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Greater Milwaukee Synod WELLNESS WEEK

Greater Milwaukee Synod WELLNESS WEEK

  August 14 – 20, 2016    

Mark your calendars now for the week of August 14th and join us for the Greater Milwaukee Synod Wellness Week. This is an opportunity to focus on health and wellness topics for one week, and to encourage members of the Greater Milwaukee Synod in their efforts to live well. The week will feature multiple speakers […]

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Lutheran World Relief – Box Car Loading (Milwaukee)

Lutheran World Relief – Box Car Loading (Milwaukee)

  September 24, 2016       8:00 am – 11:00 am

Please join the volunteers at Lutheran World Relief for a box car loading event. DATE:  Saturday, September 24, 2016 TIME:  8:00 AM until 11:00 AM LOCATION:  12th Street & Mt. Vernon, Milwaukee (SW corner of Marquette Interchange – just south of I-94, one block south of St. Paul and one block east of 13th Street.) […]

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Bishop Jeff’s Retirement Celebration

Bishop Jeff’s Retirement Celebration

  August 28, 2016       2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us to celebrate Bishop Jeff 2 p.m. August 28, 2016 Our Savior’s Lutheran Church 3022 W. Wisconsin Avenue Milwaukee, WI  53208 This afternoon will feature a worship service with Bishop Jeff’s favorite hymns followed by a reception. Everyone is invited, no RSVP is necessary.

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2016 Fall Theological Conference

2016 Fall Theological Conference

  September 19 – 21, 2016       Opens 7:30 AM Monday; Closes at Noon Wednesday.

New for 2016 – The Fall Theological Conference has been expanded into a two-and-a-half day gathering! The Fall Theological Conference is the Greater Milwaukee Synod’s annual gathering for both rostered and lay leaders. This year’s featured speaker: Rev. Sarah Ciavarri Topic: Daring Way™ for Church Leaders This intensive workshop is based on Dr. Brené Brown’s Daring Way™ Curriculum. […]

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Invitation to Respectful Listening around Racism Issues

Invitation to Respectful Listening around Racism Issues

  June 28, 2016       6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Recently, Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton has encouraged us to join in conversation about race and racism. The wide range of reactions during a portion of the Outreach for Hope presentation at our Synod Assembly has provided a springboard for that conversation. While the Assembly experience is still fresh we want to gather and reflect. This […]

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Outreach for Hope Family Bike Ride

Outreach for Hope Family Bike Ride

  September 10, 2016       7:00 am – 1:00 pm

Save the Date for the 2016 Outreach for Hope 9th Annual Family Bike Ride! REGISTER HERE!!  Last year’s event was very successful, with 356 riders and a substantial increase in the funds they raised. 62 churches (including 47 ELCA congregations) were involved in the ride, including many of the churches and ministries that receive funding […]

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Lutherdale Family Camp

Lutherdale Family Camp

  August 24 – 26, 2016       Arrive 2:00 PM Wednesday; Depart 2:00 PM Friday

  Lutherdale is inviting all church professionals and their families out to camp to recharge together! This two-night retreat will be packed with games, songs and activities for all ages. Schedule includes campfires with s’mores, late-night snacks, craft time, and interactive Bible study. There will even be some time for parents to relax as the Lutherdale […]

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CPR Training

CPR Training

  May 6 – 27, 2016       Six sessions during three weeks in May

Six opportunities to learn the latest techniques in CPR and First Aid – in multiple locations, on multiple dates, for convenience.  This course is suitable for both those who have never learned CPR, and those whose CPR training is more than a few years old. Upon completion of training, participants will receive a card from the […]

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Growing Hope in Palestine

Growing Hope in Palestine

  May 22, 2016       10 am Worship and 6pm Lecture and Reception

Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb Palestinian Pastor, Theologian & Author 2015 Recipient of Olof Palme Int’l Award for Peacemaking & fighting against occupation & violence Sunday, May 22 10:00am – Worship 6:00pm – Lecture & Reception Ascension Lutheran Church 1236 South Layton Blvd. (27th St.) Faith in the Face of Empire Reverend Dr. Mitri Raheb, author, lives in […]

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Plan It! (Guided Planning/Intensive Training)

Plan It! (Guided Planning/Intensive Training)

  May 5 – 7, 2016       Thursday full day; Friday night; Saturday full day (see below)

You are invited to begin planning using three vital ministry lenses, to learn from proven planning techniques, and to receive helpful program templates. At this event, there will be plenty of time and space to work on your ministry design. So bring your small team and prepare to Plan It! with Lyle Griner, National Peer […]

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Congregational Vitality & Relationships

Congregational Vitality & Relationships

  March 12, 2016       8:30 registration / 9:00 start; Ends at Noon

All congregations want to thrive. Spend the morning together learning about the newest ELCA Congregational Vitality Project, a checklist that helps congregations see how they are connecting with God, each other, and the world to live out God’s mission. We will also learn about how to have a One-to-One Relational Conversation that helps build community, […]

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Blessing Connections – Holy Currencies Workshop

Blessing Connections – Holy Currencies Workshop

  April 23 – 27, 2016       Begins 10 AM Saturday, ends Noon Wednesday

Registration for this event is full and has been closed! Holy Currencies is NOT “another program.” It IS a lens that reveals new life in existing ministries. Transformation occurs as we remove the lens of scarcity to see the abundance of resources given by God. As God’s resources flow and recirculate, a Cycle of Blessings […]

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LENTEN BOOK CLUB: Your New Money Mindset

LENTEN BOOK CLUB: Your New Money Mindset

  February 17 – March 9, 2016       12:30 – 2:00 PM Wednesdays, Weekly for Four Weeks

Join us at the Greater Milwaukee Synod offices during Wednesdays in Lent for our Lenten Book Club, featuring the book “Your New Money Mindset: Create a Healthy Relationship with Money” by Brad Hewitt (CEO of Thrivent Financial) and licensed psychologist James Moline. All are invited. Feel free to bring a bag lunch (coffee, tea and […]

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Retreat of Renewal: Race and Forgiveness & Reconciliation

Retreat of Renewal: Race and Forgiveness & Reconciliation

  April 25 – 26, 2016       1pm April 25 – 4pm April 26

In this overnight retreat, participants will explore their personal journey of discovery as it pertains to racial identity. Participants will learn phases of forgiveness and how forgiveness as a tool can impact understanding of others and relieve conflict in cultural situations. Featured trainers are: Angelique Robinson, Forgiveness Institute and Martha Barry, Racial Justice Director, YWCA. Although the […]

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“What’s a Hashtag?” Using Social Media For Your Church

“What’s a Hashtag?” Using Social Media For Your Church

  February 25, 2016       6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

It’s no secret that social media is one of the strongest tools in our online presence arsenal. Pinning down exactly how to use each social medium to the best of your ability for your church is another ball game entirely. If you’ve ever been stumped by social media, I’m here for you. It can be […]

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Spiritual Journaling & Retreat with Vonda Drees

Spiritual Journaling & Retreat with Vonda Drees

  February 11, 2016       3:00 – 4:30 or 6:30 – 8:00 (two sessions)

Inspired by the Wholeness Wheel, spiritual wellness is living a centered life focused on God to affect each aspect of our well-being through prayer, devotions, worship, nature, art, and music.  In this exploration we come to know more about ourselves and our God. This Lenten season we are offering a variety of opportunities to help […]

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Anti Racism Team Meeting

  January 17, 2016       4:00 pm

The monthly Anti-Racism Team meeting will take place at Faith/Santa Fe on January 17th at 4pm.

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