Wisconsin United Methodist Women gathered October 17 and 18 at Asbury UMC in Madison to worship and sing, celebrate missions, and learn from one another and guest speakers. Capital-Coulee District Superintendent Sam Royappa gave the keynote speech presentation on the book, "A New Dawn in Beloved Community: Stories with the Power to Transform Us," whose introduction was written by Bishop Linda Lee. "The book highlights many wodnerful experiences, thoughtful perspectives, practical solutions, hopeful signs, and beautiful expressions of the global community within The United Methodist Church," Royappa said. Judy Vasby, who officially became a deaconess at the 2014 Assembly, also led a celebration of 125 years of Deaconesses on Saturday. Breakout session leaders included Wisconsin Imagine No Malaria Field Coordinator Nicole Wilken and missionaries Rachel and Dan Gabler, who serve in Lubumbashi, Africa and call Ashland, Wisconsin home. Other workshops included a session on white privilege and a session on The Church and People with Disabilities. Click here to see more pictures from United Methodist Women Communications Coordinator Stacy Ganzer.