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January 2020

2020 Adaptive Leadership Academy

  This event consists of the initial workshop on January 21st, followed by ten cohort sessions over the twelve months beginning in February 2020. Anticipated schedule for the January 21st workshop: 8:30 am – 9:00 am   Coffee & Gathering 9:00 am – 3:30 pm Workshop         How do we lead in a changing Church?  Pastors and lay leaders alike wrestle with this question almost every day. We have a call to serve and a love for…

2020 – 5th Annual LCM Chili Cook Off

Come join us as we celebrate and support the Greater Milwaukee Synod Lutheran Campus Ministry, and join Pastor Rachel Young Binter with students from UWM Corner House, and Pastor Jessica Short with students from Marquette University. The LCM Chili Cookoff takes place from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at Mt. Hope Lutheran Church, 8633 W Becher Street in West Allis. Can’t attend? You can make a direct donation to LCM here:   CHILI COOKOFF – GENERAL…

February 2020

2020 Together in Mission

Gather with well over 200 other people from around our Greater Milwaukee Synod to worship, celebrate our partnership in the Gospel, and to learn together on a variety of ministry topics. Together in Mission is our annual synod event you don’t want to miss. Ministry leaders (rostered and laypeople) of all interests and backgrounds are invited for this one-day event held on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 1615 Wauwatosa Ave. in Wauwatosa.  At registration you will…

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February
February 19, 2020 8:00 am — February 21, 2020 2:30 pm
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Congregational Vitality

Hosted by our Churchwide colleagues Event begins: Wednesday, February 19 at 8 a.m. (Tuesday, February 18 would need to be your travel day) Event ends: Friday, February 21 at 2:30 p.m. San Diego, CA Vital Congregations Track (for church leaders focused on revitalization) Registration Fee: $250 Hotel cost: $149 per night per room, plus hotel fees Participants must cover travel expenses This training track is for rostered leaders involved in leading a congregational process toward revitalization, renewal and/or transformation. Participants will…

March 2020

Until All Are Fed: A Networking & Learning Event

Until All Are Fed: A Networking & Learning Event Hosted by ELCA World Hunger and the Greater Milwaukee Synod   To all involved in Hunger and Justice ministries in our synod, We would like to invite you to gather with others in the Greater Milwaukee Synod to celebrate the work we share in Hunger and Justice ministries! We will be enjoying a meal together, and learning from the wisdom in the room. We are also thrilled to be joined that day by…

April 2020

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April
10:00 am — 11:00 am
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2020 Stewardship in Uncertain Times

Life has changed dramatically in the last few weeks and that change is still unfolding. In the midst of this change, people are needing the peace and comfort provided by faith in God. At the same time, as our normal patterns are upended and the nation is struggling economically, we worry about financial resources for our ministries. It is critically important now that we focus on how we tell our story of impact, how we invite people to generosity, how…

June 2020

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June
6:30 pm — 7:45 pm
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Conversations on Race and Our Faith

The events of the last few weeks, particularly the killing of George Floyd, has brought us to a deeper awareness of the sin of racism in our world. How are we as people of faith responding? What help do we need to speak the Gospel in a time like this? Our Synod Antiracism Team is offering two opportunities for us as church people to talk about how we are feeling and what we need to do to address the issue of…

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June
June 28, 2020 3:00 pm — July 2, 2020 4:15 pm
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Conversations on Race and Our Faith

The events of the last few weeks, particularly the killing of George Floyd, has brought us to a deeper awareness of the sin of racism in our world. How are we as people of faith responding? What help do we need to speak the Gospel in a time like this? Our Synod Antiracism Team is offering two opportunities for us as church people to talk about how we are feeling and what we need to do to address the issue of…

August 2020

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August
6:30 pm — 8:00 pm
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Digital Discipleship & Evangelism, with Jamie Domm

Digital Discipleship & Evangelism: How to Be Church in a Digital World with Jaime Domm 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm Tuesdays –  August 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th   The Greater Milwaukee Synod is thrilled to welcome Jamie Domm, author of the book “Digital Discipleship & Evangelism,” for a four-session series about how to be the Church in a digital world. She will help empower us with practical tools for living out our mission in this new, digital landscape. This…

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August
6:30 pm — 8:00 pm
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Digital Discipleship & Evangelism, with Jamie Domm

