Communication & Events
Ideas and a plethora of resources are available on the ELCA website:
Looking for an inspirational read? Read the ELCA online publication, “Living Lutheran.” Check out this quick read on vocation:
It is your mission support that makes these synod ministries possible and it was voting members of our assembly who voted to support these ministries with human and financial resources. Together we are…
We invite congregations to participate by contributing food items for the reception: cheese and sausage platters, vegetable trays, and bars.
May these leaders continue to be blessed for service.
Diakonia is a two-year program. Diakonia graduation does not lead to becoming rostered; however, it does help some discern where their heart and the Holy Spirit may be leading them.
Great Volunteer Opportunities for Individuals & Groups! Opportunities are Immediate at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 605 Spruce St., Madison
Following is an educational piece and final installment of a three-part series offered by Bishop Viviane Thomas-Breitfeld on the role of Deacons in this synod and in God’s church.
This historic event will take place on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at First Lutheran Church, 612 North Randall Avenue, Janesville at 2:00 pm. Doors open at 1:00 pm. A reception will follow.
The latest edition of the Trumpeter, July 2018
for St. Mark’s Lutheran Church (Madison). If you have one that your congregation would be willing to donate, please email: StMarksFeeds@gmail.com
September 22, 2018 at New Life (St. Matthew’s) Lutheran Church. Please join us and find renewal in this day-long retreat dedicated to listening for the voice of the Holy One in our lives.
I am so honored and humbled to be your bishop. My official start date was July 1st but if you were involved in the MYLE and Youth Gathering 2018 you know I was in place a week earlier. It was indeed a privilege to start my tenure with a focus on the youth of the South-Central Synod.
Festive Worship Celebration and Installation Service of Rev. Viviane Thomas-Breitfeld will be on Aug. 18 at 2 pm at First Lutheran Church in Janesville, Wisconsin. View the Bishop Installation for…
Join In This Synod-Wide Read!
As the crisis surrounding immigration continues to unfold, we, the members of the Wisconsin Council of Churches, raise our voices in protest at the policies being implemented and at the inappropriate appeal to scripture by government officials in support of these policies.
Please join us on July 29, 2018 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM for Part Two of Our Series on Our State Incarceration System: "Incarceration and Sacred Space" – an interfaith conversation about sacred space within a fortress of fear.
Lakeview Lutheran Church (Madison) Received Madison Area Ministry (“MUMz’) Visionary Award! Congratulations to Lakeview Lutheran Church! As the synod office was reading through the MUM newsletter,…
Off The Square Club Works with Neighbors to Foster Change Within Community Fresh towels are something most of us take for granted. For members at Lutheran Social Services’ Off the Square Club in…
Here are some links to excellent information that will help to understand what we, the ELCA, are doing to address those on the margins and how your congregation might get involved:
It is hard to believe that the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering is now history. The memories of the week, however, will last a lifetime for the youth that you accompanied on the journey. The 724 youth and adults…
On Saturday, June 9, nearly 100 riders toured between steeples, some worked hard and biked as far as 100 km for hunger! So far, we have raised $5,257.58 and are only $742.42 from our goal!
Keep Your Members Connected to Synod News! The Old Link is No Longer In Use Due to Changes to our new website. Please change the link you have published on your websites and in your newsletters to…
August 18, 2018 at First Lutheran in Janesville
will be October 7-9, 2018 at – Abbey Resort, Fontana
Next Assembly is May 5 -6, 2018. View the Assembly Page for more information.
For Pastors, Lay Leaders, and Anyone wishing to learn more about Stewardship in Today’s Church Context
Attention Rostered Ministers in Your First Three years of Call! Are you a rostered minister in your first 3 years of a call? Then mark your calendar for our fall event!
Join us for a buffet breakfast and conversation August 21, 2018 8 till 9:30 am. Texas Borderlands Building Bridges;
Bring the whole family to three wonderful movies this summer. Our Saviors Lutheran Church at 550 Lincoln Dr Sun Prairie will open the parking lot to the public, food trucks from Let's Eat Out and a wonderful family friendly movie.
This August/September we will hold six Greet and Meet Gatherings across the synod to give you an opportunity to gather as a community of faith, to meet Bishop Viviane Thomas-Breitfeld and for her to meet and get to know you!
Sunday, August 12 at 6:00 pm. Food Carts! Free-will offering will support the ecumenical ministries of seeds of peace.
You Are Invited to join one of our synod’s latino worshipping Communities on July 29 - 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday, July 25 at 7 pm – Presentations by Rev. Mitri Raheb and Rev. Everett Mitchell Christ the Solid Rock Church // 1502 Parkside Drive,Madison Reverend…
Tuesday, July 24 7pm – at First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison
Saturday August 5, 2018 from 3-5 pm. Music by the JED’S & special appearance by the St. Luke’s Praise Band. Celebrate and support Feed My Lambs!
St. Stephen’s (Monona) Invites You on Friday, August 3 at 6:30 - 8:45 PM to screening of documentary.
The Samaritan Center of Southern Wisconsin, announces a Pastor Leadership Seminar for all area clergy. The Seminar's goal is to improve leadership skills for today's ministry. Clergy present case studies…
Join Reverend Jeff Quinto, Bethel Series Executive Director, and his wife Toni on ten life-changing days in the Holy Land, February 22 – March 3, 2019, on the 2nd Annual Bethel Series Pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
Our rostered women's gathering will be on Thursday, July 26th at 9 a.m. at Grace Lutheran in Cambridge.
Free Friday night concerts July 13, July 27, August 10, & August 24 at 6:30 pm
September 21-23, 2018 at the MacKenzie Environmental Education Center, Poynette, WI
Saturday, October 13 - 7:00 am - 11:00 am - Wisconsin Southern Railroad Yard
June 28, July 26, August 23. Bring the whole family to three wonderful movies this summer. Our Saviors Lutheran Church at 550 Lincoln Dr Sun Prairie will open the parking lot to the public, food trucks from Let's Eat Out and a wonderful family friendly movie.
July 29 - Racial Equity Event - New Life (Madison)
"Listening or God, Walking With Jesus" September 22 at New Life Church (Madison)
Siebert Lutheran Foundation's Annual Change or Die Conference (Thursday, October 11, 2018 at: Milwaukee Marriott West) provides an opportunity for Lutheran ministry leaders to network and learn from each other. At the 2018 conference, we are excited to present Dr. James Emery White, the founding senior pastor of Mecklenburg Community Church, in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Next Racial Equity Event: Presented by Jail Chaplain, Christa Fisher on Sunday, June 24, 2018 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm at New Life Church, Madison
Join us on September 26, 2018 at 6:30 at Trinity Lutheran , Madison. for a cabaret concert sharing songs & stories from his nonstop, 3-year road trip to all 417 National Park Service sites.
HOLD THE DATES! September 16-18, 2018 Green Lake Conference and Retreat Center with Ruth Haley Barton, an award-winning and sought after teacher and conference speaker!
We gather for worship and holy communion on Thursdays. Please join us! Each week a different preacher from our synod leads worship.
Installation of our new bishop will be on Saturday, August 18 at First Lutheran in Janesville.
Please save the date Sunday, Sept. 9, for "God's work. Our hands." Sunday.