On-site check-in for Annual Conference, which runs June 15-18 at the Madison Marriott West, begins this Friday, June 15 at 10 a.m. That afternoon, join us for opening worship with words from Bishop Modesto Mamani, Bishop of the Evangelical Methodist Church in Bolivia, and music from Jorge Lockwood. We look forward to seeing you there! Click here to see the final agenda and click here to visit our website for more information.

Make A New Wisconsin was introduced at our 2016 Annual Conference where approval was sought to conduct a fundraising campaign feasibility study. A robust study consisting of more than 90 in-person interviews and 50 learning sessions throughout the state was conducted in 2016-2017. After concluding the study, the Conference asked for more details. So the Connectional Table took up the charge to further define our Conference’s ministry priorities. We have now established that our focus is on leadership development for laity and clergy.

Rev. Forrest Wells has been appointed as South East District Superintendent, effective July 1, 2018. The North Central District is holding a Formal Reception on Sunday, June 24 from 3-5 p.m. at Tomah: First UMC. Gifts in honor of the celebration may be designated to Harbor House Crisis Center (Advance 7788) or Northcott Neighborhood House (Advance 7250). Checks made payable to WI Annual Conference may be brought to the receptions or mailed directly to WI Annual Conference, Finance Department, 750 Windsor St., Sun Prairie, WI 53590.

Rev. Tsuker Yang has accepted the appointment of District Superintendent of the North Central District. Please join us for a Welcoming Celebration on July 14, 2018 at Wausau: First UMC, 903 third Street, Wausau, WI 54403. The installation begins at 1 p.m., with a reception to follow.

Wildfire! Youth Mission Event is a week-long event where students in Middle – High School discover what it means to serve God through mission, grow through the teachings of John Wesley, and ignite their passion for God.

The United Methodist Women event, Mission u, will take place Monday, July 23 through Thursday, July 26, with Friday, July 27 as the Overview Day. This year’s studies include The Missionary Conferences of the United Methodist Church, led by Rev. Rob Odum; What About Our Money?, led by Tamara Wims and Rev. Scott Carlson; and Embracing Wholeness: An Earth Perspective for Covenantal Living, led by Rev. Mary Kathryn Pearce and Julie Miehe.

Every church recognizes prayer as important. But what happens when a congregation unites to pray collectively and consistently for God to break through in new and miraculous ways? You can launch your congregation into the kind of churchwide breakthrough prayer initiative that fuels the atmosphere of possibility; and the entire focus begins to shift from inward to up-and-outward. It's easier than you think--and the results will make spiritual history right in your own community and beyond.

Bishop Hee-Soo Jung invites you to join him for the Third Annual Interfaith Bus Tour and Retreat August 17-19, 2018. The theme this year is “Alike and Different: Understanding Real Religious Lives.” During the tour, you will visit places of worship in and around Milwaukee.

The Emergency Food Pantry at United Methodist Children’s Services (UMCS) serves over 250 families in a month, and numbers are increasing! Volunteers are needed to help serve their clients during open hours, which are Monday and Wednesday between 12-4 p.m. During a regular shift, you'll assist in receiving orders, packing bags of food from their pantry according to family size, distributing the food to the public, and assisting with crowd control. There is also always food to sort and shelve as well.

Join Wauwatosa Avenue United Methodist Church to help establish a library for the Growing Tree Daycare of the United Methodist Children’s Services (UMCS) in Milwaukee. The Growing Tree Children’s Center is a three-star, state licensed facility that offers quality childcare, age-appropriate activities, and early literacy programming. It also offers programs for school aged children. Their vision is to have books that can be borrowed from the daycare library, as well as books that the children can keep.

The Council of Bishops is offering a video outlining the One Church Plan as a resource for Annual Conferences as they prepare for the 2019 Special Session of General Conference. During their meeting earlier this month, the bishops voted to recommend the One Church Plan as the best way forward for the future of The United Methodist Church. The recommendation is based on the work of the 32-member Commission on a Way Forward.

During most May and June sessions of Annual Conferences, local churches will be invited to participate in an eight-week program designed to change a culture, which permits violence against women. The General Commission on United Methodist Men worked with the YWCA of Middle Tennessee to create "Amending through Faith," a book guiding participants through eight training sessions. 

Lifetouch Church Directories and Portraits will be at the 2018 Annual Conference to take free individual photos of attendees for the creation of the 2018 Wisconsin Annual Conference Photo Directory. Lifetouch will be photographing in Salons G & H Friday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Photos will be taken on a first come, first serve basis.

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.. Note that the 2018 Action Items booklets have been mailed…be sure to review them and bring to Annual Conference. Also note that regular pricing of $215 applies; and you can no longer sign up for food. There are, however, many local restaurants, and the hotel’s restaurant is available. Read more about Annual Conference here.

Rev. Forrest Wells has been appointed as South East District Superintendent, effective July 1, 2018. The North Central District is holding two farewell celebrations for him. There will be a Drop-in Reception on Sunday, June 10 from 2-4 p.m. at Tomahawk UMC. The Formal Reception will be Sunday, June 24 from 3-5 p.m. at Tomah: First UMC. Gifts in honor of the celebration may be designated to Harbor House Crisis Center (Advance 7788) or Northcott Neighborhood House (Advance 7250). Checks made payable to WI Annual Conference may be brought to the receptions or mailed directly to WI Annual Conference, Finance Department, 750 Windsor St., Sun Prairie, WI 53590.