Digital Discipleship & Evangelism: How to Be Church in a Digital World with Jaime Domm 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm Tuesdays –  August 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th   The Greater Milwaukee Synod is thrilled to welcome Jamie Domm, author of the book “Digital Discipleship & Evangelism,” for a four-session series about how to be the Church in a digital world. She will help empower us with practical tools for living out our mission in this new, digital landscape. This…

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August
6:30 pm — 8:00 pm
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Digital Discipleship & Evangelism, with Jamie Domm

Digital Discipleship & Evangelism: How to Be Church in a Digital World with Jaime Domm 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm Tuesdays –  August 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th   The Greater Milwaukee Synod is thrilled to welcome Jamie Domm, author of the book “Digital Discipleship & Evangelism,” for a four-session series about how to be the Church in a digital world. She will help empower us with practical tools for living out our mission in this new, digital landscape. This…

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August
6:30 pm — 8:00 pm
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Digital Discipleship & Evangelism, with Jamie Domm

Digital Discipleship & Evangelism: How to Be Church in a Digital World with Jaime Domm 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm Tuesdays –  August 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th   The Greater Milwaukee Synod is thrilled to welcome Jamie Domm, author of the book “Digital Discipleship & Evangelism,” for a four-session series about how to be the Church in a digital world. She will help empower us with practical tools for living out our mission in this new, digital landscape. This…

September 2020

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September
6:30 pm — 7:45 pm
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Racetopia: What do You Have to Give?

Join a zoom conversation with youth leaders and parents on how to talk with children and teens about race. Pastors Kelly Nieman-Anderson and Michelle Townsend de Lopez will facilitate a discussion on using the movies Zootopia (for children) and The Hate U Give (for teens) as a basis for talking about race. We will address the importance of talking with children in healthy ways from a young age. Bring your questions and curiosity for an engaging conversation. Registration is required for this event. After…

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September
9:00 am — 11:00 am
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Substance Abuse and the Faith Community: Faith Partners Interfaith Readiness Training (Virtual) Workshop

This is a 2 part event which takes place on September 26 from 9-11 am and continues on September 28 from 6-8 pm. The Opioid and Substance Abuse Crisis continues to rage, especially in the context of COVID 19. Overdoses, deaths, and addiction-related events are on the rise, giving even more urgency to the faith-based community’s response. The Greater Milwaukee Synod of the ELCA has begun a partnership with “Faith Partners” to join faith leaders with prevention specialists, recovery support…

Substance Abuse and the Faith Community: Faith Partners Interfaith Readiness Training (Virtual) Workshop

This is a 2 part event which takes place on September 26 from 9-11 am and continues on September 28 from 6-8 pm. The Opioid and Substance Abuse Crisis continues to rage, especially in the context of COVID 19. Overdoses, deaths, and addiction-related events are on the rise, giving even more urgency to the faith-based community’s response. The Greater Milwaukee Synod of the ELCA has begun a partnership with “Faith Partners” to join faith leaders with prevention specialists, recovery support…

October 2020

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October
9:00 am — 11:00 am
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Lutheran World Relief Box Car Loading – CANCELLED

Sturtevant October 10th, from 9 – 11 am, at the RR Siding on Renaissance Rd., Hwy H, Sturtevant. Due to the cancellation of loading events in Milwaukee and Waukesha, the Sturtevant location *may* not be able to accept donations from other areas. Please call Candy in the Living Faith Lutheran Church offices, 262.637.5671, if you would like to bring quilts to this location. (Her office hours are 9 – 2, Mon – Fri. ). She will need to know how many…

2020 Fall Leadership Conference

Fall Leadership Conference October 12-14, 2020 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE We will not meet this year in person, but we invite you to enjoy this time together with colleagues and leaders across the synod. We will meet on the Zoom platform as we welcome our keynote speaker: Susan Beaumont, author of How To Lead When You Don’t Know Where You’re Going: Leading in a Liminal Season. In this season of life and ministry when we do not know exactly where we are…

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October
October 16, 2020 6:00 pm — October 23, 2020 9:00 pm
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2020.10 Learning & Telling the Story: Deconstructing Racism

  Learning & Telling the Story: Deconstructing Racism A Workshop for Congregation Teams and Individuals October 16, 17, and 23, 2020 Facilitated by Rev. Marilyn Miller and Dr. Joyce Caldwell Important Information Friday, October 16, 2020 –  6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Saturday, October 17, 2020 –  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Friday, October 23, 2020 – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm This event will take place remotely via Zoom over three days. Participants must attend all three sessions. You…

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