Week of Prayer (January 18-25, 2015)
Spend A Day Apart with Bishop Jung
Laity Convocation Feb. 13-14
2014 Conference Journal and Directory
Annual Church Charge Resources
Appointment History Database
Archives and History
Circuit Ministry 2.0
Conference Youth Events
Congregation as a Discipleship System
Imagine No Malaria
Imagining Wisconsin Anew
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Wisconsin United Methodist Foundation
|Capital-Coulee SPRC Training (Baraboo: Emanuel UMC) - Saturday, Jan 31, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM|
|Metro N & S UMW Day Apart - Saturday, Jan 31, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM|
|Chippewa-Heartland SPRC Training (Medford) - Saturday, Jan 31, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM|
|Pardeeville UMC Saturday Campfire - Saturday, Jan 31, 5:00 PM -|
On January 17 and 18 of this year, friends and family gathered in Nashville, Tennessee to remember Bishop Rueben P. Job, and give thanks for a great gift from God shared with the world through his life, leadership, and witness. Many people gathered to honor him and to support his family. And they also gathered to remember and celebrate a life that was a reflection of God’s love and grace, of faith and service.
For most of us United Methodists, he will be remembered as the author of that little brown book published by Abingdon Press, Three Simple Rules: A Wesleyan Way of Living.
- Do No Harm
- Do Good
- Stay in Love with God
Bishop Job wrote of these rules, “There are three simple rules that have the power to change the world.”
We claim that our mission in this world is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. And Bishop Job’s words, life, and witness offer us a recipe for transforming the world. It is really a very simple recipe with just a few ingredients: respect, resources, and reverence. Treat others with respect, share our resources with others, and reverence God with our lives. A simple recipe, but what a challenge to live out and practice fully and faithfully!
As 2015 unfolds in our lives and in the life of the Church, I pray that we will continue to follow the Rueben Job recipe and make all of our decisions based on the three simple rules. If we do, I believe God will use us in powerful ways to transform our lives, Wisconsin, and the world.
Grace and Peace,
Hee-Soo Jung, PhD
In June, the Annual Conference approved the creation of five districts and five district superintendents. Since that time, a task force named by me worked on a five district model, seeking input and feedback from a variety of people and leadership groups in the Conference. I am thankful for the work of the task force, and for all those who participated in the process.
This past week, the Cabinet and I, after prayer and discernment, completed the plan that I share with you today.
Starting in July of 2015, the five new districts will be named North West, North Central, North East, South West, and South East (See map in color and black/white). The five districts are divided along county lines, except in a few instances where charges/parishes cross county borders (See lists by district and church).
The five District Superintendents will be located in Eau Claire (North West), Wausau (North Central), Appleton (North East), Sun Prairie (South West), and Milwaukee (South East). For the first year, both the North West District and the North Central District offices will be located in current Eau Claire office space. Locations of all the district offices are under review by the Cabinet for possible relocation in 2015 or 2016.