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Heavenly Connections 2019 - Mt. Calvary, Waukesha, Wis., Vacation Bible School

As part of their annual Vacation Bible School, Mount Calvary Lutheran in Waukesha, Wis., wanted to make real connections with kids in the India Children's Homes and Schools, Sunday schools students from Russia, and students from St. John's Lutheran School in Antigua. To do so, the 140 VBS kids learned "Jesus Loves Me" and sang it on the final day of VBS while the children from the three different countries joined in on the screens behind them.

Posted by WELS Missions on Thursday, September 12, 2019
O What a Glorious Night

Another 360° video from last night's concert at California Lutheran High School. A blessed Christmas to all!

Posted by California Lutheran High School on Monday, December 16, 2019
Prayer break

Take 30 seconds to meditate on God's word and pray for wisdom. #prayerispowerful

Posted by Victory of the Lamb on Wednesday, January 8, 2020
City by God

Do you like cities? The world is full of interesting places full of people. By grace God is the architect & builder of a city you could never imagine. By faith His city becomes your home.

Posted by TELL. Real gospel training. on Wednesday, January 22, 2020

5th & 6th grade wrote some great poems! Here is one by Christian & Gavin. Recognize this tune?? 🤠🎶

Posted by Abiding Word Lutheran School on Monday, November 4, 2019

National Anthem sung by members of the MLS concert choir.

Posted by Michigan Lutheran Seminary on Friday, October 4, 2019

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Hear what our readers have to say! Note: Writers’ views are not necessarily those of WELS or Forward in Christ.

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FIC 2020 January cover with baby

My husband recently returned home from a year-long deployment and our little family (us and our two little girls) spent a week at an Amish farm in Lancaster County, Penn. 

While we were there, we had the opportunity to read through several Amish and Mennonite magazines. I was so encouraged by the advice and topics discussed for the stay-at-home mother, a topic rarely discussed in my years of reading Forward in Christ. 

I am writing this letter because I would like to see a Christian home series of articles within your publication. This would not only benefit fellow homemakers within the synod but also encourage a new generation of fathers as spiritual leaders.

Meredith Moseley
Thanks for your suggestion!—ed.

NEW FORMAT OF FIC Your opinion - text

FIC 2020 January cover with baby

I like the format of the new style of FIC, but I have one concern.  I do not feel that the print is dark enough.  It’s almost as if the print meshes with the whiteness of the page.  I find that, to me, it is harder to concentrate as I read.  My eyes do not adjust well to it.  Other than that, I have no concerns. 

Dave Dahlke

Thanks for your comment. The redesign included a change in paper and in fonts. We are exploring how these elements are interacting with each other so that we can make sure the magazine is legible for all our readers. This is a work in progress and can take some timeThanks for your patience and your continued interest in Forward in Christ.—ed.

We love to hear from our readers!

When you share your thoughts about the magazine, we have the opportunity to broaden our perspective and learn how we can improve our service to you. Please note that letters may be edited for clarity, conciseness, and relevance.


Departing this earthly life December 2019 through January 2020,  to serve our Heavenly Father.

Call Report

The call reports detail when pastors, teachers, and staff ministers change positions within WELS.

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