WI Conference ENews: ICD Classes Resume, Shipment to Honduras, Livestreaming Legally

Conference News


Institute of Congregational Development (ICD) begins at Verona: Sugar River UMC

On July 6-7, The ICD began a course on the Season of Disciplining (Culture) led by Jim Ozier. People were so glad to see each other and be able to gather in person again. Upcoming courses for ICD include Multicultural Ministries led by William Chaney on August 3 and a Field Trip to the COR Leadership Institute in Kansas City, KS. 

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Mission News & Information


#StillinMission Series Continues on July 22 & August 19

Despite the pandemic, United Methodist missionaries remain deeply engaged in work around the world. Normally, a number of them “itinerate” each year to visit the churches and individuals that support them in ministry. COVID-19 has put a stop to most travel but that doesn’t mean the missionaries aren’t available to meet virtually!

Each month, we invite four missionaries to be in conversation with laity and clergy throughout the church to share the joys and challenges they’ve experienced. You can join them on Zoom on the day and time noted below. (Registration is required.) Register here

Midwest Mission Distribution Center Shipment to Honduras

A shipment valued at $259,723.28 was loaded at Midwest Mission and sent to Honduras through our partner, Food For the Poor, on June 29th.
Items included in this shipment were: electric sewing machines, air fresheners, cloth  and disposable face masks, exam chairs, hospital grade mattresses, walkers, face towels, exam gloves, disposable gowns, MMDC Student Kits, and MMDC Layette Kits.  Read more

If you would like to donate to Midwest Mission to help those affected by disasters around the world and corner: Please text MMDCYEAR to 91999 or CLICK HERE to donate

 Immediate needs include:
  • Hand Towels
  • Monetary Donations for Personal dignity Kits (to buy items in bulk)
  • Diaper Pins
  • New or used sewing machines (only ones that can be repaired)
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How can we livestream worship legally?

Many congregations are considering livestreaming worship services in this time of concern for the health of vulnerable people. Livestreaming can be an effective way for church and community members to remain connected with worship.

There are a number of copyright considerations in order to legally livestream your worship service. In order to use specific music during your service, anything that is copyrighted must be given permission from the copyright holder(s) or a streaming license to use the specific desired music. Read more