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Lutheran Social Services of
Wisconsin and Upper Michigan


Church Relations

Partners in Ministry

We are blessed by the support we receive from more than 800 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) congregations throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. Many congregations work with us to change lives by “adopting” a program or service, conducting service projects to support a specific program, hosting Shared Ministry events, providing financial support, referring individuals to our services, and keeping our organization in their prayers.

Resources for our church partners


Our monthly e-mail newsletter for church pastors and congregational leaders, Changing Lives Together, provides news, information and resources to our church partners.  To join the distribution list, fill out the form below.

Video library

Church partners are welcome to use our videos to help inform congregation members and others about our work and how support from our partners change lives.

LSS Sunday

LSS Sunday is a day for your congregation to celebrate how your ministry of support for LSS has changed lives in the community. It's held the first Sunday in March, but your church can host LSS Sunday on any Sunday you select. Pastors receive LSS Sunday resources including: videos, sermon helps, prayer resources, bulletin inserts and hymn suggestions. Register for LSS Sunday now.

More information about ELCA

To learn more about ELCA, please use the following links:


We're Available to You and Your Congregation

When you need a speaker or facilitator, we'll be happy to help! The leaders pictured below are available to preach, facilitate adult forums and present on the work of LSS. To schedule, please contact them directly. In addition, program staff throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan are available to provide temple talks, adult forums and program-specific presentations. For more information, contact Jim Holmberg.

James Holmberg, LSS Director of Church Relations

Cindy Halverson, LSS Foundation President

Hector Colon, LSS President & CEO

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