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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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Confronting Racism: A Holy Yearning

Confronting Racism: A Holy Yearning

  January 14, 2016       8:00 pm

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, As we continue to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and ponder God’s unconditional love for us, may the new year bring you peace and renewed ways to listen and learn from one another. I hope you will join me for another live webcast “Confronting Racism: A Holy Yearning” – […]

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Two Events – Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Two Events – Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

  January 20 – 24, 2016    

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 • 7:00 PM • St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 914 E. Knapp St., Milwaukee, WI Annual LARCUM Taize service, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 914 E. Knapp St., Milwaukee, 7:00 p.m.  Musician’s call: 6:00 p.m.  Musicians who wish to participate should contact Craig at timeman@earthlink.net. Sunday, January 24, 2016 • 4PM • Lumen Christi Parish 2700 […]

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Day of Grace: An Afternoon with Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton

Day of Grace: An Afternoon with Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton

  February 28, 2016       Afternoon events follow 11:00 AM worship.

ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton will spend the day at St. Matthew’s, preaching the word at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. worship services and answering questions from interviewer Dan Bice of the Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel during the Adult Education hour from 9:45-10:45 AM. The public is welcome to attend all events but especially encouraged to hear […]

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Synod Youth Retreat

Synod Youth Retreat

  March 4 – 6, 2016    

Featuring Rachel Kurtz and Pastor Steve Jerbi Poet in Residence: Brit Nicole Sunday morning service led by Ascension Mime Troupe March 4-6, 2016 at Camp Minikani 875 Amy Belle Road Hubertus, WI Register using this link: http://bit.ly/1My38hy Retreat Forms: $125 per person includes 5 meals (Dinner Friday, Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner Saturday, Breakfast Sunday). Lodging: combination of cabins & […]

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Closing Celebration for Meru Guests

Closing Celebration for Meru Guests

  October 18, 2015       5:30pm gather; 6:00 pm dinner; 7:00 pm worship

We are having an inspiring enriching time with our guests from the Diocese of Meru, and now we invite you to join us for the Closing Celebration for our Meru Guests! It will be held at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 145 East Lisbon Road, Oconomowoc, on Sunday, October 18. We will begin to gather for fellowship […]

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Synod Anti-Racism Team Justice Summit

Synod Anti-Racism Team Justice Summit

  November 15, 2015       4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Each year our Greater Milwaukee Synod holds a “Justice Summit” that focuses on a specific justice issue on how race plays a part in how we view it. This year our focus is on the latest ELCA Social Statement, “The Church and Criminal Justice: Hearing The Cries”. We have developed a workshop on how congregations […]

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Synod Refugee Task Force Meeting

Synod Refugee Task Force Meeting

  October 5, 2015       3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

The synod Refugee Task Force will gather for a meeting on Monday, October 5 at the LSS Refugee Offices. New members and visitors are welcome to attend. The agenda will include: Use of the remaining $1,000 plus funds from the Greater Milwaukee Synod Current resettlement needs and arrivals Future possibility of Syrian arrivals Congregations in […]

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Narrative Lectionary Text Study (Christ the Servant, Waukesha)

Narrative Lectionary Text Study (Christ the Servant, Waukesha)

  September 29 – December 22, 2015       Weekly, on Tuesdays

You’re invited to a Narrative Lectionary Text Study, weekly on Tuesdays from noon – 1:30 p.m. Each gathering looks at the following week of Narrative Lectionary readings. Location: Christ the Servant in Waukesha (2016 Center Rd, Waukesha, WI 53189) For more information, please E-mail Pastor Jay McDivitt at pastorjay@christtheservant.org or click here: http://milwaukeesynod.org/church/christ-the-servant-lutheran-church/

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