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The South-Central Synod of Wisconsin (SCSW-ELCA) is one of 65 synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). As 140+ congregations and worshipping communities, we walk together to care for, connect and equip our congregations to be the heart and hands of Jesus.

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We care for, connect and equip our congregations
to be the heart and hands of Jesus.

Highlighted Events & Messages

2018 Synod Office Holiday Hours

Please note our holiday hours in the synod office: Thanksgiving – Closed Thursday and Friday, November 22 & 23. Christmas – Closed December 24 through January 2. Open January 3. If you have a pastoral emergency, call 608-270-0201 for the on-call synod staff phone number.

Restore: Synod Youth Leaders Retreat

Calling all those who work with children, youth, and family ministries! Are you a pastor, staff member, lay leader, or volunteer that works with faith formation? Join us as we learn, dream, and worship together February 11th-13th at Bethel Horizons in Dodgeville.

LEAD 2019 - REVISED DATE OF MARCH 9, 2019

Leadership Education and Development Day “LEAD” will be held on Saturday, March 9. This is a changed date from March 2, which was published earlier in What Matters.

ELCA Launches New Podcast “Three Sides!” 

Three Sides is a new podcast presented by the ELCA that shares that third side of seeing God at work in the world and offers a fresh way to tell the unique, compelling and sometimes surprising stories of this church.   Three sides presents diverse voices from across all expressions of the ELCA.