Pre-Conference Video & Biographical Sketches Available - ENews May 15, 2019

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May 15, 2019

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Watch Pre-Conference Webinar Online

The video of the Pre-Conference Briefing webinar has been posted. Watch the webinar here. The video includes announcements from Sam Royappa, a message from Bishop Jung, the Budget Presentation, Delegate Election Process, and Petitions Committee Process. All of the presentations used in the webinar can be found at Annual Conference Resources.

Delegate Biographical Sketches Available

Who will represent the Wisconsin Annual Conference at the 2020 General and Jurisdictional Conferences? The following persons have submitted Biographical Sketches for their Election to the 2020 General and Jurisdictional Conferences of the United Methodist Church. Election of delegates will occur throughout our 2019 Wisconsin Annual Conference.  View Biographical SketchesRead More

Sam Royappa to Become Lead Pastor at West Allis: First UMC

Bishop Hee-Soo Jung and the cabinet of the Wisconsin Conference are pleased to announce the appointment of Sam Royappa to First UMC in West Allis, beginning July 1.  Sam has been a cornerstone leader of the Wisconsin Conference, serving for eight years as District Superintendent and for four years as the Director of Connectional Ministries. Read More

Wauwatosa Avenue UMC Offering Seminary Scholarship

Wauwatosa Avenue UMC is announcing the availability of a yearly seminary scholarship for persons pursuing a Master of Divinity or Master of Christian Education degree, or persons seeking training as a local pastor. Read More

Connectional News

Bishops Offer Pastoral Word; Make Key Decisions at May 2019 Meeting

The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church completed its May 2019 meeting held outside Chicago with a pastoral and prophetic word in response to the decisions of the Special Session and the codification of some of those decisions in the Book of Discipline. Read statementRead summary of meeting.

Bishops Seek Special Offering for Migrants

With more people on the move globally than ever before, the Council of Bishops is urging extra support for The United Methodist Church's work with migrants. The kind of support bishops have in mind will require approval from General Conference and other church decision-makers. Read story

Hearing Set For Church's Sanctuary Guest

An immigration hearing for a Connecticut man who has lived in sanctuary at First and Summerfield United Methodist Church in New Haven since December 2017 is set for May 14 at the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. Nelson Pinos, a native of Ecuador who has lived in the U.S. for nearly 30 years, has three children who are U.S. citizens. Read story

Ask The UMC: Why Do We Have Social Principles?

The Methodist Social Creed, predecessor to the Social Principles, originated over a century ago to express concern about the exploitation of millions of workers. The Social Principles urge United Methodists to make a difference and to live differently in the world. Ask The UMC, a ministry of United Methodist Communications, has more on the history and future of the Social Principles. Read story
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Golden Cross Sunday

This is a special offering to support our Health and Welfare Ministries. If your church did not celebrate on the official date of May 12, you are welcome to celebrate it on another Sunday of your choice. All churches should have received a mailing with a letter from Bishop Jung and Golden Cross offering envelopes. Health and Welfare Ministries have created a series of 4 videos that can be used throughout May so your congregation can learn about the ministries they are supporting with their Golden Cross contributions. Watch the videos here.

Special Meals at Annual Conference

Several groups are hosting special group meals during Annual Conference. To attend one of these meals, do not sign up for the meal when registering for Annual Conference. Contact the chairperson or host to reserve your meal. View list of special meals

Upcoming Events

2019 Summer Camp Programs

WIUMCamps offers a variety of programs for campers of different ages and interests. Learn more.

ERT Training

June 1, 2019 at New Lisbon: Winding Rivers UMC. Register here.

Annual Conference 2019

June 14-17, 2019 at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay, WI. Early bird registration ends May 17. Read More

Ride the Bus to YOUTH 2019

If you are headed to YOUTH 2019 with your church, join other Wisconsin churches on the bus ride to Kansas City on July 10, 2019 and back on July 14. Register here. Registration deadline: May 20, 2019

Bishop Jung’s Interfaith Retreat and Bus Tour

July 12–13, 2019 in Madison, WI. Registration deadline: July 8, 2019. Read More

Boundaries Training

It is mandatory for all pastors serving local churches to attend before 2020. There are three sessions scheduled in October of 2019 for any pastors who did not attend one in 2017. Register here

2019 Spiritual Formation Academy: Boundless Compassion in a Broken World

October 27 – November 1, 2019 at the Siena Retreat Center. Early registration ends July 1, 2019. Read More


Help Wanted

Director of Children's, Youth, and Family Ministries (Part-Time)
Director of Music
Administrative Assistant (Part-Time)
Campus Minister/Director (Full-Time)
Office Administrator (Part-Time)
UM Hospitals Ministry Chaplain (Part Time)

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