February 15-16 – Higher Things, Trinity, Sheboygan

February 15-16, 2020

“The Beautiful Life”

Trinity Lutheran Church
824 Wisconsin Ave.
Sheboygan, WI

God’s love gives every human life worth and purpose. His work of creating, knitting together in mother’s womb, proclaims all human beings special. His labor of redeeming, becoming incarnate as an embryo and incapacitated by crucifixion, proves all human beings precious. His activity of calling, making temples from sinful bodies, pronounces all human beings priceless.

His grace – not anyone’s age, appearance, or ability – provides sanctity and significance. We may receive every neighbor, even the least of these, as gifts and privileges. We get to declare it with courage and demonstrate it with compassion. Life issues like surprise pregnancy or terminal diagnosis mean much more than political controversies or personal choices. The Gospel of Jesus Christ brings joy and hope, comfort and healing right where the world pressures to use death as a solution. Join us in Sheboygan for the annual Higher Things retreat with Pastor Michael Salemink from Lutherans For Life. We’ll explore speaking His truth, showing His love, and sharing His life in a better way than abortion and embryo experiments!

Picture the sanctuary filled with teenagers, eager for the organ to begin the opening lines of the liturgy or their favorite hymns, listening intently as they learn how their Lutheran faith applies to their lives and relationships, and laughing as they horse around playing games and getting to know other youth from the area. That’s a glimpse of what will happen at this Higher Things Youth Retreat!

Cost:  $50 per person

Contact:  Rev. John Berg
920-458-8246

or Tana McKenna
Higher Things Retreat Coordinator
retreats@higherthings.org or (888) 482-6630

Register via online registration here.

Click here to download the Registration and Information Packet

February 8 – Adventures with Dr. Jean

An Early Childhood Conference  –  “I Am A Child Of God”

February 8, 2020
7:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Elm Grove Lutheran Church
945 Terrace Dr.
Elm Grove

Presenter:  Dr. Jean Feldman

Topics for the Day

  • I Am A Child Of God
  • Transition, Tips and Tricks
  • I Like You There’s No Doubt About It

Registration

$50 per person – Early Bird Registration through January 15

$65 per person – January 16-February 1

ONLINE REGISTRATION

FLYER

March 28, 2020 – Bible Bowl, Bowler, WI

The 2020 Bible Bowl Competition to be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Bowler, Saturday, March 28, 2020.

WHY DO IT?  It is one great way for youth to study the Word of God on their own and in groups.

BIBLE BOWL:  Competition of teams (3 or 4 players) in verbal quiz format. Also an individual, written competition.

TOPIC:    “Judges”   (The English Standard Version will be used.)

WHO:    7th through 12th graders from churches throughout North and South Wisconsin Districts.

Form teams in your church – no limit of (4) person teams per church; limit of three (3) person teams per church.

Group Event Information     ♦    Group Event Registration     ♦    2020 Rules

Questions?

 Rev. Mark R. Palmer

St. Paul Lutheran Church

PO Box 577

Bonduel, WI 54107

 Phone:  715 758 8559 or 715 853 5225

Email:  m.palmer@stpaulbonduel.com

Winter Conference

Winter Conference Update

It has been decided to retool and re-purpose the previously named Passionate Believers Conference; as such it will not be held in 2020. Please watch for future information on this to-be-named, next generation conference slated for winter of 2021.

We appreciate your understanding and look forward to supporting lay leadership and the ministry they carry out by providing meaningful conference content, presentations, and discussion opportunities.

March 28 – CLECT, District Office

CLECT – Certificate of Lutheran Early Childhood Teaching

September 21, 2019
and
March 28, 2020

9 AM – 4 PM

South Wisconsin District
8100 W. Capitol Dr.
Milwaukee, WI  53222

WHO
Early childhood educators (infant to grade 3) serving in LCMS early childhood centers or schools that are looking to learn more about LCMS beliefs and how to incorporate them into the classroom.

COST
$100 per participant
Includes lunch and the book “Right from the Start: A Parent’s Guide to the Young Child’s Faith Development” by Shirley Morgenthaler.

QUESTIONS
Contact Chris Cody, cody@swd.lcms.org, 414-464-8102

ONLINE REGISTRATION
Register by 9/6/19