WI Conference ENews: UMW Mission Action Day, Mission Volunteer Events, Earth Day Resouces

Conference News


United Methodist Women - Mission Action Day April 10th!

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.  Late registrations are being accepted.  Read More


Wisconsin Conference United Methodist Women - Mission U

United Methodist Women - Mission u 2021 is on zoom this year. Everyone is encouraged to be part of the discussion that this year’s studies will bring forward.
Continuing Education Credit – The three adult studies offered this year can be taken for credit.  More details about the zoom classes are at:  Mission u



5 Things Your Visitors are Thinking but Won't Ask - Webinar with Jason Moore - Registration closes April 11th! 

It's been said that every church wants to grow. If that statement is true, are we really poised for it in the way we treat and attend to our new visitors? Join us for this Virtual Event held on April 13, 2021 from 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM.  Read More

Local Church News



Local Churches Highlighted for Creativity during Holy Week

One of our own local churches was highlighted in the Wisconsin Journal for their creativity during Holy Week.  Sun Prairie United Methodist Church celebrated Palm Sunday with a car palm parade through their neighborhood.  Read More



UMC of Whitefish Bay Panel Discussion on Environmental Justice in Milewaukee

Zoom panel on May 13 focuses on environmental justice
Environmental justice – where, how, and why is it missing in Milwaukee? Learn more via a Zoom panel discussion on Thursday, May 13, at 7 p.m. Participants in the Zoom session will learn how they can support revitalization of Milwaukee's north side neighborhoods.  Read More


Mission News & Information


Mission Volunteer Discovery Events 

The Mission Volunteer office of Global Ministries is offering virtual mission discovery events in 2021 for anyone interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities in the U.S. and around the world.  Read More

Earth Day Resources to use in Worship

Earth Day is April 22; churches typically observe Earth Day Sunday during the month of April. It is an opportunity to reflect on the goodness of God’s creation and the human responsibility to steward it through worship, education and action.  Earth Day worship resources were prepared by Global Ministries and have been curated by the Rev. Jenny Phillips, Senior Technical Advisor for Environmental Sustainability at Global Ministries.  Videos and resources available here.

Other Resources



Bishop Palmer’s Leadership Clinic
with Carey Nieuwhof: 
"Burning Out and Coming Back"
Thursday, April 15

Bishop Palmer, of the West Ohio Conference, offers leadership training for pastors.  His latest training called "Burning Out and Coming Back" featuring Carey Nieuwhof is April 15th.  The latest research shows that 1 in 3 pastors in the US are giving serious thought about quitting full-time ministry.  Self-care is important, especially during a crisis.  To learn more or to sign-up, click here