Here is a copy of Prayer for Refugees. We are concerned of the current climate in the country over welcoming newcomers. The legacy of Lutherans is to be courageous and compassionate in word and service. Please use the attached prayer in your next Sunday worship service and then consider hosting a Refugee Sunday in the near…

Dear Greater Milwaukee Synod: Many congregations are hosting annual meetings in the next few weeks and the ELCA has a great resource Writing Minutes Like a Pro that might be useful to you. (Down below) This is part of a regular blog post from Administration Matters. Other topics covered this month include checking references, internal…

On behalf of the more than 20 individuals from the Greater Milwaukee Synod who participated in the installation of Bishop Elias Kitoi Nasari in the Meru Diocese in Tanzania this past weekend, I’d like to thank you for all of the prayers and messages of support that we have received. While several of us have…

Stewardship Fair Brings in Expertise for You! As times change and the world becomes more and more competitive, people can and do connect with all sorts of other individuals and organizations. Sometimes these are groups just down the street. Sometimes these are organizations half way around the world. How does the church stay relevant and…

Dear colleagues in ministry, This email is to inform you that the Candidacy Portal and the Mobility Database System have been updated and are now available. If you completed work on your RLP or MSP offline from Dec. 15 until today, you can now log in and update your forms. As a reminder, here is…

Annual reports to the bishop are now available online and can be accessed at this link:  http://www.elca.org/About/Churchwide/Office-of-the-Secretary/Rostered-Leaders. There are a few important steps in filing these reports: Choose the correct report. Several reports are available on this page so you’ll need to choose the one that is correct for you from this list: Minister of…

I send you warm greetings from Kilimanjaro Airport, where our delegation of visitors has arrived to participate in the consecration and installation of Bishop Elias Kitoi Nasari. Our flights were long and uneventful, and we hope to rest a bit tomorrow before a busy weekend of events. On Saturday all of the pastors of the…

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