Doors Open MKE: Points of WELS Interest

The WELS Historical Institute is a Doors Open Milwaukee Site. The Salem Landmark Museum will be open to the public September 23-24, 2017 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church at 804 W. Vliet Street has the same weekend hours and will feature a 10 am worship service on Sunday.

Koiné Album Release Event

Koiné is releasing their 8th studio album, Cross Heart Rose Sky Ring, on September 30 at 5:00 pm at the Waukesha County Expo Center. The event is free and no tickets are necessary; doors open at 4:00 pm.

Reformation Festival Service

A WELS Reformation 500 Festival Service will be held at the Miller High Life Theatre on Sunday, November 5 at 3:30 pm. Visit the Facebook page:

At Peace? Women's Retreat

Peace in Loves Park, Illinois, will be hosting a women's retreat on Saturday, October 7th, with the theme "The Morning Star."  Please find details and registration at

VOLUNTEER: This Fall/Winter With Builders For Christ

Builders For Christ has several short-term opportunities to serve coming up this fall and winter (some even in warmer places than Wisconsin!). Visit to find out more.

Footsteps Of Faith: Women’s Retreat, October 14

This event is designed to renew and strengthen a woman’s faith as she continues walking every day, following in the footsteps of Christ. Retreat details and registration can be found at the website:

Samaritan Partners Speaker

On September 26, Samaritan Partners (a WELS caregiver support group) will welcome Chaplain Phil Merten, from Wisconsin Lutheran Institutional Ministries, as a guest speaker whose topic will be “Boundaries”. It is being held at St John's Wauwatosa from 6:30-8PM and you can RSVP to Carol 414-543-7532 or