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Meet the editorial staff: Snowden Sims

Ever ask yourself, “Who are these people who write for Forward in Christ?”

This month, Forward in Christ welcomes Snowden (Gene) Sims to the staff as the newest editorialist. Sims is excited to share his unique perspective with Forward in Christ's readers. "I'm honored to have the opportunity to share some of my thoughts with a larger audience."

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MLC mid-year graduates

Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn., held its mid-year graduation on Dec. 19, 2019. Three students graduated with their bachelor of science degree, and nine...

WELS news briefs: February 2020

World Missions missionspromotions@wels.net; 414-256-3237 The Russian Lutheran Church celebrated 25 years of God’s blessings on Nov. 3, 2019. Members gathered together in Akademgorodok for a...

Proposed changes to improve retirement benefits

The WELS Retirement Strategy Committee, a special committee appointed by the Synodical Council several years ago, has announced proposed changes to the WELS retirement program....

Easter outreach program available

Victorious! It’s a message that the world needs to hear today. “Many people in our country feel defeated by life. Many are being defeated by...

Stories of Christian love

This month’s “This is WELS” features photos from congregations about how their members show Christian love. Here are a few stories behind the photos: St....

Members support Vietnam outreach

In 2018, God's grace opened the door to an unprecedented mission opportunity for our synod. The communist Vietnamese government invited WELS to build a theological...

District news

AZ-CA Gloria Dei, Belmont, Calif.,

Arizona-California

Arizona-California

Gloria Dei, Belmont, Calif., reports that it completed a “refresh” of its sanctuary in November 2019.

Great Plains Lutheran High School

Dakota-Montana

Dakota-Montana

Student volunteers from Great Plains Lutheran High School, Watertown, S.D., held a Christmas party for its New Friends group in the school gymnasium on Dec. 15, 2019. This gathering welcomed friends from the special needs community in Watertown and surrounding areas. The party included fellowship activities such as karaoke (pictured) as well as opportunities to share the gospel.

Photo of church in Minnesota  St. John, St. Clair, Minn.,

Minnesota

Minnesota

St. John, St. Clair, Minn., celebrated its 150th anniversary on Nov. 3, 2019.

Hope, Houston, Texas

South Central

South Central

The core group of WELS’ newest home mission congregation, Hope, Houston, Texas, has been meeting for Bible studies in a community room/co-working space that a local realty office lets them use for free. Andrew Nemmers (pictured teaching the children) was assigned to serve as the home missionary at Hope upon his graduation from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., in May 2019.

St. John’s on the Hillside in Milwaukee, Wis.,

Southeastern Wisconsin

Southeastern Wisconsin

St. John's on the Hillside, Milwaukee, Wis., (pictured) celebrated its 171st anniversary on Dec. 5, 2019.

St. Matthew, Port Washington, Wis., celebrated its 40th anniversary on Nov. 3, 2019.

On Nov. 10, 2019, Beautiful Savior, Fort Wayne, Ind., celebrated its 50th anniversary.

News video

More about the Easter outreach program titled E20
E20 is an effort to reach more than a million souls with the gospel prior to and on Easter.

Download this video and other E20 resources at welscongregationalservices.net.

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