Several Action Items and one motion brought to the floor were presented to Annual Conference during Saturday’s Plenary. Click here for more information about the action items.

Action Items 8, 9 and 10 were presented to the Annual Conference by the Joint Board of Pensions, Insurance & Equitable Compensation. The three Action Items regarding Past Service Annuity, Minimum Conversation, and Comprehensive Benefit Funding Plan were all approved by the Conference. Click here for more information about the Action Items.

Additionally, a Motion 1011 for Ministry Celebration Sunday was presented by Rev. Kevin Dembinski of Marinette First, Pershtigo, Harmony and approved. Here it is in entirety:

  • Whereas October is designated as Pastor/Clergy Appreciation month and;
  • Whereas without doubt the UMC, particularly in Wisconsin is encountering a shortage of candidates entering Ordained/Licensed ministry and;
  • Whereas many congregations do not know their pastor’s or clergy leadership call story, and might find this opportunity of sharing as inspiration.
  • Whereas we are living in times of being encouraged to dream dreams of new ministry possibilities and opportunities,
  • Therefore, be it resolved that all Wisconsin United Methodist Churches be highly encouraged to hold a ministry celebration Sunday in October as a way to invite, recruit, and empower their church members and community to consider ministry in The United Methodist Church.  Resources will be provided from The Wisconsin Board of Ordained Ministry.