WELS Together Newsletter:|
|» ||A joyful event in Puerto Rico|
In the fall of 2017, Hurricane Maria struck the Caribbean islands of Dominica and Puerto Rico with a vengeance. It is regarded as the worst natural disaster to affect the two islands. At its peak with maximum sustained winds at 175 mph, the hurricane caused catastrophic damage and numerous fatalities across the northeastern Caribbean. In Continued.
|» ||WELS members support Christmas outreach program|
Approximately 70 percent of WELS congregations participated in the synodwide Christmas outreach program known as C18. WELS Congregational Services created myriad materials for congregations to use to encourage members to reach out to the unchurched and to promote the theme “A Light in the darkness.” “When we began C18,” says Rev. Jon Hein, coordinator of Continued.
|» ||Fearlessly proclaim the gospel|
Students heard the voice of experience Jan. 16 at Martin Luther College’s (MLC) 14th annual Evangelism Day. Following the theme “Fearlessly Proclaim the Gospel,” 30 presenters shared their expertise and personal stories, encouraging students to communicate Christ in their personal lives and their public ministries. Students had positive reactions “I’ve never been more excited to Continued.
|» ||Conference of Presidents 2019 winter meeting|
The Conference of Presidents held its winter meeting last week. Topics for discussion and decisions made include: The COP will work with the Commission on Congregational Counseling to develop guidelines for congregations that are beginning the process of closing or merging. Guidelines will be made available upon request from the district president. The COP is Continued.
|» ||Your gifts, God’s blessings 2019|
“Your gifts, God’s blessings: An annual report to our members” is now available online. The 2019 report highlights the blessings that God has showered on WELS through the gifts of its members. Learn more about ten Martin Luther College students who volunteered with WELS Christian Aid and Relief to help with the cleanup and rebuilding Continued.