Recovery Ministry Program opens virtually
at Faith Family Church in Emerald, WI
The Recovery Ministry program is specifically designed for individuals struggling with addiction of all kinds. The goal of this ministry is to provide a safe space, free of judgment, for individuals with trauma and/or addiction problems to worship, learn, and grow closer to God. We would like the Recovery Ministry to touch the hearts of individuals that may not attend church services on Sunday mornings but find the Lord working on their soul. This recovery ministry will consist of discussions, devotionals, worship, and the creation of a safe community to work through earthly struggles. Due to COVID-19, the Recovery Ministry will be conducted online until it is safe to proceed with in-person meetings. An email address, Facebook page, and website are currently being created for this ministry. The Recovery Ministry program is in its beginning stages and worship services won’t be starting until the end of February or the beginning of March. As we begin this ministry, your prayers and sharing of experiences or recommendations is greatly appreciated. I can be contacted at AlPeterson13@winona.edu.
2021 Nominations for Annual Awards
We are currently accepting nominations for our Annual Awards given out at Annual Conference. Nomination deadlines are April 16, 2021.
Thelma W. Gregg Award - given to someone who has demonstrated Christian commitment in tireless promotion of the missionary outreach of the Church. The award includes a financial gift to be designated to an Advance project by the recipient.
Harry Denman Awards - given to lay, clergy and youth who are nominated by United Methodists in Wisconsin for their outstanding ministry in the area of evangelism.
Love in Action - presented by the Disaster Response Committee to recognize outstanding commitment to and passion for God's mission through disaster response and relief.
Perry Saito Award - given by the Wisconsin Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA) to individuals who demonstrate their loyalty to Christ through faith and work to further justice and peace through the UMC.
For more information or to download the nomination form, please Click Here.
The Ingathering for 2021 is underway. Annual Conference, June 18 -19 will be virtual again this year. The process for Ingathering will be like the Ingathering held last fall. In each District several churches have agreed to be drop-off sites. For more information and a list of drop-off sites, please click here.
For a list of items being collected, please click here.
Only one month remains to apply for scholarships from the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation!
If you (or students you know) are planning to attend a United Methodist-related college, university, or seminary in the Fall of 2021, you are invited to apply for a variety of scholarships available through the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation (UMHEF). Applications and supporting documents must be submitted electronically or postmarked by March 1, 2021. Apply Now