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Together: A bi-weekly and breaking e-newsletter from WELS

Together

In the summer of 2007, the Wisconsin Synod elected a new president.  Rev. Mark Schroeder made it one of his goals to better communicate with the people of the Synod in a timely fashion.  And so we are pleased to introduce to you "Together," a bi-weekly e-newsletter assembled by President Schroeder.  You can go here to find the full newsletter, subscribe to receive it in your email, or look at past issues.

Below is just a sampling of what you'll read about in the most recent edition
WELS Together Newsletter:
» Conference of Presidents spring 2018 meeting summary
At its recent meeting, the Conference of Presidents (COP) reviewed the pastoral vacancy situation. It was reported that there are 125 vacancies for pastorally trained positions, with 106 of those in parishes. The vacancy rate remains high, although it has not increased since last fall. The COP has received questions about whether the Scouting organizations Continued.
» Home Missions approves new mission starts
On April 13, the Board for Home Missions approved support for seven new mission congregations as well as support to enhance mission-minded ministry at seven other congregations. “Being a part of the process that determines which new starts and enhancements to support is challenging but rewarding,” says Rev. Wayne Uhlhorn, chairman of the Board for Continued.
» Cameroon mission update
Cameroon Missionary Jeff Heitsch and his wife, Stephanie, will be leaving Cameroon and be temporarily relocated to the United States due to internal political unrest in the country. They arrived in Cameroon in October 2017. Conflict between the English-speaking and French-speaking parts of Cameroon began to intensify about the time of the Heitsches’ arrival, and Continued.