WI Conference ENews: Join Bishop Jung on a Pilgrimage to Turkey and Greece, Partnership of WI Conference and The Methodist Church in Bolivia, Midwest Mission September Needs, Re-imagine Church with Ginghamsburg UMC

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Join Bishop Jung and Rev. Scott Carlson on a Pilgrimage to Turkey and Greece to Study Paul and The Early Church

It is such a gift to be able to travel to the ancient world and see the places and the customs of how our ancestors in the faith have lived. This type of intentional travel helps to bring the world of the Bible alive. In addition, we have a chance to deepen our relationships with others who travel. When we deepen our relationships with others and with our scriptures, it fosters a deepening relationship with God. 

Traveling with the Society for Biblical Studies and Rev. Peter Miano helps us to learn more of the roots of our faith. Peter is also intentional about helping us understand what is happening today, in the lands where we travel. 

Come, travel with us, and allow God to walk with you and transform and deepen your faith.  More Information 

Partnership of The Wisconsin Conference of the United Methodist Church and The Evangelical Methodist Church in Bolivia IEBM

Pastor Anita Lang has put together a video explaining the goal and project details of the partnership with the church in Bolivia. Fellow committee members Pastor David Harsh, Pastor Rosita Mayorga, Pastor Robert Odum, and Sister Donna Veatch have also been volunteering their time and visiting different churches via zoom to share about this wonderful project. The understanding of this partnership with the Church in Bolivia is that no matter our location, our background culture, or the language the we speak, "We are all one in Christ" (Galatians 3:28).

Bolivia is located in South America and is one of the poorest countries there. The main project is Vehicles for Evangelization, Social Service and other Church needs. Bolivia needs our help with the purchase of 4 motorcycles to help alleviate their needs- this is where you can help. Watch Video/ Learn More

Mission News

Midwest Mission Distribution Center Immediate Needs

September Focus: Cleaning Supplies- to help with flooding, wildfire, and hurricane recovery.

Midwest Mission Distribution Center is in urgent need of:

  • Liquid Dish Soap 14-32 oz
  • Liquid Household Cleaner 16-40 oz
  • Liquid Laundry Soap 32-64 oz
  • Diapers (for adults & children)
  • Monetary Donations to buy kit items in bulk
Please visit the website to see a full list of Midwest Mission supply needs.
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"Get Your Spirit in Shape" Podcast to Debut 100th Episode

“Get Your Spirit In Shape,” a United Methodist Communications’ podcast, is set to release its 100th episode on Thursday, September 30th as part of the agency’s International Podcast Day celebration. The milestone segment features Bishop Minerva Carcaño, the first Hispanic woman to be elected bishop within the denomination.

“Get Your Spirit in Shape,” launched in 2016, features casual conversations with a variety of guests, all aimed at providing United Methodists with relevant information to enrich their personal faith journeys. Through the years, Joe Iovino, who serves as both host and producer, has interviewed United Methodist pastors, authors and other church leaders on topics ranging from current events to grace lessons learned in “Les Miserables.” Read More

Re-imagine Church with Rev. Rachel Billups, Ginghamsburg UMC

Are you weary of the weekly obsession of “doing church”?  Do want to see your people shifting their focus from “coming to church” to seeing themselves as “being the church"?  If so, this conversation is for you!

In the attached fast-paced 15-minute video, Rev. Rachel Billups, Senior Pastor of Ginghamsburg Church unpacks how they are Re-Imagining church by shifting their mindset from "doing church” to “equipping and empowering people to become the church?”

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