Church is a Reconciling in Christ (RIC) congregation welcoming persons of all gender identities; and a dedicated peace site.
Church is located at the corner of Juneau and Edison in downtown
Milwaukee, but we exist at the intersection
where the love
of God and the life of the city meet. Since our founding in 1967,
our mission is to discover the presence of God in the urban landscape-loving,
healing, inspiring and transforming its people and places. We are
part of the Lutheran tradition, seeking God through both faith and
intellect, and relying on God’s gracious acceptance of our
humanity. Village Church encourages an atmosphere of honest spiritual
asking questions is as important as finding answers.
we identify with the needs and concerns of the city, Village Church
members come from across the metropolitan
area. We join efforts
with other churches and organizations who are committed to embodying
God’s love throughout the downtown neighborhood. In worship
and other gatherings, the Village Church community is open and welcoming.
We strive to break down barriers that separate class, gender and
lifestyle. We serve our neighborhood through programs such as the
Interchange Pantry and a Christmas Eve Dinner open
to the community. Those who have experienced Village Church community
say it is like
was not a one-time event; it continues all around us. At Village
Church, we celebrate God’s gift of
creativity in our arts emphasis. Liturgies are often original expressions
and are enriched
by drama, poetry, visual arts and a variety of musical styles and
guest soloists. Village Church Arts offers an ongoing series of performances
and programs, including Gallery Night. In addition, Windfall
Theatre calls Village Church home. Through the arts, we engage in dialogue
about the essential human condition. We listen to the artist grapple
with questions of ultimate meaning. We catch a glimpse of the infinite
imagination of God.