Wisconsin Conference UMC ENews - July 10, 2019

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July 10, 2019

Latest Conference News

ICD Training Event: Pioneering Missional Communities

Pioneering Missional Communities is a two-day training event for leaders and teams planting new faith communities. This event is especially focused on planting teams looking at a missional community, spiritual entrepreneurship Fresh Expressions, and asset based community development models of church planting. This event is open to all clergy and laity with a passion for starting new ministries, and ICD graduates are encouraged to participate.  Read More

Register for Annual Heritage & Archives Retreat

Join the Commission on Archives and History as they celebrate the 150-year legacy that is the history of the United Methodist Women.  All are welcome to attend our ninth annual Heritage/Archives Retreat that will be held at Pine Lake Camp on September 6-7, 2019. Read More

Wisconsin Youth Attending Youth 2019

Over 150 Wisconsin youth and chaperones are on their way to Kansas City for YOUTH 2019, the national gathering for United Methodist Youth. Please pray for our youth as they participate in 4 days of discipleship, worship, Bible study, service opportunities, and connection with other youth and denominational leaders from The United Methodist Church.

Connectional News

GC2020 Petitions Submissions Process Opens

United Methodists can now submit petitions for consideration by the 2020 General Conference to the petitions secretary. The deadline for submissions is September 18, 2019. Read press release
To submit a petition

Deadline Extended for GC2020 Worship

Methodist choirs, worship ensembles and liturgists from around the world can apply to be part of the worship experience at General Conference on May 5-15, 2020, in Minneapolis. The deadline for submission has been extended to September 15, 2019. Read press release


Laity Opportunity: Pilgrimage to South Korea with Bishop Jung

Bishop Jung invites all laity to consider attending this Pilgrimage to South Korea, September 23 – October 4, 2019. This trip will have a variety of opportunities for engaging, learning, tasting, and rejoicing in the mission and ministry in Korean Christian history and spiritual life. Read More

Volunteers Needed for Flood Relief

The Long Term Recovery Partnership (Flood Relief) is being hosted at Winding Rivers UMC in New Lisbon.  They are in need of additional volunteer to help rebuild the homes affected by last fall’s disasters, and the spring thaw as well.  Read More

Upcoming Events

Pioneering Missional Communities

September 17-18, 2019 at Neenah: Faith UMC. Register here.

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. Read More


Help Wanted

Director of Administration/Treasurer (Full Time)
Bookkeeper (Part Time)
Discipleship Director (Part-Time)
Director of Music (.7 FTE)
Organist/Pianist - Director of Music

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Local Activities

Annual Wing Fling Dinner (Milwaukee) (Sat Aug 03 @11:00AM)
Danbury UMC Centennial Celebration (Sun Sep 15 @12:00AM)
Advanced Lay Servant: Exploring Your Spiritual Gifts (Cudahy) (Sun Sep 15 @ 1:00PM)


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