:30pm Registration, 6 – 9pm Training; SAT: 9am – 5 pm Training

BIC Training helps you design and implement a journey for your congregation to publicly and intentionally welcome people of all gender identities and sexual orientations. This training equips you with ways to create dialogue, thereby deepening relationships throughout the congregation, rather than sparking debate and division. The registration fee of $100 includes training, materials, lunch […]

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2017 Synod Assembly

  June 1 – 3, 2017       6:30 pm

Synod Assembly will be held from June 1-3 at the Country Springs Hotel in Pewaukee. All of the assembly informational materials are located on the Synod Assembly page on this website. This page includes information about voting, open spaces, Luther’s Lounge. Additionally all resolutions, reports and resources are listed on this page as they become available. […]

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Open Spaces – Synod Assembly 2017

Open Spaces – Synod Assembly 2017

  February 13 – March 31, 2017    

Please note: Open Space Gathering will take place during Synod Assembly on Friday, June 2 from 12pm to 2pm. This event listing is here so that you can note your ideas about what you might like to learn about or things you might like to share with others.  The February to March dates signify the dates this […]

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Lutheran Social Services Sunday

  March 5, 2017    

March 5 is the date to recognize the work of Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. Adoption, refugee resettlement, foster care, residential substance abuse treatment, mental health crisis stabilization, Birth to Three programs, and counseling are among the many programs by LSS in the Greater Milwaukee Synod. You may use this Sunday or […]

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Healthy Boundaries Training

Healthy Boundaries Training

  April 25, 2017       8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Required for all Rostered Ministers Our Greater Milwaukee Synod is offering a Boundaries Workshop to help establish safe connections for congregations, rostered ministers of our synod, and church staff. This training is mandated by the insurance carrier for liability insurance within our congregations. On April 25, we welcome Rev. Diane E. Wheatley as our presenter. Rev. Wheatley received […]

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Ecumenical Prayer Service (Church of the Resurrection, Pewaukee)

  January 21, 2017       5:00 pm

Each year the World Council of Churches designates a week in January as The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Church of the Resurrection is holding a prayer on Jan. 21st at our 5:00 pm worship service to lift up this global event. This will be an ecumenical service where all are welcome. Please see the […]

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Lead and Learn

Lead and Learn

  March 18, 2017       8:15 am – 3:00 pm

On-line registration for this event is now closed, but room is still available!  Walk-in registrations are welcome on Saturday, when registration opens at 8:15am. This is an annual event to support and promote continued lay leadership and fellowship. Our theme this year is The Next Reformation. Presenters include Ana Garcia-Ashley, Rev. Ernie Hinojosa, Kenneth Inskeep, and Rev. Mark […]

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An Inescapable Network of Mutuality

An Inescapable Network of Mutuality

  January 16, 2017       8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Celebrating The Life and Work of The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday, January 16, 2017 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Body and Soul Healing Arts Center 3617 N. 48th Street Milwaukee, WI 53216 “It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network […]

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Young Adult New Orleans Trip – Last Call!

Young Adult New Orleans Trip – Last Call!

  January 1 – 9, 2017    

The deadline for registering for the January New Orleans Young Adult Trip is upon us. If there is anyone interested in rebuilding homes in New Orleans for winter break, sign up before Monday to get a spot by clicking here: http://bit.ly/GMSNOLA17 If you have questions, you can call Pastor Ari Mattson directly at 262-501-3996 Who: Anyone 18-25 […]

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Synod Youth Retreat

Synod Youth Retreat

  March 10 – 12, 2017    

Save the date for Youth Retreat – March 10-12 at Camp Minikani. More information to be announced in the weeks to come; registration will open by new year’s and end February 1. Spread the word and invite your friends! While you’re waiting check out our Facebook page and video! Date: March 10-12, 2017 Place: Camp Minikani […]

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Faith, Sexism, Justice: Conversation Toward a Social Statement

Faith, Sexism, Justice: Conversation Toward a Social Statement

  March 25, 2017       8:15 am – 4:00 pm

“Boys are strong. Girls are delicate. Girls can express their emotions. Boys can’t.” Have you ever felt trapped by stereotypes like this? At school? In church? The ELCA Task Force on Women and Justice: One in Christ has produced a study document to lead us toward a new social statement. We will be delving into […]

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Reconciling in Christ (RIC) Sunday

Reconciling in Christ (RIC) Sunday

  January 29, 2017    

Reconciling in Christ (RIC) Sunday is January 29th, 2017 Does your community have everything it needs? Download the official 2017 RIC Sunday resources here: http://www.reconcilingworks.org/ric/ricsunday Most communities celebrate the last Sunday in January, but many also choose the anniversary of their welcome statement or a Sunday coinciding with their local Pride festival. Are you taking […]

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2017 Cluster Assembly

2017 Cluster Assembly

  February 25, 2017       8:15 am – 12:00 pm

Agenda 8:15 am – Registration opens (continental breakfast and coffee available) 8:45 am – Dwelling in the Word 9:30 a.m. – Cluster Listening Summary, Bishop Erickson 11:00 a.m.  – Cluster Caucuses – Elections/Resolutions/Concerns (no closing plenary; depart when your caucus concludes) Bishop Erickson has been visiting with each of our ten clusters and listening to […]

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That You May Be Well

That You May Be Well

  January 12, 2017       8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Wellness is a way of life. The road to living well and staying well is paved with support, community and knowledge. Wherever you find yourself on the wellness road, allow this day to encourage you. Come experience the knowledge and wisdom of Tammy Devine. Tammy’s goal is to accompany leaders on their wellness journey by […]

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