January 2021
 “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you
as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."
- John 14:27 
Photo by @megdog_schmitz
This beautiful image of the shores of Lake Michigan was posted on social media by one of our followers. It is featured in a list of top photos taken by our Concordians in 2020. To see the rest of the photos, click here. 
Shalom! Peace be with you.
Recall and rely on Christ’s promises for peace and hope as we begin this new year. No matter what 2021 brings, we put our trust in the Prince of Peace.
You are invited to join us for two virtual events this month. This Monday at 4:30 pm CST, our panel of experts will present information on how to leave a legacy of faith for your loved ones and ministries through estate planning. We are also excited to have President Ferry host our Alumni Town Hall on Tuesday, January 19 at 7:00 pm CST. It’s hard to believe this is his last semester before he retires. Keep scrolling for details and registration. Please take advantage of these events we have planned for you!
May you and your family enjoy a healthy and blessed new year!
Thank you for your support during a challenging year
Although 2020 was a challenging year for all of us, Concordia has been blessed by benefactors who continued to give. We are grateful for your support and prayers that never ceased during the last year. It is because of you and your belief in the mission of Concordia that we were able to maintain student enrollment during a time when most universities lost students. God has watched over us throughout this challenging time and allowed us to continue delivering classes in person as well as through virtual means. Thank you for playing a part in Concordia's story.
Share feedback and questions directly with President Ferry
January 19
You don't want to miss our first-ever virtual alumni town hall with the president. Join Rev. Dr. Patrick Ferry as he shares how the academic year is going at its midpoint and as he looks ahead to his final semester as president of Concordia University for the last 23 years. How can alumni help prepare the way for the future? Bring your questions and be ready for an engaging hour with the president. Click here to read more and register. 
Leaving a Legacy of Faith
January 11
During this virtual event, a team of experts will help you prepare for important stewardship decisions that provide for loved ones and ministries to which you are faithful. You will be introduced to how you can care for your family and the ministries that are important to you when the Lord calls you into His presence. This free session will equip you to take the next steps in leaving a legacy of faith. Click here for more information and to register. 
2020 highlights: photos, stories, social media posts
2020 wasn't all bad. We took a look back and compiled some of the highlights of 2020 -- top photos, social media posts, and stories. See how many you remember. Take a look here:
7 takeaways from Tim Tebow's commencement address
Tim Tebow, two-time national champion, first-round NFL draft pick, Heisman Trophy winner, New York Times Bestselling author, and college football analyst for ESPN, was our commencement speaker in December. He also proudly identifies as a believer, and that fact shone through in his address to Concordians. Click here to read more about this inspirational keynote address. 
Mark your calendars
for March Matchness
March 1
Save the date for a university-wide day of giving, friendly competition, and various opportunities to DOUBLE your support with MATCHing gift challenges!
We need YOUR help to make this day of uncommon giving a HUGE success! Visit marchmatchness.cuw.edu to get contest updates and join in on the fun on 3.1.21 by donating a gift of any size. 
CUW alumna first black woman to be promoted to deputy chief in Milwaukee
Congratulations to 2019 alumna Sharon Purifoy, who was recently promoted to deputy chief with the Milwaukee Fire Department. Take a look at the story about this amazing woman here.
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