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August 2018

Mt. Meru Benefit Coffee Project Benefit Golf Outing

The 2018 ANNUAL MERU BENEFIT GOLF OUTING is being held at Kettle Hills Golf Course, on Sunday, August 19th. The proceeds from this years event will be shared between the Meru Partnership and the Mt. Meru Coffee Project. Registrations need to be completed by August 12, 2018. For more information, please contact Janet McGinty at 414.699.5989 (jfmcginty@tds.net).  18 holes – $90 https://www.mtmerucoffee.org/collections/event/products/meru-benefit-golf-outing-18-holes 9 holes – $70 https://www.mtmerucoffee.org/collections/event/products/meru-benefit-golf-outing-9-holes Golf Outing Dinner – $35 https://www.mtmerucoffee.org/collections/event/products/meru-benefit-golf-outing-dinner      

September 2018

2018 Outreach for Hope Family Bike Rides

Registration is now open for both bike rides – Waukesha County and Ozaukee County – both held on Saturday, September 8, 2018! www.ofhbikeride.com is the official website. Learn more here: http://outreachforhope.org/bike-ride-2/

2018 “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday

“God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday will be Sunday, September 9, 2018. This day is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. Service activities offer an opportunity for us to explore one of our most basic convictions as Lutherans: that all of life in Jesus Christ – every act of service, in every daily calling, in every corner of life – flows freely from a…

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September
September 23, 2018 7:00 pm — September 25, 2018 12:00 pm
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2018 Fall Theological Conference

This event’s focus: “Becoming the Body of Christ: Organizing faith communities to embody justice, reconciliation, and hope.” Blending a biblical and theological framework with practical tools, Pastor Alexia Salvatierra will lead us in exploring how we can use the gift of faith-rooted community organizing to more fully embrace our calling and let the power of the Gospel transform our relationships in our congregations and communities. Register early and save $20 (or even $30)! Registration fees are $105 until July 23 $125…

2018 Common Day of Prayer with the Diocese of Meru

The Greater Milwaukee Synod (GMS) and the Diocese of Meru (DME) in Tanzania are global partners in Christ.  There are many aspects of our partnership including the Meru Coffee Project, support for Nkoaranga Hospital, water projects for increasing the availability of clean water, and a Professional Education Fund to assist pastors and teachers in obtaining bachelor and master degrees.  There are also 23 congregations in the GMS who have a parish partner in the DME, many of whom have similar…

October 2018

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October
6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
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2018 Fed for the Journey

This fall, Bishop Paul Erickson and Assistant to the Bishop Matthew Short will be leading five regional “Fed For the Journey” dinners. We will engage in conversation about how we are stronger in mission when we are church together and engaged in ministries of love and reconciliation. We will together imagine ways we can strengthen our common witness in this rapidly changing context. We want to hear your stories and your dreams about where God is calling us together! We…

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October
6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
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2018 Fed for the Journey

This fall, Bishop Paul Erickson and Assistant to the Bishop Matthew Short will be leading five regional “Fed For the Journey” dinners. We will engage in conversation about how we are stronger in mission when we are church together and engaged in ministries of love and reconciliation. We will together imagine ways we can strengthen our common witness in this rapidly changing context. We want to hear your stories and your dreams about where God is calling us together! We…

2018 Getting the Message Out (Communication & the Congregation)

Registration for this event will close at Noon on Wednesday, October 3rd. Getting the Message Out is a one-day event on Saturday, October 6 to explore effective communication in our congregations. Scott Vaughan, our leader for the day, has served the strategic communication needs of North American churches and faith organizations for more than 25 years. He has served churches of all sizes and in all community sizes. Scott is a professional public speaker, combining straightforward thinking, story-telling, humor and common sense to help church leaders…

Greater Milwaukee Synodical Women’s Organization Convention

WOMEN CREATE CHANGE Theme Verse: 2 Corinthians 5:17 “When anyone is joined to Christ, she is a new being. The old is gone, the new have come…” Registration begins at 7:30 AM Opening Worship begins at 8:30 AM Registration is NOT available on this site. Registration deadline in Monday, September 24th. To register, or for more information, please call: Jan Fox 262.782.5680 jcnfx@aol.com Highlights: Opening Worship with Pastor Angela Khabeb preaching; Keynote Speaker and Workshop Leader Pastor Kathy Jacobson (author,…

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October
8:00 am — 11:00 am
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Lutheran World Relief Boxcar Loading

Full Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Schedule Milwaukee – Near 12th and Mt. Vernon Address 1198 W Mt Vernon Ave Milwaukee, WI 53233 Get directions Contacts Dennis Walling Phone: 262.514.0113 Melanie Gibbons Notes Saturday, October 13, 2018 8-11 a.m. Look for boxcars near 12th and Mt. Vernon. Waukesha – St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Address 300 Carroll St. Waukesha, WI 53186 Get directions Contacts Marilyn Olsen Phone: 262.547.7818 Melanie Gibbons Notes Saturday, October 13, 2018 7:30-9 a.m. Sturtevant – Tracks on Hwy. H just north of Hwy.11/Durand Ave Address…

GMS Congregational RIC Summit

On October 13 at 8:30 a.m. the Greater Milwaukee Synod Reconciling in Christ Ministry Team will be offering a Congregational Summit at Martin Luther Church, 9235 W Bluemound Rd., Milwaukee. This is an opportunity to gather the RIC congregations and ministries (and those interested in being RIC) together to discuss: What it means to be RIC and how we live that out How we can better and more effectively provide ministry and education to the Greater Milwaukee Synod If you are planning…

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October
6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
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2018 Fed for the Journey

This fall, Bishop Paul Erickson and Assistant to the Bishop Matthew Short will be leading five regional “Fed For the Journey” dinners. We will engage in conversation about how we are stronger in mission when we are church together and engaged in ministries of love and reconciliation. We will together imagine ways we can strengthen our common witness in this rapidly changing context. We want to hear your stories and your dreams about where God is calling us together! We…

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October
6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
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2018 Fed for the Journey

This fall, Bishop Paul Erickson and Assistant to the Bishop Matthew Short will be leading five regional “Fed For the Journey” dinners. We will engage in conversation about how we are stronger in mission when we are church together and engaged in ministries of love and reconciliation. We will together imagine ways we can strengthen our common witness in this rapidly changing context. We want to hear your stories and your dreams about where God is calling us together! We…

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October
6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
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2018 Fed for the Journey

This fall, Bishop Paul Erickson and Assistant to the Bishop Matthew Short will be leading five regional “Fed For the Journey” dinners. We will engage in conversation about how we are stronger in mission when we are church together and engaged in ministries of love and reconciliation. We will together imagine ways we can strengthen our common witness in this rapidly changing context. We want to hear your stories and your dreams about where God is calling us together! We…

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October
6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
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2018 Fed for the Journey

This fall, Bishop Paul Erickson and Assistant to the Bishop Matthew Short will be leading five regional “Fed For the Journey” dinners. We will engage in conversation about how we are stronger in mission when we are church together and engaged in ministries of love and reconciliation. We will together imagine ways we can strengthen our common witness in this rapidly changing context. We want to hear your stories and your dreams about where God is calling us together! We…

November 2018

2018 Anti-Racism Training

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED.     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 Participation in Entire Training Required November 1 – 3, 2018 Thursday: 5:15 (Dinner) – 9 p.m. Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Site: Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church, 8424 W. Center St., Milwaukee, WI  53222   $150 for ELCA participants and $200…

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