WI Conference ENews: Asian Heritage Month, UMCOR's Response to Covid, MFSA Gathering

Conference News



Prayers in Honor of Asian Heritage Month
The month of May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. For the next four weeks, prayers will be shared by the three caucuses among us: Korean, Hmong, and Asian Caucuses. Churches are invited to lift up the prayer of the week in corporate worship. It may also be shared through your church communication so that people can include it in their personal prayer this month.

For the first week, Bishop Jung provides a prayer and AAPI clergy speak out #StopAsianHate.



UMCOR's Response to Covid-19 

The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected health systems globally, crippling service delivery in both high and low-resource countries.  Global Ministries is again promoting its UMCOR COVID-19 Response Fund (Advance #3022612) to allow those throughout the church to share in this outreach. Gifts can be made online at https://umcmission.org/advance-project/3022612/ or sent by mail to Global Ministries/UMCOR, PO Box 9068, New York, NY 10087-9068. (“Advance #3022612” should be written on the memo line.)  Read More  Donate Now

Wisconsin Council of Churches Covid-19 Vaccine Outreach
The Wisconsin Council of Churches (WCC) has entered into partnership with the State of Wisconsin to address barriers to COVID-19 vaccination through a community outreach program focused on all people who interact directly or indirectly with a church or faith-based nonprofit in our network, with particular attention given to marginalized and rural communities. In particular, the project aims to reduce barriers in information, access and hesitancy. Read More


Methodist Federation for Social Action Gathering
The Methodist Federation for Social Action – Wisconsin Chapter is inviting you to a Zoom gathering on June 17th at 7 p.m.  The guest speaker will be Dan Schwerin, first elected clergy in Wisconsin's current General and Jurisdictional Conferences Delegation and lead pastor at Waukesha First UMC.  Read More


Mission News & Information



#Stillinmission -  Meet the Missionaries, May 27th

Despite the pandemic, United Methodist missionaries remain deeply engaged in work around the world.  Covid-19 has put a stop to most travel but that doesn't mean the missionaries aren't available to meet virtually!  Join them on Zoom on May 27th.  Registration is required.  Read More

Other Resources

Seeking to Become an Antiracist Church?
The Lakelands Institute is offering a new study for churches, small groups, Sunday school classes, and committees.  In seeking to build an antiracist church, words are important, and what we mean when we use them matters even more.

Join Rev. Neal Christie for a fascinating exploration of words and concepts that define and shape our work together. Hold conversations around words like: Bias, Inclusion, Race, Anti-Oppression, Polarization...along with many other words we use to better follow Jesus's commandment to "love your neighbor as yourself."  Read More