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Luther and the Reformation DVD Screening

Luther and the Reformation DVD Screening

  November 17, 2016       11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Rick Steves, a leading authority on European travel, has made a one-hour public television special entitled, Luther and the Reformation. This special, commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, will be aired on PBS in January, 2017. And in support of Always Being Made New: The Campaign for the ELCA, Steves is sharing advance copies […]

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KUUMBA Gathering: A Festival of Creative Resistance and Reform

KUUMBA Gathering: A Festival of Creative Resistance and Reform

  November 1 – 6, 2016    

All Peoples Church is excited to be hosting free collaborative workshops with artists and activists to explore creativity and justice. Their Kuumba workshops and concert is sponsored by the ELCA in celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. As part of its Reformation anniversary observance All Peoples Church of Milwaukee, Wisc., is partnering with a […]

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2017 Stewardship Fair

2017 Stewardship Fair

  February 10 – 11, 2017       6pm – 8pm Friday; 9am – 3pm Saturday. Registration opens 30 minutes prior to start time each day.

This annual event is Friday night, February 10, and Saturday, February 11. Keynote speakers are Chick Lane and Grace Pomroy, authors of Embracing Stewardship. The focus of this event will include being a biblical steward and enhancing congregational stewardship. Each participant will get a copy of the book Embracing Stewardship and many practical insights to […]

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Cluster Listening Sessions with Bishop Erickson – Sign Ups

Cluster Listening Sessions with Bishop Erickson – Sign Ups

  October 18, 2016 – January 31, 2017    

9 – 11:45 a.m. Bishop Erickson meets One-on One with Rostered Leaders who have signed up (look below for available openings on your Cluster’s scheduled day) Noon – 1:15 p.m. Lunch with Bishop Erickson – open to all Rostered Leaders from the Cluster 1:30 – 4:15 p.m. Bishop Erickson meets One-on-One with Rostered Leaders (look […]

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Anti-Racism Workshop: Understanding & Analyzing Systemic Racism

  October 20 – 22, 2016    

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 Focus: Congregations/Leaders in/desiring cross-cultural/cross-class partnerships. It is recommended that a team participate from a congregation/institution for best results. Limit is 40 attendees to a training session – please register as soon […]

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Lutheran Campus Ministry Chili Cook Off

Lutheran Campus Ministry Chili Cook Off

  January 28, 2017       6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Back by popular demand, we have our Second Annual ‘Chilly’ Cook-Off! Congregations will compete for the coveted ‘Chili Champion Ladle’ that they can proudly display in their narthex if they win! All proceeds for the event will go to Lutheran Campus Ministry of the Greater Milwaukee Synod that operates on both UWM and Marquette campuses. […]

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Lutheran World Relief – Box Car Loading (Waukesha)

Lutheran World Relief – Box Car Loading (Waukesha)

  September 24, 2016       7:00 am – 9:00 am

Please join the volunteers at Lutheran World Relief for a box car loading event. DATE:  Saturday, September 24, 2016 TIME:  7:00 AM until 9:00 AM LOCATION:  St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 300 Carroll Street, Waukesha CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THIS EVENT: Kathy Whettam (262) 548-0366 Lutheran World Relief website located at: www.lwr.org

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Lutheran World Relief – Box Car Loading (Sheboygan)

Lutheran World Relief – Box Car Loading (Sheboygan)

  October 22, 2016       7:00 am – 1:00 pm

Please join the volunteers at Lutheran World Relief for a box car loading event. DATE:  Saturday, October 22, 2016 TIME:  7:00 AM until 1:00 PM LOCATION:  First United Lutheran Church, 2401 Kohler Memorial Dr., Sheboygan CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THIS EVENT: Bob Thiel, Arv Mikkelson 920-452-0522 Lutheran World Relief website located at: www.lwr.org

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Lutheran World Relief –  Box Car Loading (Racine)

Lutheran World Relief – Box Car Loading (Racine)

  October 8, 2016       9:00 am – 11:00 am

Please join the volunteers at Lutheran World Relief for a box car loading event. DATE:  Saturday, October 8, 2016 TIME:  9:00 AM until 11:00 AM LOCATION:  R.R. Siding, Renaissance Rd, Hwy H, Sturtevant CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THIS EVENT: Rev. Warren Williams 262-930-8256 Lutheran World Relief website located at: www.lwr.org

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Employment Law for Church Leaders

Employment Law for Church Leaders

  September 24, 2016       9:30 am – 3:00 pm

WALK-IN REGISTRATION AVAILABLE – PLEASE JOIN US SATURDAY! Personnel matters, employment law, and good practices are complicated. Managing staff performance and addressing issues in the workplace challenge many churches. Help is on the way! This will be a practical seminar to equip you for day-to-day ministry. Stephen Knowles and Laurie Meyer, attorneys with the Milwaukee […]

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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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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. Can lay leaders attend the Fall Theological Conference?  YES, lay leaders from your congregation are very welcome to register, as well as […]

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Installation of Bishop Paul Erickson

Installation of Bishop Paul Erickson

  October 8, 2016       2:00 pm

October 8, 2016 2 p.m. St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church Wauwatosa We are in need of acolytes, greeters, readers, musicians and more! If you are interested in volunteering to help at the worship service for the Installation of Bishop Paul D. Erickson, please fill out this form.   Installation Location St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church 1615 Wauwatosa […]

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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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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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