WI Conference ENews: Covid Update, Lent Devoitions, Children's Lent Videos, UMW, Youth Wildfire!

Conference News


Bishop Jung offers devotion for Council of Bishops Lenten series

Bishop Hee-Soo Jung leads this weeks Lenten video devotion for the Council of Bishops.  Each Wednesday during Lent and every day during Holy Week, a 15-minute recorded devotion, led by a bishop and leaders from their episcopal areas will be released.  Read More

 3rd Sunday in Lent with Pastor Thomas Thao

We hope you like our gifts to children of your church. This week we send out our third video of Children’s Message by Pastor Thomas Thao. He sings a song that you probably know very well and love. He invites you to sing it with him in Hmong language. You may download his video here for your church livestreaming service.

Covid Taskteam Update - March 2, 2021

Our Covid Taskteam met on Wednesday, February 24 and begun the discussion of expectations for returning to in-person worship.
Your church leadership should determine the level of risk appropriate for your congregation.  There is much information out there, so we encourage your leadership team to inform themselves with information that is pertinent to your county.  Read More

Be Part of the 20th Year Event of Wildfire!
Wildfire! Youth Mission and Ministry is a hands-on, week-long mission experience for middle or high school youth that makes a real difference in the lives of real people.   Wildfire! is special because it offers a powerful and meaningful Wesleyan-based mission experience – but at a low cost.  Special events and activities are planned to kick off this 20th year!

  • When:  July 18-23
  • Where:  Faith United Methodist Church, Superior, WI
  • Fee:  $150/person – covers all costs for the week
  • Registration:  contact Faith United Methodist Church at 715-394-9608. Ext. 1 / churchoffice@superiorfaithumc.org
Interested in More Information?  Go to our website at superiorfaithumc.org, click on the “serve” tab, click on the Wildfire! tab.

Bishop's Laity Convocation - March 20, 2021

There is still time to register for the Bishop's Convocation of Laity Leadership session on Saturday, March 20, 2021.  The theme for this year's convocation is "Radical Hospitality".  There is no cost to attend but registration is required.  Read More


United Methodist Women - Mission Action Day

Wisconsin Conference United Methodist Women hosts an annual Mission Action Day where they meet to equip Methodist women (and men) to be informed about social issues and equip ourselves for action.  Everyone is welcome.  This years event will be a virtual Mission Action Day on April 10, 2021 from 9:00 to Noon.  Speakers Dr. Kathy D. Hartke and Marti Gobel will speak on Maternal Health and Racial Equality.  Deadline to register is March 27, 2021.  Read More


Wisconsin United Methodist Foundation announces job opening
Deadline Extended to March 8, 2021

The Board of Directors of the Wisconsin United Methodist Foundation (WUMF) is accepting applications for the position of President and Chief Executive Officer. Eric (Rick) Churan has announced his retirement effective June 30, 2021. 

A detailed job description can be found at this link, and applications will be accepted until March 8, 2021.  Please forward your application, a letter of interest detailing your applicable experience, and resume to wumf@wumf.org, or mail to:

If you have additional questions, please call Rick Churan at (608) 837-9582.

Coordinator of Clergy Credentialing and Vocational Discernment
The Coordinator of Clergy Credentialing and Vocational Discernment works with the Board of Ordained Ministry and Leadership in the Wisconsin Conference to assist and facilitate the administration of processes, records, organizational and vocational discernment needs. This position is responsible for maintaining and administering communication systems utilized by the Board of Ordained Ministry and Leadership and for coordinating and maintaining consistent information and resources for all persons in discernment for clergy roles and those supporting them in the process.  Read More
Local Church News


Churches Build Connections Because of COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID pandemic has caused many churches to explore what ministry in a new context looks like. Five United Methodist Churches in Wisconsin have used the opportunities of pandemic-era ministry to their advantage and are building relationships in new and exciting ways.

After members read a couple of books about racial justice together over the summer, the relationships between Solomon’s Community Temple UMC (Milwaukee), the St. James Community UMC (Milwaukee), Sugar River UMC (Verona), People’s Church (Oregon), and Mt. Horeb UMC solidified this fall when 30 people gathered over Zoom to read and reflect on My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem. Read More


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Be a Part of The United Methodist Church Easter Virtual Choir

Last year Discipleship Ministries created an opportunity for United Methodists worldwide to join in an Easter virtual choir video.

The virtual choir brought together people from different countries, congregations, and communities, providing the sense that we are united even in the midst of a pandemic.

They are announcing a new opportunity to be a part of a worldwide video for Easter Sunday. Congregations from all around will be able to use this video in their upcoming Easter worship services and post to social media.  For more information and how to participate click here

Wisconsin Council of Churches offering a resource to pastors

The Wisconsin Council of Churches is offering a subscription service to lift up the voices of black female preachers.  The subscription service will feature 7 sermons plus liturgy resources that can be used in worship online.  Read More



UMCOR Sunday - March 14, 2021

UMCOR Sunday is March 14th.  UM Giving have assembled a collection of resources that you can download to promote this Special Sunday in your church.  Read More


Discipleship's top executive dies of cancer
The Rev. Junius B. Dotson, the top executive of Discipleship Ministries, died late Feb. 24, less than a month after announcing his battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 55. Heather Hahn has an obituary.  Read More