On March 21, the Wisconsin Chapter of The Niagara Foundation hosted a forum with Bishop Jung entitled Beyond the Walls and Divisions: Interfaith Dialogue Leading to New Possibilities. The Foundation strives to promote social cohesion by fostering civic conversations and sustained relationships between people of different cultures and faiths. Hilmi Okur from University of Chicago Divinity School also shared his expertise.

The 2018 Annual Conference, entitled “One With Each Other,” will take place Friday, June 15 – Monday, June 18 at the Madison Marriott West. Register here now! If you have any questions about registration, please contact the Conference Registrar Kristy Yang at 888-240-7328 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Here are the highlights and latest updates:

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  • Celebrate 50 Years Together at the Saturday Banquet Dinner: Join us as we mark “50 Years Together” at our Annual Conference banquet this year. The Commission on Archives and History will lead us as we take a look back at the 50th anniversary of the union of The Methodist Church and The Evangelical United Brethren Church to form the United Methodist Church at the historic Uniting Conference in Dallas, Texas in 1968. Celebrate our union, and hear from those present at the time, and at the Wisconsin Uniting Conference in 1969.

There's a lot going-on throughout the Conference, including the Clergy of Color Retreat, the Interfaith Luncheon at Cudahy UMC, the Church Hospitality Workshop, The Gift of the Stranger at Reedsburg UMC, Security and Emergency Preparedness Workshop, Wildfire! Youth Mission Event, Holy Land Pilgrimage Opportunity and the Boundaries Training in 2019.

Learn, experience, and engage issues affecting communities, near and far, and be equipped to live as empowered disciples of Christ who dream of and work for a better and more just world. The South East District Youth Council invites youth and young adults currently enrolled in high school or college to join an inspiring journey, Outside My Window, to New York City and Washington D.C. from Saturday, August 11 – Friday, August 17, 2018.

The Wisconsin Council of Churches is sponsoring the Washington Island Forum Reading the Verbs: Finding the Script in the Scripture from June 25 – 29, 2018. The Washington Island Forum is especially tailored to lay leaders and pastors who want to deepen their spirituality and connect with the message of the scriptures in a more profound way.

Where can United Methodists learn from some of the top children’s ministers, discipleship directors, youth leaders and other faith formation experts? The Iowa Conference of the United Methodist Church is hosting Curious.Church, a conference for ANYONE in a faith formation role who is curious enough to explore, imagine, and create ministries that make disciples and change the world.

The draft of the revised Social Principles was released Thursday after years of listening and writing sessions. Rev. Dan Dick, Assistant to Bishop Hee-Soo Jung, was part of the revision team with General Board of Church and Society. United Methodists are invited to weigh in on the content throughout the following months.

The School of Congregational Development is a premier event for United Methodist leaders for equipping conference leaders, clergy, and laity to lead vital, dynamic, life-changing congregations. Sponsored by Discipleship Ministries, Global Ministries, and Path 1, this year’s event is being hosted by the California-Pacific Conference. It will take place from August 15 – August 18 in San Diego, California.

Bishop’s Leadership Convocation with Laity was held on March 23 and 24 at Reedsburg UMC, with 85 people attending. The event began Friday evening with a banquet to celebrate Laity Leadership, followed by a panel discussion on the Hispanic Pentecost Emergence Initiative in Wisconsin.

Nominations for the following Annual Conference Awards are due April 15, 2018. Send your nominations to the appropriate person via email with nominee’s name, church, and things she/he has accomplished to be eligible for nomination. For all other inquiries, contact either This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Awards Coordinator or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Director of Communications.

The 2018 Annual Conference, entitled “One With Each Other,” will take place Friday, June 15 – Monday, June 18 at the Madison Marriott West. Register here now! If you have any questions about registration, please contact the Conference Registrar Kristy Yang at 888-240-7328 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Here are the highlights and latest updates:

  • 2018 Speakers
  • Celebrate 50 Years Together at the Saturday Banquet Dinner: Join us as we mark “50 Years Together” at our Annual Conference banquet this year. The Commission on Archives and History will lead us as we take a look back at the 50th anniversary of the union of The Methodist Church and The Evangelical United Brethren Church to form the United Methodist Church at the historic Uniting Conference in Dallas, Texas in 1968. Celebrate our union, and hear from those present at the time, and at the Wisconsin Uniting Conference in 1969.

Our Conference wants to hear the voices of youth and young adults at our Annual Conference in June. We have accepted 15 promising youth leaders as voting members of the Conference. We are still looking for young adults to share their voices with us.

Persons with an interest in the mission activities of the Wisconsin Annual Conference are invited to attend the Annual Mission Luncheon of Sunday, June 17 at noon at the Marriott Conference Center in Middleton, WI. The cost of the luncheon will be $16 for a salad buffet. Mary Balson, Chair of the Mission Motivation Committee, will be the hostess for this event.

The Wisconsin Conference is a co-sponsor for the 2018 Breaking Barriers HIV/AIDS Ministry Conference, scheduled for October 25-27 at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. The gathering, hosted by the United Methodist Global AIDS Committee, will bring together leaders in HIV/AIDS research, advocacy, and ministry to focus on saving lives, reducing stigma, and increasing awareness.

There's a lot going-on throughout the Conference, including the Boundaries training at Oak Creek Community UMC, Clergy of Color Retreat, The Gift of the Stranger at Reedsburg UMC, Security and Emergency Preparedness Workshop, Wildfire! Youth Mission Event, Holy Land Pilgrimage Opportunity and the Boundaries Training in 2019.