NEWS AND EVENTS

Violence in Ukraine touches fellow Lutherans

The meaning of the word “synod” is that we “walk together.”  It underlines the close fellowship that we share with each other in our common faith, our common mission, and our loving concern for one another.  That fellowship extends beyond our own Wisconsin Synod.  It includes believers in Lutheran church bodies around the world that are united with us in a common faith and teaching. ... Read more ...

 Lighthouse Youth Center shines through burglaries

A lighthouse seems to shine the brightest during the darkest nights. So it is for the Garden Homes Lighthouse Youth Center in Milwaukee, Wis., one of two Lighthouse youth ministries operated by Milwaukee-area WELS congregations. The youth center was hit recently with a string of three burglaries over 10 days. Burglars took everything from laptops to televisions to the popcorn maker, and, most destructively, all the copper plumbing. ... Read more ...

 Safe from the flood

WELS Christian Aid and Relief has been monitoring the widespread flooding in Colorado. The record rains that started coming down Sept. 10 have left several communities and homes covered in mud and completely destroyed. Christian Aid and Relief is standing ready for opportunities to serve not only WELS churches and members in need, but also the communities as they face the daunting clean-up. ... Read more ...

An opportunity for growth and service

For more than 60 years, Lutheran Pioneers has provided boys with opportunities for Christian service, instruction, and practical learning experiences. As summarized in its mission statement, “Lutheran Pioneers exists to assist congregations in nurturing and training boys in the Lord. ... Read more ...

 

Celebrate our independence

As American Christians celebrate Independence Day, we give thanks to God that these freedoms have not gone away. Our freedoms to gather without government interference and to speak freely what the Bible says are precious. ... Read more ...

 

 

Two decades of global fellowship

The Confessional Evangelical Lutheran Conference (CELC) is marking 20 years of global confessional Lutheran fellowship. It started with 13 church bodies including WELS, the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS), and independent or semi-independent church bodies that grew from WELS and ELS mission fields. ... Read more ...

 

 

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