Learn about local WELS news and events!


19th Annual Jim Gaugert Sr. Memorial Golf Outing
Support Lighthouse Youth Center at the 19th Annual Jim Gaugert Sr. Memorial Golf Outing on Monday, July 31! To learn more or register, please visit https://lyc.ejoinme.org/golf2023. Questions? Contact Alissa at alissa.dubiak@lighthouseyouthcenter.com or 262-408-7551.


Miriam’s Walk for Life
You're invited to Miriam’s Walk for Life to honor Miriam Kremer and to benefit WELS Lutherans for Life. This event is designed to honor Miriam Kremer, a friend of the organization, who sadly passed away after a lengthy bout with leukemia. Miriam's Walk will take place on July 15th, 8 a.m.- 11 a.m., at Kettle Moraine Lutheran School. The event features themed laps around the high school track, carnival-like events, and musical groups. Participants are encouraged to do peer-to-peer fundraising to support the pregnancy medical clinic. Find all the details and register at www.alife2.com/miriams-walk. For questions call 414-727-8176 or email dianet@ALife2.com.


Awake and Alive Young Adult Event
Young adults from across the Midwest are invited for an evening of Christian encouragement with special guest Hannah Schermerhorn, author of the new book "A Single Life to Live".  Hannah will unpack some of the wisdom God has given her on her journey through singleness as she shares some of the encouragement from the book: "Stop waiting for your life to begin and thrive where God has you today." The event takes place Sunday, June 11 at  6:30 pm at The Bridge MKE - 3203 S 76th St, Milwaukee, WI 53219. Seating is limited. REGISTER FOR FREE TODAY.


Luther Prep Summer Camps

Luther Prep is excited to offer a variety of day camps & overnight camps for various sports AND, for the third year in a row, Phoenix Adventure Camp! Go to https://www.lps.wels.net/apps/pages/summer_camps for all the details & registration info!


Wisconsin Lutheran College
Youth Camps - Wisconsin Lutheran College is offering basketball, volleyball, and soccer camps this summer. Learn more at wlcsports.com/camps. The college will also host the WELS Summer Band Camp in July. Visit welsbandcamp.com for details.



WELS Historical Institute

History of Grace Lutheran Church Milwaukee WI 175th Anniversary of the Congregation

Date: Sunday, June 11, 2023, 2:00 p.m.

Venue: Attend in person or watch live - https://vimeo.com/event/3182263

Location: Grace Lutheran Church 1209 N Broadway, Milwaukee, WI

Presenter: Pastor James Huebner

Description: This presentation will look at the history of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Milwaukee, WI. Founded in 1849, Grace holds an important place in our synod’s history. Johannes Muelhaeuser, served as pastor at Grace, was the instigator for the initial organizational meeting of the Wisconsin Synod on Dec 8, 1849, at Grace’s rented facility, was elected as president, and was chosen to write the constitution which was approved at the May 1850 meeting at Salem, Milwaukee. Over the course of its 174-year history, the congregation and pastors of Grace have played a significant role in spreading the message of Christ and his salvation both in Milwaukee and in the Wisconsin Synod. Join us to explore the rich history of Grace Lutheran Church in Milwaukee!


West Granville Cemetery Tour

Date:  Saturday, June 17, 2023, 9:30 a.m.
Location:  West Granville Cemetery 6814 N. 107th Street, Milwaukee, WI

Presenter:  James Moeller
Description: The annual West Granville Cemetery Tour will take place on Saturday, June 17, 2023, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Please meet at the main cemetery entrance at 6815 N. 107th Street which is one block south of the intersection of 107th Street and Fond du Lac Avenue. Parking is available across the street at the historic Salem Landmark Church.


WELS & ELS Singles Ministry

Fire in the Shire
Come to this small-town Renaissance Fair on Saturday, June 3, in Alma, WI! Please meet at the Castlerock Museum (402 S 2nd St, Alma, WI) by 10:30 AM (be warned, there is a parade at 10). We will meet and then split up as there are numerous things to see and do. Please RSVP for the event and/or carpooling to Rachel at rmoldstad@gmail.com. For a complete list of events/shows, visit https://www.explorealma.com/events/fire-in-the-shire

Appleton Beer Factory
Save the date and come out to the Appleton Beer Company for Food & Drinks & mingle with other singles on June 16, 6:00 pm-10:00 pm. More information will be posted when it gets closer.
WELS/ELS Singles Retreat

Join us November 10-12, 2023 at Camp Philip. Registration is open at the early bird $140. Early bird registration will continue through August 1. Regular registration will be $150. All registration will close on October 1. More details to come.

More details and register at https://wels-els-singles.com/2023-retreat/