Sisters and brothers in Christ, The rain may have stopped, but the catastrophic damage from record rainfall in the Carolinas is just being realized. Rivers have yet to crest and unprecedented scenes scatter the state. The flooding has led to the deaths of more than a dozen people, tens of thousands are without power, major highways…

Let mutual love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it. (Hebrews 13:1-2). This is Nargis. She is 2 and has been traveling with her mother and father for two months. Because of security reasons, they fled their home country and have been…

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My sincere apologies the correct dates regarding the Meru Gold Outing pricing are: This year we have an early (birdie) registration discount which runs from May 1st to June 30th Golf 18 holes for $90.00 or Golf 9 holes for $79.00 which includes golf, cart, dinner, & door prizes. From July 1st to August 1st…

May 20th, Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church, 6-8:30 Fee: $10 Overview Providing basic information on grantwriting for individuals without significant grant writing experience. • Overview of grantwriting process • Importance of research • Importance of developing relationships with potential funders • Grants for specific projects (e.g. developing marketing materials) • Grant sources available to religious organizations…

Are you concerned about the divisive climate in Wisconsin’s civic life? Do you wonder how you and your congregation can play a constructive role in modeling a more life-giving approach to our differences in both church and the wider culture? The Center for Courage & Renewal, in partnership with the Wisconsin Council of Churches and…

Members of all Christian traditions are invited to attend two events during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. A Taize Prayer Service will take place on January 19. A public lecture on the development of ecumenism since the Second Vatican Council and the new ecumenical challenges before all Christians will take place on January…

Wartburg Theological Seminar’s 33rd Annual Rural Ministry Conference is being held on March 2nd-4th, 2014. This year’s focus is “Revitalizing Rural & Small Town Ministries.” The Rural Ministry Conference outreach is continuing to grow and has become an ecumenical conference for those working in small town and rural parishes throughout the Midwest. To view the…

A new year and it is time to think about stewardship. Wasn’t that in November when the church talks about stewardship? Stewardship is what we do with all of our resources all of the time. How do we spend our time? Too much football this past week when Wisconsin and Green Bay both lost? Too…

Canceled services and reduced worship attendance because of ice and snow probably played havoc with “end of year giving” in the Greater Milwaukee Synod. We hope and pray that our congregations will respond in “surprising and generous ways as God worked in the churches of Macedonia. Fierce troubles came down on them pushing them to…

Pacific Typhoon Response

One of the most powerful storms ever recorded, Super Typhoon Haiyan, crashed across the central islands of the Philippines. Here’s how you can help.

The Greater Milwaukee Synod (GMS) of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is seeking a Director of Cross+Generational Ministry. This is a part-time ministry position. Over the last two years the Cross+Generational Ministry Team of the GMS has cast a vision for the Synod, moving from a Youth and Family focus to a Cross+Generational (or…

Just as the United States is becoming more diverse, so is the church in the United States. This poses distinct challenges for congregations as they work with issues of identity,l mission, and community. Come to the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago on Monday October 14, 2013 as the Albert ‘Pete’ Pero Multicultural Center welcomes…

5-7 p.m., Sunday, October 20 Unity Lutheran Church 1025 Oklahoma Avenue Milwaukee For Congregation Members and Synod Groups concerned about Justice Issues (Spread the word) Begins with a small meal and then sharing within small or larger groups Phone 414-545-2828 Coordinator Rev. Fred Thomas-Breitfeld of Jackson Park Lutheran, Milwaukee indicates the following is to be…

Get ready to tee up for Camp Indian Sands’ 8th annual charity golf outing. The event takes place on Saturday, Sept. 14 at Silver Spring Golf & Banquet Center in Menomonee Falls.

I was privileged to be at the federal courthouse in Milwaukee last Friday

The Sophal Project, formed by members of All Saints, aims to provide funds to supplement primary/secondary education that Cambodian orphans need in English, computer training, vocational training and scholarships for continuing education.

On Sept. 8, 2013, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – 4 million members in nearly 10,000 congregations – will have an opportunity to celebrate together the 25th anniversary of the ELCA by taking part in “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday, a day dedicated to serving the communities in which we live. You work every…

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