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Understanding and Analyzing Systemic Racism Anti-Racism Workshop

Understanding and Analyzing Systemic Racism Anti-Racism Workshop

  October 26 – 28, 2017    

The Greater Milwaukee Synod’s Anti-Racism Team Invites you to participate in the next Understanding & Analyzing Systemic Racism Anti-Racism Workshop Facilitated by Crossroads Trainers October 26 – 28, 2017 Thursday (5:15 {Dinner} – 9:00 p.m.) Friday (8:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.) Saturday (8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.) Jackson Park Lutheran Church, 4535 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee, WI  […]

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Mt. Meru Benefit Golf Outing

Mt. Meru Benefit Golf Outing

  August 20, 2017       1:30 pm

The 2017 ANNUAL MERU BENEFIT GOLF OUTING is being held at Kettle Hills Golf Course. This benefit outing will equally support – The Mt. Meru Coffee Projects Programs, and Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity Tee-Off at 1:30 PM (Shotgun scramble) Registration fee of $90 per player includes 18 Holes of Golf with Cart – with buffet […]

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Discovering Islam

Discovering Islam

  July 9 – August 13, 2017       Weekly, Sunday nights, for six weeks

2017 Summer Salad and Study: Discovering Islam Imagine that you and your family are moving to a remote Asian village, where you will set up a health clinic under the sponsorship of your denomination. You quickly recognize that the local people with whom you will live and work not only are ignorant about Christianity but […]

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Refugee & Immigration Committee Meeting

Refugee & Immigration Committee Meeting

  June 20, 2017       2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

If you have interest in this committee or would like more information, please email or call: Pastor Jim Holmberg james.holmberg@lsswis.org 414-399-5695 Agenda items include: Mary Campbell on the ELCA initiative AMMPARO – Accompanying Migrant Minors with Protection, Advocacy, Representation and Opportunities Hear from Mary Flynn, Director of LSS Refugee Resettlement Services on arrival updates and current […]

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Fall Theological Conference

Fall Theological Conference

  September 17 – 19, 2017       6:00 pm

Fall Theological Conference: Race, Conflict, and the Church featuring Christena Cleveland September 17-19, 2017 Green Lake Conference Center Cost: $100 until August 31. Price increases to $125 on September 1! The fee includes meals and a copy of Christena’s book “Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces that Keep Us Apart”  Please contact Green Lake directly to […]

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Cross+Generational Life Conference (St. Luke’s, Greendale)

Cross+Generational Life Conference (St. Luke’s, Greendale)

  May 24, 2017       8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Rev. Dr. Rich Melheim, curator of the Cross+Generational Ministry movement and founder of FAITH5, will be coming to St. Luke’s in Greendale for a one-day conference on the future of faith formation in the Post-Television, Post-Sunday School, Neo-Google World. Explore faith formation systems that connect the wisdom of the elder and the wonder of the […]

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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 – July 15, 2017       Applications due by July 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

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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