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WELS Camps

January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2019

WELS Camps CALIFORNIA Tree of Life Lutheran Bible Camp - 2018 season registration will be opening soon!  Sierra foothills near Weimar California Tree of Life Lutheran Bible Camp serves youth entering grades 4-12 from congregations in Northern California and Nevada. Camp is held for one week - July 8-14, 2018. Registration Information For more information visit https://treeoflifebiblecamp.org/ or send an e-mail to webmaster@TreeOfLifeBibleCamp.org COLORADO Rocky Mountain Christian Camp - The 2017 season has passed and the 2018 season registration is not open yet. Printer Boy Group Continued.

Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary Commencement

May 24 - May 25

Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary Commencement Mequon, Wisconsin May 24-25, 2018 May 24 Call Day Service & Vicar Assignment*: 10 a.m. Commencement Concert: 7 p.m. *Note: new this year - both the Vicar and the Senior call day services will be during the same service, on the same day.  May 25 Graduation Service: 10 a.m. Watch the service View assignment list  

Michigan Lutheran Seminary Commencement

May 25 - May 26

Michigan Lutheran Seminary Commencement Saginaw, Michigan May 25-26, 2018 May 25 Commencement Concert: 7 p.m. May 26 Graduation Service: 10:30 a.m.

WELS 2018 District Conventions

June 4 - June 15

Each of the 12 districts holds a convention each biennium, generally in the even-numbered years. (The synod convention is held in the odd-numbered years.) Every pastor, professor, and male teacher of the district plus a lay delegate representing each congregation attends the convention as a voting delegate. Other members of the district ware welcome to attend as guests. District convention are held for the following purposes: To meet as a group to carry out the legislative responsibilities of the district. Continued.

WELS Historical Institute

June 9

WELS Historical Institute West Granville Cemetery Tour June 9, 2018 The sixth annual West Granville Cemetery tour will take place on Saturday, June 9, 2018, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Please meet at the main cemetery entrance at 6815 N. 107th Street. Parking is available across the street at the historic Salem Landmark Church. This year’s tour will focus on some of the very earliest families who settled in Granville Township and western Milwaukee/eastern Waukesha Counties. Tour participants will hear about Jane Continued.

55th Annual Convention of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society

June 21 - June 24

55th Annual Convention of the Lutheran Women's Missionary Society Green Bay, Wisconsin June 21-24, 2018  REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN The 55th Annual Lutheran Women's Missionary Society Convention will be held at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin, June 21-24, 2018. This year's convention theme is "Speak, O Lord from the Valley to the World". Early registration deadline is April 1, 2018. For more information visit lwms.org.

WELS International Youth Rally 2018

June 26 - June 29

2018 WELS International Youth Rally June 26-29, 2018 Bowling Green State University Bowling Green, Ohio Meet WELS teens from across the country and around the world. Listen to speakers with a biblical perspective on timely teen topics. Gather information on colleges, ministries, and service opportunities. Experience lifting your voices in worship with 2,000 people. The youth rally is targeted to youth who, as of the spring of 2018, are: confirmed and completing eighth grade graduating senior from high school anywhere Continued.

WELS Night at Miller Park 2018

August 3

WELS Night at Miller Park 2018 Brewers vs. Rockies Friday, August 3, 2018 Tickets are now on sale  for the fifth annual WELS Night at Miller Park. Organize your group and plan to join us for the Milwaukee Brewers’ game against the Colorado Rockies . Time: 7:10 p.m. Date: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018 Discounted Tickets: The Brewers are again offering WELS members up to 50 percent off the price of tickets. Seating will be along the third base line and in a Continued.

Annual Christian Educators for Special Education conference

August 7

CESE Summer Conference Aug. 7, 2018  The mission of CESE is to open the door to learning for every child, especially children with special academic needs. Therefore, CESE provides Christ-centered educational support to WELS teachers and parents in an effort to help meet these needs. Theme: DYSLEXIA/DYSGRAPHIA Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Location: Country Springs Conference Center, Waukesha, Wis. Conference information Contact: Peggy Uttech, uttechcesecon@gmail.com

Mysterious Marriage – Breckenridge, Colorado

October 5 - October 7

MYSTERIOUS MARRIAGE Breckenridge, Colorado October 5-7, 2018 Get away together . . . to unravel the mystery of marriage. Your marriage. Marriage is profound mystery. In Ephesians 5:32 Paul calls marriage literally, a "mega-mystery." The word mystery seems to imply it can't be solved, but here is an answer and it's entirely possible to know it. It's entirely possible for you to know, feel, and act on the secret to a great marriage. Registration deadline: August 28, 2018 (Registrations after Continued.

Organization of WELS Lutheran Seniors annual convention

October 10 - October 12

SAVE THE DATE Organization of WELS Lutheran Seniors convention Oct. 10-12, 2018 Osthoff Resort, Elkhart Lake, Wis. “Finish Your Race.” The Organization of WELS Seniors (OWLS) convention is open to all WELS / ELS members who are retired and / or over the age of 50. Registration opens spring 2018.

Lutheran Recovery Ministries’ 2018 Recovery Retreat

October 26 - October 28

Lutheran Recovery Ministries’ 2018 Recovery Retreat Across the country, substance abuse, pornography addiction and struggles with mental health issues are soaring. Many WELS churches are aware of the growing need to offer sound spiritual recovery resources for those who combat temptation and desire to remain in recovery. Currently, WELS churches lack sufficient programming and resources to address these needs with solidly Lutheran spiritual resources. Lutheran Recovery Ministries has responded with RESILIENT Recovery groups and now a recovery retreat for WELS members. The Continued.

WELS National Multi-Site conference

November 12 - November 14

WELS National Multi-Site conference Pewaukee, Wis. November 12-14, 2018 Location: Ingleside Hotel and Conference Center (currently it is called Country Springs, but will be changing names), Pewaukee, Wis. It’s only a couple miles from the WELS Center for Mission and Ministry. Activities: The conference will include nearly a dozen speakers from some of the most experienced WELS multi-site churches and pastors.  Their experience will be valuable for all participants – pastors, congregational leaders, and interested lay people – regardless of their Continued.

Simply Marriage-Oregon

November 16 - November 18

WELS Marriage Enrichment Weekend November 16-18, 2018 Hood River, Oregon Practice simple actions to build your marriage. 1. Overcome frustration Faith moves us from frustrated over God's ways to curious about God's ways. Become more curious and less frustrated with your spouse. 2. Appreciate incompatibility We are all incompatible because we’re fallen. But incompatibility is grounds for marriage. Learn to put your spouse and his/her happiness ahead of your own; as Jesus has done for you. 3. Break patterns that destroy oneness The Continued.

Simply Marriage-Tennessee

January 25, 2019 - January 27, 2019

WELS Marriage Enrichment Weekend January 25-27, 2019 Chattanooga, Tenneessee Practice simple actions to build your marriage. 1. Overcome frustration Faith moves us from frustrated over God's ways to curious about God's ways. Become more curious and less frustrated with your spouse. 2. Appreciate incompatibility We are all incompatible because we’re fallen. But incompatibility is grounds for marriage. Learn to put your spouse and his/her happiness ahead of your own; as Jesus has done for you. 3. Break patterns that destroy oneness The two Continued.

WELS Education, Technology and Leadership Summit

June 25, 2019 - June 27, 2019

SAVE THE DATE WELS Education, Technology and Leadership Summit June 25-27, 2019 Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells The conference is a blend of the School Leadership Conference and WELSTech Conference, offering something for everybody interested in exploring ministry tools, techniques and best practices in the areas of education, technology and leadership.

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