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April 2017
$30

Wisconsin State-Wide Bible Bowl 2017

April 1 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wisconsin State Wide Bible Bowl 2017 April 1, 2017 Rib Mt Lutheran Church 3010 Eagle Ave. Wausau, WI It is one great way for youth to study the Word of God on their own and in groups. BOWL:  Competition of teams (3 or 4 players) in verbal quiz format. Also an individual, written competition. TOPIC:  “Matthew”   (The English Standard Version will be used.) WHO:  7th through 12th graders from churches throughout North and South Wisconsin Districts. Form teams in your…

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$17

Lutheran Schools Night at Miller Park

April 29 @ 6:10 pm - 10:00 pm
Miller Park

Join us for a night of fun and fellowship! Saturday, April 29, 2017 $17 - Loge Outfield seats Once again, we will have a PCW softball game at Helfaer Field prior to the Brewers game. If you would like to play in the game, please contact Robin Mueller at the District office - mueller@swd.lcms.org. Flyer 2017 Ticket Order Form 2017 PCW Softball Game Information Ticket orders are due at the District office by Friday, April 14.  

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May 2017

Spring Pastors Conference – Chula Vista, Wisconsin Dells

May 8 @ 1:00 pm - May 10 @ 12:00 pm
Chula Vista Resort,
Hwy 13 North
Wisconsin Dells, WI United States
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June 2017
$90

Early Childhood Literacy Festival

June 2 @ 7:20 am - 3:30 pm
Concordia University Wisconsin,
12800 N. Lake Shore Drive
Mequon,
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August 4, 2017 Concordia University Wisconsin 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive Mequon "Come sniff out an adventure!" Speaker:  Laura Dronzek Laura received widespread recognition for her illustrations in children's books. She is also respected as an accomplished landscape, animal portrait and still life artist. Mini-concert with Ryan McIntrye - Ryan will share his music for young children ranging from quiet, relaxing, naptime music to lively music that keeps the "beat" and the "feet" moving along. Schedule, workshops and registration  …

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$18

Noah’s Ark – Youth and Family Day

June 16
Noah’s Ark Waterpark,
Wisconsin Dells,
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Join us on Friday, June 16 for SWD Youth and Family Day at Noah's Ark. Tickets:  $18 - includes a hot dog lunch, chips and soda Order your tickets/passes by Wednesday, June 7. More information (where to pick up your wristbands, lunch location, etc.) will be emailed prior to the event.     If you have any questions, please contact Robin Mueller at the District office.  

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July 2017

July 25–28 – Institute on Liturgy, Preaching and Church Music

July 25 @ 8:00 am - July 28 @ 5:00 pm
Concordia University Chicago,
7400 Augusta St.
River Forest, IL 60305-1402 United States
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LCMS Worship's Institute on Liturgy, Preaching and Church Music will be held this year July 25–28, 2017 at Concordia University Chicago. This triennial event offers pastors, church musicians, and all who are passionate about the Church's worship an opportunity to be refreshed in Word, song, and prayer together with opportunities to grow in skills that enhance the joy of the people of God in the reception of His gifts. This year's Institute takes its cue from the upcoming Reformation anniversary with…

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August 2017
$42

2017 SWD Church Workers Golf Outing

August 7 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Horicon Hills Golf Club,
3000 Main Street
Horicon, WI United States
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Mark your calendars for SWD’s Church Workers Golf Outing The date of this year’s Golf Outing for SWD church workers has been set for Monday, August 7, 2017. Once again it will be held at the Horicon Hills Golf Club (formerly Rock River Hills) in Horicon. The registration cost of $42 per person will include 18 holes of golf, a cart and lunch. Check-in at 8:30; Shot-gun tee-off time will be at 9:00 a.m. Plan now to enjoy a day…

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New Teacher Orientation

August 11 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
District Office,
8100 W. Capitol Dr.
Milwaukee,
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For all first-year rostered and non-rostered teachers and teachers new to the South Wisconsin District. Information regarding Concordia Plan Services, Professional Ethics of Teaching and Lutheran Teaching in the SWD. Registration information will be available soon.

