|Council of Bishops Spring Meeting - Sunday, May 3|
|Advanced Lay Servant Ministry: Polity & Mission - Wednesday, May 6, 6:30 PM -|
|Advanced Lay Servant Ministry: United Methodist Polity - Saturday, May 9, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM|
|Men Mentoring Other Men (Sturgeon Bay) - Saturday, May 9, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM|
|Pine Lake Camp VIM Trip (Westfield, WI) - Sunday, May 10|
|How to Reach New People Workshop - Friday, May 15, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
|Change the World Weekend - Saturday, May 16|
In 2015, Wisconsin United Methodists are Cultivating and Nurturing as we continue our theme of Live the Fruit of the Spirit. At Annual Conference this June 12-15, Bishop Han Ku Kim of the Dongbu Conference will preach during Opening Worship; Bishop Hee-Soo Jung will preach during the Memorial Worship; and Susan Henry-Crowe, General Secretary of the General Board of Church and Society, will preach during the Ordination Service. Dr. Elaine Heath, McCreless Associate Professor of Evangelism at Perkins School of Theology, will lead an inspiring Bible study. And, we will enjoy music from Mark Miller, Assistant Professor of Church Music at Drew Theological School, and his band throughout the weekend.
We Will Celebrate Imagine No Malaria
At last year’s Annual Conference, Bishop Jung challenged us to raise $1 million for Imagine No Malaria, an international United Methodist campaign. At this year’s Annual Conference, we will rejoice for the lives we have saved through our giving with a celebration during Plenary, and a live and silent auction to benefit INM on Saturday evening.
We Will Prepare for Redistricting and Conduct Business
In addition, we will prepare for our Conference to transition from eight districts to five with new district lines and Superintendents, adopt a budget, recognize and congratulate retirees, learn from music leader and speaker Mark Miller, and take home new ideas and strategies from Learning Day workshops.
We Will Imagine Wisconsin Anew
All of this is part of our focus to Imagine Wisconsin Anew with ongoing efforts to transform our congregations into vital centers of spiritual growth, sow the seeds of new faith communities, develop relationships with new and diverse people, and engage communities and people with life giving opportunities.