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September 2017
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September
September 17, 2017 6:00 pm — September 19, 2017 12:00 pm
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Fall Theological Conference

Fall Theological Conference: Race, Conflict, and the Church featuring Christena Cleveland September 17-19, 2017 Green Lake Conference Center Cost: $100 until August 31. Price increases to $125 on September 1! The fee includes meals and a copy of Christena’s book “Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces that Keep Us Apart”  Please contact Green Lake directly to reserve housing. In the midst of significant racial and cultural strife, how can the Church respond with love, equity, and inclusivity? Christena Cleveland will present…

C3 Learning Communities – Launch Event

Please come join us on Saturday, September 23rd to meet with fellow congregations who are participating in the “C3 Learning Communities Process.” This is the launch event at which we will orient to the process, learn about action/reflection work, and leave with a plan for a ‘holy experiment’ (or two) in our various areas of interest. Is your congregation interested in learning more?  Please visit: Congregational Listening Project – Learning Communities

October 2017

2017 Lutheran World Relief Drive – Waukesha

Please encourage your church members to participate in this year’s drive by bringing to your local loading site their contributions of quilts, blankets, school kits, health kits, soap and sewing kits. Contact for Waukesha location: Marilyn Olson 262.547.7818   Greater Milwaukee Synod loading dates are: October 14th – Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine-Kenosha October 21st – Sheboygan Each location is listed as a separate event here on our website, by date. Visit https://lwr.org/ingatherings for details on other sites around Wisconsin.

2017 Lutheran World Relief Drive – Milwaukee

Please encourage your church members to participate in this year’s drive by bringing to your local loading site their contributions of quilts, blankets, school kits, health kits, soap and sewing kits. Contact for Milwaukee location: Dennis Walling 262.514.0113 Greater Milwaukee Synod loading dates are: October 14th – Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine-Kenosha October 21st – Sheboygan Each location is listed as a separate event here on our website, by date. Visit https://lwr.org/ingatherings for details on other sites around Wisconsin.

2017 Lutheran World Relief Drive – Racine/Kenosha

Please encourage your church members to participate in this year’s drive by bringing to your local loading site their contributions of quilts, blankets, school kits, health kits, soap and sewing kits. Contact for Racine/Kenosha location: Rev. Warren Williams 262.637.5671   Greater Milwaukee Synod loading dates are: October 14th – Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine-Kenosha October 21st – Sheboygan Each location is listed as a separate event here on our website, by date. Visit https://lwr.org/ingatherings for details on other sites around Wisconsin.

2017 Lutheran World Relief Drive – Sheboygan

Please encourage your church members to participate in this year’s drive by bringing to your local loading site their contributions of quilts, blankets, school kits, health kits, soap and sewing kits. Contact for Sheboygan location: Bob Thiel, Arv Mikkelson 920.458.1522   Greater Milwaukee Synod loading dates are: October 14th – Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine-Kenosha October 21st – Sheboygan Each location is listed as a separate event here on our website, by date. Visit https://lwr.org/ingatherings for details on other sites around Wisconsin.

Lutheran Choir Rehearsal for Prayer Service to Commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Choir volunteers for the Lutheran/Catholic Reformation Service: Please join us at either this rehearsal, or the October 26th rehearsal (details here.) This Lutheran choir-only rehearsal will prepare singers to participate in the combined choir at the Lutheran/Catholic Reformation Service (Tuesday, October 31, at Ascension Lutheran Church in Milwaukee.) Interested volunteers, please note: Please contact Phil Smith at the synod offices (414.671.1212 or phil@gmselca.org) to sign up; Please note that a combined Lutheran-Catholic rehearsal is scheduled for Monday, October 30th (see…

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October
October 26, 2017 5:15 pm — October 28, 2017 4:00 pm
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Anti-Racism Training

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 October 26 – 28, 2017 Thursday (5:15 {Dinner} – 9:00 p.m.) Friday (8:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.) Saturday (8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.) Jackson Park Lutheran Church, 4535 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee, WI  53219 Site Questions: Rev. Fred Thomas-Breitfeld, 414 – 545-2828 Training Questions: Esther Rusch, 262-375-0868, erusch@juno.com Jack Loppnow, 262-790-0392, jloppnow@robertsonryan.com Cost: $150 for ELCA participants and…

Lutheran Choir Rehearsal for Prayer Service to Commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Choir volunteers for the Lutheran/Catholic Reformation Service: Please join us at either this rehearsal, or the October 25th rehearsal (details here.) This rehearsal will be held in the choir room, in the basement of the church (close to the north end of the building.) Special note for volunteers with mobility issues: *If you will need use of the elevator to reach the basement for this rehearsal, please arrange your visit by calling Ascension Lutheran during daylight hours, at 414.645.2933. IMPORTANT: …

All Choir (Final) Rehearsal for Prayer Service to Commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Choir volunteers for the Lutheran/Catholic Reformation Service: Please join us for the final rehearsal for this event. This rehearsal will be held in the sanctuary choir loft.  There is no elevator access. This is the only combined (Lutheran and Catholic choirs) rehearsal. Rehearsal will be led by Jeff Honore, and will prepare singers to participate in the choir at the following night’s Reformation Service (Tuesday, October 31, also at Ascension Lutheran church.) Interested volunteers, please note:  Please contact Phil Smith…

Prayer Service to Commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Please join us for a Joint Catholic-Lutheran Service of Common Prayer, “From Conflict to Communion:  Together in Hope,” commemorating the Reformation and celebrating 50 years of Lutheran Catholic dialogue. We’ll “lift the roof” with a 100 voice adult choir, children’s choir, and other choirs, musicians and speakers representing the diversity of our community. Our service is derived from the prayer service done in Lund/Malmo Sweden last October 31, led by Pope Francis and the leaders of Lutheran World Federation and…

November 2017

Outreach for Hope – Rev. Jim Bickel’s Retirement Celebration

God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them.  (1 John 4:16) Please join us to celebrate Rev. Jim Bickel’s service in the Greater Milwaukee Synod as a parish pastor, followed by eight years as Executive Director of Outreach for Hope, an ELCA ministry serving communities challenged by poverty. Jim’s many accomplishments include significantly raising awareness of Outreach for Hope through initiating the Family Bike Ride and Lenten Devotions, and building strong partnerships…

Reformation in Milwaukee: Is It Possible?

Presenting Reginald Jackson’s talk: “The Hidden Impact of Segregation in Milwaukee.” The American Black Holocaust Museum’s Head Griot Reggie Jackson has lit up Milwaukee with his dynamic presentation, “The Hidden Impact of Segregation in Milwaukee.” On Thursday, November 30th, Mr. Jackson will offer his presentation to light a fire of conversation and action in the Lutheran churches and beyond! All are welcome to attend this event!  (A second event, planned for the Spring of 2018, will be scheduled on a…

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