St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
of Kenosha, WI
Partners and Friends of St John's
Braun's Karate and Martial Arts
St. John's Lutheran Church is a member of the Greater Milwaukee Synod (GMS), a geographic grouping of congregations, extending from Sheboygan down to the Illinois border and from Lake Michigan to the western edge of Waukesha County. The GMS one of 65 synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). This synod is made up of 131 congregations and 91,000 baptized members in southeastern Wisconsin led by Bishop Jeff Barrow and a 17-member synod council.
Greater Milwaukee Synod and the ELCA
St. John's is a partner with the Shalom Center of Kenosha, a private, non-profit, social service organization providing a safe and supportive environment to those less fortunate in the Kenosha community. Their mission is to collaboratively serve our community by providing emergency food, shelter, housing and support in ways that meet immediate needs and respect human dignity.
BKMA is a martial arts club located at St. John's, teaching peace and discipline through the martial arts since 1996. Students learn a wide range of styles, including karate, aikido, feeding crane, escrima, and more.
The ELCA Urban Outreach Center (UOC) is a spiritually based center for families and individuals around Kenosha's urban neighborhoods. The mission of the ELCA Urban Outreach Center is to share God's love by addressing the needs of children, youth and adults through programs and services that encourage them to become self-sufficient, caring and participating members of the community. In existence since February of 1997, UOC is an outreach of eight ELCA Lutheran congregations and is endorsed by the Greater Milwaukee Synod. Many other churches in Kenosha County also support the Center.
St. John's is an official meeting place for Al-Anon, a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems. Meetings are Thursdays at 6:30
ELCA Urban Outreach Center
The local chapter of the Fifth District of the Sons of Norway meet at St. John's Lutheran Church on the first Monday of each month at 6:30pm.