29th Annual SWO Convention

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Trinity Lutheran Church
140 N. 7th Avenue
West Bend, Wisconsin 53095


Verses: 1 Peter 4:8

Above all, love each other deeply, because
love covers a multitude of sins...

Registration opens at 7:45 a.m.
Opening Worship begins at 8:30 a.m.

St. OlafRegister today for this exciting day as we prepare in worship...elect delegates to the 2017 Triennial Convention... elect new personnel for our SWO board...meet new people...participate in workshops and meet our new Bishop, Paul Erickson. Other people you'll be hearing from are:

Speaker: Kathleen Christenson Fisher, a 20 year veteran of helping women and families in need in the Greater Milwaukee area and the United States. Most recently, as the Executive Director of Family Promise, Kathleen has developed a creative housing program that addresses homelessness in Washington County. Under her leadership, Family Promise won the West Bend Area Chamber of Community Agency of the Year Award and West Bend Community Founter's Service Award in 2014. Kathleen recently joined the Family Promise National Staff as a trainer. Her role assists new affiliates to open their doors in various states across the country.

Churchwide Representative: Sandra Lee Grier, who comes to us from Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Sandra will bring us information from our Churchwide organization plus she will do an afternoon workshop entitled "Hospitality - more than warm and friendly." Hospitality is more than being warm and friendly to others. It is a transforming way of life that opens our hears not only to see christ in others, but also to move us to make room, make ready and be available to those in need.

Churchwide Triennial Promoter: Diane Spicer comes to us from Port St. Lucie, Florida. Diane is a retired nurse who enjoys sewing, cooking, gardening and music. She even plays the piano "for her own entertainment." She will bring us the latest information about the 2017 Triennial Gathering and answer any questions you might have.

Pastor Viviane Thomas-Breitfeld & Gayle Cameron will present a timely workshop on Anti-Racism.

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