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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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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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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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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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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 (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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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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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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