Join thousands of others taking action against human trafficking in Miwaukee by attending Collide: Freedom and Art, an art auction and show taking place on May 4, 2013, from 5pm-11pm at the Hudson Business Lounge in the Third Ward, Milwaukee.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Exploit No More is working with churches like Elmbrook Church and Waukesha City Church to help sex trafficking victims.
Carroll University students, staff and faculty are swinging for 27 hours straight on the campus’ main lawn to raise funds for victims of sex trafficking. The Swinging for Change event continues until noon Friday. In the above video, Chealse Stokes, a Carroll University senior, shares why they are spending the time raising funds. Exploit No More is a coalition of Milwaukee area churches, including Waukesha City Church and Elmbrook Church, that are assisting sex trafficking victims. "It helps them spiritually, emotionally, psychologically getting through that," Stokes said. More from Carroll University: The 27-hour duration represents the estimated 27 million people enslaved in the world today. Funds raised will be donated to Exploit No More…
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Concert will be held at Elmbrook Church.
Friday, December 28, 2012
Slain Wauwatosa police officer had tremendous impact on the community as a youth group leader and as an up-and-coming law enforcement member.
Jennifer Sebena had a major impact on the lives of high school students at Elmbrook Church. She reached out to them, mentored them through ins-and-outs of high school and comforted them during tough times, like the deaths of classmates. But as the students are mourning the loss of a young woman who they would normally turn to, they are leaning on each other instead. “She always would be able to help us with anything that we had,” said Kristen Overstreet, 18, a senior at Arrowhead High School. “She could relate to anything that we said, which was really, really helpful. We knew that she is not just making it up or isn’t going judge us because she has been through a lot of it.” Sebena, 30, was shot and killed early Christmas Eve while on …
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Members of the Westboro Baptist Church gathered at Elmbrook Church Sunday morning to decry pastors' 'failure' to prevent homosexual marriage among other things, as part of their Wisconsin tour this week.
About a half-dozen members of the Westboro Baptist Church hopped out of a minivan around 9 a.m. Sunday at Brookfield's Elmbrook Church, sporting picket signs to promote their anti-gay, anti-"mega church" message and express their fear for Wisconsin's direction. WBC, a Kansas-based group known for picketing military funerals, has a history of protesting so-called "mega churches," Westboro church member Margie Phelps said Sunday. She disdained counter-protesters for their failure to "obey" God. "We're here to tell these false prophets that (they've) taught people to sin," Phelps said, referring to pastors of churches like Elmbrook, which are "doomed" for allowing "fag marriage." Another WBC member, Rebekah Phelps-Davis, said Elmbrook's …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Westboro Baptist Church, the controversial group that pickets military funerals with anti-gay messages, plans to picket several area churches.
With members Westboro Baptist Church, an anti-gay group, planning to picket Elmbrook Church Sunday, leaders at Elmbrook are asking the congregation “to avoid any engagement with the protesters as it is just the response they want in order to draw attention to their message.” Pastors and church staff are declining to comment about the planned demonstration by the group, which is known for carrying signs such as “Thank God for dead soldiers” at military funerals across the country. “We do not expect this to disrupt our worship experience, and anticipate an impactful weekend of God's grace and peace alive and visible at Elmbrook Church,” states the church’s Facebook page. Comments on the page from the congregation members showed support for …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Westboro Baptist Church, a group that protests military funerals, will be in Wisconsin this weekend at area churches in metro Milwaukee.
An anti-gay church that has a reputation for picketing funerals of military members who were killed in action is coming to southeastern Wisconsin and plans to protest at area churches. Westboro Baptist Church in 2011 pledged to increase its protests after it was determined they could picket military funerals under the First Amendment. The group pickets military funerals with anti-gay messages as it believes that military deaths are God's punishment for homosexuality in the United States. The Westboro Baptist Church’s website states it will be at the mega-church from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Elmbrook Church services on Sundays are 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. "WBC will picket the dog-kennel masquerading as a church known as Elmbrook …
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Steps of Grace Ballet School performs choreographed Bible story.
Elmbrook Church put on a performance of David’s Heartbeat this weekend. The ballet performance featured dancers from the Steps of Grace Ballet School at Elmbrook Church. The ballet was directed by Alyce Roeder and the instructor was Heather Keckeisen.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Volunteers listen and help connect people with the sources they need.
A congregation member, who also owned the building at 129 W. Broadway, approached Elmbrook Church Pastor Mike Murphy about what he would do with the space if he had it. That was March 2007. Fast forward four years and James Place is a vibrant community organization that continues to serve members of the community. Obviously, Murphy gave the church member an answer. According to James Place Director, Karen Cumblad, Murphy said that he didn’t know, but that he would take it. From there it became a community resource and outreach for those living in downtown Waukesha. It was named James Place for two reasons; one being that two sisters with the last name of James had owned it in the early 1900s and another being for the Book of James. When …
Monday, May 2, 2011
Chaplain Robin Knoll spent time early on reaching out to and gaining the trust of the officers.
Robin Knoll is the chaplain at the Waukesha Police Department, but the men and women who interact with him consider him as much more. They consider him one of them. Sgt. Kevin Rice likened Knoll’s relationship with the department during an April 23 interview as a reporter “embedded” with an Army troop overseas – going through the same motions and seeing the same tragedies. “It is kind of like Robin is living and breathing and responding to the same calls we are responding to,” Rice said. Knoll started working with the department in the fall of 2007 after making the connection through Elmbrook Church, which was the home church of the previous chaplain. Knoll, who has both a pastoral and industrial background, interviewed with then-Chief Les…