The Council of Bishops initiated Praying Our Way Forward to support the work of the Commission on a Way Forward, and prepare the UMC for the specially called General Conference in February 2019. Prayers are being developed by the Annual Conferences across our international connection for the weeks leading up to the General Conference session in Saint Louis.

Wisconsin’s participation in this process includes a special 5:30 p.m. worship service on February 28, at which Rev. Dan Dick, Assistant to the Bishop, will preach at the Conference Center in Sun Prairie. Other clergy and laity are invited to join the Cabinet, the General/Jurisdictional Conferences Delegation, and leadership of our Conference’s boards and agencies in an intentional time of prayer for this work shaping the future of our denomination.

The Praying Our Way Forward assignment for Wisconsin is the week of February 18-24, 2018, with the prayer focus Protection. The Conference has put together a collection of seven prayers with this theme. Congregations are encouraged to use these prayers the week of February 18-24. View prayers/bulletin here.