October 21 – Lutheran Night at the Milwaukee Admirals

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 seating, contact Ryan McCampbell (414-227-0883) at the Milwaukee Admirals and let him know you are with the South Wisconsin District.

 

SWD Teacher/Administrator Awards – Nominations are now open!

The nomination process for the Kohl Foundation and SWD Teacher/Administrator awards are now open! We know that the South Wisconsin District is home to amazing teachers and principals, so please nominate some of our worthy candidates. You are encouraged to share this nomination information with all school stakeholders: faculty members, parents, board members, etc. More information is available on the Kohl Foundation website.

Nomination deadline has been extended to October 6.


South Wisconsin District Teacher/Administrator of the Year
Each January, the South Wisconsin District recognizes our Teacher(s) and Administrator(s) of the Year Award. In order to nominate someone for an SWD award, you must nominate them for a Kohl Foundation Award below.

Kohl Teacher FellowshipNomination link
The purpose of the Kohl Teacher Fellowship program is to recognize and support teaching excellence and innovation. The Herb Kohl Educational Foundation’s goal is to support Wisconsin teachers in pursuit of their unrealized goals for their classrooms or professional development.  Selected Kohl teachers and the Wisconsin schools of those teachers will each receive a $6,000 grant from the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation and will be recognized at a spring banquet.

Fellowship recipients who teach at religious or independent schools automatically become candidates for the Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent School Teacher of the Year award.  Classroom teachers in PreK-12 are eligible. Preschool teachers must teach in a Pre-K program that is affiliated with an elementary school.

Kohl Principal LeadershipNomination link
The purpose of the Herb Kohl Principal Leadership program is to recognize and support administrative leadership. The Herb Kohl Educational Foundation’s goal is to support Wisconsin principals in pursuit of their unrealized goals for their schools or professional development. The 4 Kohl Leadership Award recipients from religious and independent schools and the 4 schools of those principals will each receive $6,000 grants from the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation and will be recognized at a spring banquet.

Freestanding preschool administrators and teachers are to be nominated through the Nomination Form on the District website.

College is tough. You need Jesus.

One of the most challenging times in the lives of Christian families is sending their children off to a secular college or university. Not only are these college students learning how to live away from home, but they are also facing numerous challenges that take them outside of their “comfort zones”.

Help them stay grounded and connected to God’s Word for comfort and reassurance! Please share the following LCMS Campus Ministry locations in Wisconsin with the parents in your congregation, or ask them to share their child’s contact information while away from home with one of the campus ministries listed below. As an additional encouragement to the college students and their parents, you may want to use the bulletin insert from LCMS that invites the names and campus locations of those wishing to get connected to the closest LCMS congregation to their school, wherever that may be. Campus Ministries form.

Here is another resource that may be helpful: LCMS Campus Ministry Information Sheet, as well as a link to the LCMS Campus Ministry website. Or call the District Missions office at 414-292-0744.


Wisconsin LCMS Campus Ministries

UW-La Crosse – Rev. Paul Mundinger, Faith Lutheran, La Crosse, 1407 Main St., 54601; 608-782-3696, pastor@faithonmain.com, www.faithonmain.com

UW-Madison – Rev. Dan Anderson, Calvary Lutheran Chapel, Madison, 701 State St., 53703; 608-215-9526, dan@calvarymadison.org, get updates at Facebook.com/calvarylutheranchapel or www.calvarymadison.org.

UW-Milwaukee; MSOE; Marquette – Rev. Ken Wieting, Luther Memorial Chapel, Shorewood, 3833 N. Maryland Ave., 53211, 414-332-5732; kwieting@lmcusc.org, www.lmcusc.org, www.facebook.com/lmcusc

Upcoming event: Meet-Greet-Eat
Date: Sunday September 10
Time: Divine Service @ 9 a.m.; University Study @ 10:45 a.m.; Lunch and Greeting @ 11:30 a.m.
Location: Luther Memorial Chapel  

UW-Platteville – Rev. Thomas Reeder, Apostles Lutheran Church, Platteville, 6732 Highway 81, 53818; 608-348-9901, alc.platteville@gmail.com, www.alcplatteville.wordpress.com

UW-Stevens Point – Rev. Andrew Weden, Peace Lutheran Campus Center, 1517 Maria Dr., 54481; 715-345-6510, Andy.Weden@uwsp.edu. Get updates at Facebook.com/PeaceLutheranCampusCenter.

UW-Whitewater – Rev. David Emmrich, Living Savior Lutheran, Fort Atkinson, 1661 Janesville Ave., 53538; 920-563-8050, davidemmrich@hotmail.com, www.livingsavior.org.

August 29 – Tax Workshop for Rostered Church Workers

Tax Workshop for Rostered Church Workers
Tuesday, August 29 – NEW DATE
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, including the housing allowance and self-employment taxes.

Registration for this event will be limited to 75 people. Priority will be given to first year rostered teachers and pastors.

Schedule

5:00 p.m.                   Dinner
5:30 – 6:45 p.m.        Tax Workshop presented by Jason Rose
6:45 – 7:30 p.m.        Questions

Registration

First year rostered teachers/spouses and pastors/spouses– FREE

All Others – $10 per attendee

November 3-5 – State Youth Gathering

Wisconsin State Youth Gathering
November 3-5, 2017

Kalahari Resort and Convention Center
Wisconsin Dells

Everyone needs a hero. And yet, the older we get the more we realize that heroes aren’t supernatural. The best hero stories are those of ordinary people doing extra-ordinary things. Scripture is filled with accounts like these. David, Esther, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. These accounts aren’t random. They aren’t disconnected. They are part of a single narrative in which every hero points beyond itself to one who is greater, one who is better, one who is true. “HERO” will lead participants on an action filled journey that reveals the greatest, better, truest hero of all- Jesus. Jesus, our hero who comes to save.

Theme Verse:  Hebrew 1:1-4

Who:  High school age youth

Registration:  $90 per person (youth and adult)

Registration Deadline:  Monday, October 16, 2017

Hotel:
Friday Night – $139
Saturday Night – $149

To make your room reservation, contact the Kalahari Resort at 877-253-5466. Ask for a room(s) in the State Youth Gathering room block. Reservations must be made by Wednesday, October 4, 2017.

Meals are not included in the registration. Groups are responsible for all meals.

Highlights

  • Speakers from the NYG
  • Candlelight worship at Trinity Lutheran Church, WI Dells on Saturday evening
  • Two-hour lock-in at the Kalahari waterpark on Saturday evening
  • Sunday morning mass event

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breakout Sessions

Individual Registration Form

Map – Worship Service – Trinity Lutheran Church, Wisconsin Dells

Map – Kalahari Resort

Food Ideas

Things leaders need to know

Pre-Event Bible Study

Post-Event Bible Study 1

Post-Event Bible Study 2

Post-Event Bible Study 3

Questions? Contact Robin Mueller or Chris Cody