Dinner Meeting to Focus on UMC Future

Friday evening, June 14, during the 2019 Annual Conference dinner break, Wisconsin UMs can hear from one of the Western Jurisdiction (WJ) leaders in the current dialog seeking to discern what new thing God may be seeking to birth.  Rev. Mary K. Huycke will speak on Future Possibilities for The United Methodist Church: a Western Jurisdiction Perspective.

The Rev. Huycke, a clergy member of the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference, currently serves as superintendent of the 7 Rivers District based in Yakima, Washington.  She was the annual conference’s clergy delegate to the 2016 and 2019 General Conferences. Mary remains actively engaged in conversations within the Western Jurisdiction about a future generous expression of Methodism.  She is a member of the WJ Leadership Team and chairs the jurisdiction’s Committee on the Episcopacy.

The outcome of General Conference 2019 has generated uncertainty and questions across the denomination over what the future holds for United Methodism.  Voices within the WJ have made it clear that they remain committed to a church fully inclusive and open to all God’s children across the theological and social spectrum. 

This event will be at First United Methodist Church, 501 Howe St., Green Bay (approximately 6 blocks south of the KI Convention Center).  Starting at 5:00 pm, it will end in time for attendees to return for the evening Laity and Clergy sessions.  The dinner is sponsored by the Wisconsin United Methodist Federation for Social Action, and will include presentation of the 2019 Perry Saito Awards.  Reservations for the lasagna dinner must be made by May 31 to Frank Gaylord by email (frgaylord@charter.net) or phone (608-443-6361). Meat and vegetarian options will be served.  Meal cost of $10 will be collected at the door.