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$60

Firm Foundations 2017/2018

August 14 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Martin Luther High School,
5201 S. 76th St.
Greendale,
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Firm Foundations – Professional Development August 14, 2017 November 3, 2017 February 2, 2018  Martin Luther High School 5201 S. 76th St. Greendale Focus:  Patrick Lencioni’s book “The Ideal Team Player” All participants are required to purchase and bring the book with them to the sessions. Schedule August 14 – 7:30 am – 12:00 pm November 3 – 7:30 am – 3 pm* February 2 – 7:30 am – 3 pm*  * times are subject to change Registration Fee:  $60 – book is…

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$15

Before School Workshop

August 18 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Hales Corners Lutheran Church,
12300 W. Janesville Rd.
Hales Corners, WI United States
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Before School Workshop August 18, 2017 Hales Corners Lutheran Church 12300 W. Janesville Road, Hales Corners 8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Registration begins at 8:00. “Reality is Not Virtual” Mike McGowan Educator, consultant, family counselor Mike speaks about helping classroom children learn the “soft” skills of interacting with each other in the midst of a impersonal culture of screens and devices. During the last 15 years Mike has given assemblies to tens of thousands of school children each year and…

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Free

Tax Workshop for Rostered Church Workers – NEW DATE!

August 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
District Office,
8100 W. Capitol Dr.
Milwaukee,
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Tax Workshop for Rostered Church Workers Tuesday, August 29 District Office 8100 W. Capitol Dr. Milwaukee What are the tax implications for being a Called worker in the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod? Do your Call papers talk about a housing allowance? What is the self-employment tax? Are you confused about how and when to file your taxes? Jason Rose, a Registered Tax Return Preparer and Investment Advisor Representative, will walk you through all of the basics of church worker taxes,…

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October 2017
$10

LLL/LHM SWD Annual Meeting

October 7 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Immanuel Lutheran Church,
13445 Hampton Rd.
Brookfield, WI United States
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YOU are invited and needed as the SWD Lutheran Laymen’s League (LLL) wants to strengthen our congregations’ outreach to the unchurched in the South Wisconsin District. Prof. Brad Alles from Concordia University Wisconsin will be speaking on Gender Confusion & Clarity and what Scripture and science say about this issue’s impact on our youth and families. Also Keith Peterson, Ministry Resource Manager for Lutheran Hour Ministry, will be presenting how Lutheran Hour Ministry is using Facebook and other Internet technologies…

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FREE

October 10, 2017 – Philippians Workshop

October 10 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
District Office,
8100 W. Capitol Dr.
Milwaukee, 53222
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The Philippians workshop is a free event that is designed to bring together pastors and congregational lay leaders, to discuss what the struggles are with stewardship in the congregation, and who are reluctant to have that intentional stewardship focus.  

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2017 Fall Pastors Conference – The Abbey Resort, Lake Geneva

October 16 @ 1:00 pm - October 18 @ 12:00 pm
The Abbey Resort,
269 Fontana Boulevard
Fontana, WI 53125 United States
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The Conference Planning Committee would like to take this opportunity to invite you to the 2017 Fall Pastors' Conference which is scheduled for October 16-18 at The Abbey Resort, 269 Fontana Blvd, Fontana, WI 53125, which is on Geneva Lake.  The theme for our conference is It's Still About Jesus, Preaching the Reformation Today.  Our speakers will be Dr. Peter Nafzger.  He is assistant professor of practical theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.  In addition, the Rev. Dick Davenport will…

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$20

Lutheran Night at the Milwaukee Admirals

October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UW–Milwaukee Panther Arena,
400 W Kilbourn Ave
Milwaukee, 53203 United States
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Saturday, October 21 6 pm vs. Rockford UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena Tickets:  $20 Join the Admirals and fellow Lutherans in celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation! PLUS, each Lutheran Night ticket comes with an exclusive Martin Luther Bobblehead. PLUS, see our new mission executive, Rev. Jonah Burakowski, as one of the human hockey pucks! Check with your church or school office to see if they are organizing a group or order tickets online. For more information on tickets and group…

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