WI Conference Weekly ENews: WI UM Camps Giving Tuesday Campaign, Northwest District Gathering

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Wisconsin UM Camps Prepare Giving Tuesday Campaign to Support Camper Scholarships

The annual Giving Tuesday campaign is on November 30th and is an opportunity to unite around one day of giving and one BIG project. For 2021, we will be raising funds for our summer camp scholarship fund. This fund is utilized to make sure camp is affordable for as many people as possible. We desire that anyone who wants or needs to have time away with a camp experience will have that opportunity regardless of economic status. Please partner with us on November 30th as we work to make sure every child, young adult, adult, and family who wants to come to camp this summer can gather around the campfire with us! 

On Giving Tuesday, head to our donor page (https://wiumcamps.campbraingiving.com/)  to make a donation and watch our camp Facebook pages for updates on our progress throughout the day! 
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Northwest District Gathering- Leadership in The Post Pandemic Church

Mark your calendars! On January 22, 2022 from 9:00am-3:00pm, there will be an online district-wide gathering via Zoom featuring a workshop, keynote speaker Rev. Susan Amann, and afternoon breakout sessions. Some topics to be covered include: trustee training, Finance 101, Intro. to accountable leadership, lay servant ministry, racial justice, clergy wellness, and brick river basics. 
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Anti-Racism Task Force Cultural Competency Forum: 
Background and Foundational Concepts

Reducing Prejudice and Bias in Church Congregations: Pruning the Roots is the second training and application session of the Anti-Racism Task Force Cultural Competency Forum Module 1. The Anti-Racism Task Force Cultural Competency Forum is an emerging platform created to enable persons and congregations to become culturally competent. The Forum consists of 5 modules containing educational and training material on essential topics important for gaining cultural competency. Each module contains 3 or more monthly sessions for learning and application.

There is no cost for the event but you do need to register. All clergy and laity are invited to attend. Registration Deadline: November 29, 2021 at Noon
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From Healing to Hope: Caring for Your Emotional Well-Being During the Pandemic

Guest Speaker, Ms. Marie Humes, graduate of Cardinal Stritch University and current Director of Field Experience and Clinical Placement for the College of Graduate Studies at Cardinal Stritch University, presents a free class! Ms. Humes will present a workshop where you can learn about ways to promote self-care and look after your mental health and well-being during uncertain times. The event will take place on Saturday, December 4th from 1:00-4:00 PM at the Washington Park Senior Center in Milwaukee, WI.
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Afghanistan: What did we achieve? What is the Status of Women? What about the Evacuees and What does the Future Hold?

Join the Wisconsin Council of Churches and the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee for this webinar on November 23rd at 2:00pm. This is part of the series and wider work in equipping Churches to welcome refugees to Wisconsin. In this hour-long webinar, learn about the history and culture of Afghanistan.

Speaker, Janan Najeeb is a founding member and the president of the Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition. For 27 years, the Coalition has worked to inform, advocate for justice, dispel stereotypes and build community in Wisconsin. Najeeb is a highly sought-after speaker and sits on numerous community boards and committees.
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Broadcast Hope on Giving Tuesday- November 30th!

As a valued partner in ministry, you understand and appreciate the transformational power of communication. Will you help United Methodist Communications continue to offer vital ministries that bring hope to a world in need? Please consider making a tax-deductible donation on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 30. Gifts of any size will make a big difference!

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Big Day for United Methodist Schoolhouse

PERO SHONGE LGA, Nigeria (UM News) — A single day saw the celebration of two major accomplishments in the Northern Nigeria Conference. The Ron Wilmot Comprehensive Seminary Secondary School — named after a late United Methodist missionary — graduated its first senior class. The conference also dedicated its first guesthouse. Kathryn Witte and Daniel Garba have the story.
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WI Conference Pastor, Kellen Roggenbuck, Provides Advent Resources for WI Council of Churches

As we move into the Advent Season, there are resources available to help your Church prepare. Written by Pastor Kellen Roggenbuck, pastor at Immanuel UMC in Jefferson, WI these resources can help you with your last-minute planning.

5 Ways to Build Community During a Pandemic Advent
Advent Sermon Series with Themes, Scriptures, and graphics

Who May Hold Office in a Local Church?

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Does one have to be a member of the church to hold an office? It depends on the office, writes Ask The UMC. Where professing membership is required, it is because the duties of the office or committee require the commitment to the local church that professing membership involves.
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