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Open Spaces – Synod Assembly 2017

Open Spaces – Synod Assembly 2017

  February 13 – March 31, 2017    

Please note: Open Space Gathering will take place during Synod Assembly on Friday, June 2 from 12pm to 2pm. This event listing is here so that you can note your ideas about what you might like to learn about or things you might like to share with others.  The February to March dates signify the dates this […]

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2017 Cluster Assembly

2017 Cluster Assembly

  February 25, 2017       8:15 am – 12:00 pm

Agenda 8:15 am – Registration opens (continental breakfast and coffee available) 8:45 am – Dwelling in the Word 9:30 a.m. – Cluster Listening Summary, Bishop Erickson 11:00 a.m.  – Cluster Caucuses – Elections/Resolutions/Concerns (no closing plenary; depart when your caucus concludes) Bishop Erickson has been visiting with each of our ten clusters and listening to […]

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Rise Up! Jazz Liturgy Premiere

Rise Up! Jazz Liturgy Premiere

  February 25, 2017       5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Outreach for Hope and Mount Carmel Lutheran Church are co- sponsoring the premier of a new jazz liturgy called “Rise Up!”, by Rev Frank Janzow. Featuring piano, guitar, flutes, sax, drums and voices, the service theme is HOPE. A free will offering will go to support Outreach for Hope ministries. This event coincides with Black […]

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Lutheran Social Services Sunday

  March 5, 2017    

March 5 is the date to recognize the work of Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. Adoption, refugee resettlement, foster care, residential substance abuse treatment, mental health crisis stabilization, Birth to Three programs, and counseling are among the many programs by LSS in the Greater Milwaukee Synod. You may use this Sunday or […]

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Synod Youth Retreat

Synod Youth Retreat

  March 10 – 12, 2017    

Save the date for Youth Retreat – March 10-12 at Camp Minikani. More information to be announced in the weeks to come; registration will open by new year’s and end February 1. Spread the word and invite your friends! While you’re waiting check out our Facebook page and video! Date: March 10-12, 2017 Place: Camp Minikani […]

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Lead and Learn

Lead and Learn

  March 18, 2017       8:30 am – 3:00 pm

This is an annual event to support and promote continued lay leadership and fellowship. Our theme this year is The Next Reformation. Presenters include Ana Garcia-Ashley, Rev. Ernie Hinojosa, Kenneth Inskeep, and Rev. Mark Thompson. Schedule: 8:30am –  Registration 9:00am –  Worship, with Bishop Erickson preaching 10:15am – Panel Discussion – The Next Reformation 11:15am – Breakout Sessions […]

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Faith, Sexism, Justice: Conversation Toward a Social Statement

Faith, Sexism, Justice: Conversation Toward a Social Statement

  March 25, 2017       8:15 am – 4:00 pm

“Boys are strong. Girls are delicate. Girls can express their emotions. Boys can’t.” Have you ever felt trapped by stereotypes like this? At school? In church? The ELCA Task Force on Women and Justice: One in Christ has produced a Study document to lead us toward a new Social Statement. We will be delving into […]

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Tree Planting Service (Luther Manor, Wauwatosa)

Tree Planting Service (Luther Manor, Wauwatosa)

  April 21, 2017    

Luther Manor is planning a tree planting service for Friday, April 21st (hopefully the weather will cooperate) in commemoration of the 500th year of the Reformation, and the 50th year of the Roman-Catholic dialogues. It will be an ecumenical service officiated by a Roman Catholic deacon and Pastor David Patterson. The service is an adaptation of […]

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Healthy Boundaries Training

Healthy Boundaries Training

  April 25, 2017       8:30 am – 3:00 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 anticipate covering topics including healthy boundary choices, understanding power and […]

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2017 Synod Assembly

  June 1 – 3, 2017       7:00 pm

Synod Assembly will be held from June 1-3 at the Country Springs Hotel in Pewaukee.  

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ELCA Rostered Minister’s Gathering

ELCA Rostered Minister’s Gathering

  August 7 – 10, 2017    

“ON THE WAY TOGETHER”  As you are budgeting for next year, please consider budgeting in the expenses to send your Pastor(s), Deacons, AIMs to the ELCA Rostered Leader Gathering to be held in Atlanta, Georgia in August 2017. Mark your calendars for Aug. 7-10, 2017, when the ELCA will host its first ever Rostered Ministers […]

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