Franz Rigert’s report to Annual Meeting – Energy and Excitement in the Wisconsin Conference. Get a recap of Conference news and initiatives and find out what’s on the horizon. Share with your congregation! View the video or download the written version:
Resources for study and reflection around issues relating to the Doctrine of Discovery:
Repudiation of the Doctrine of Discovery: A Resolution of Witness – Document
Booklet – The Repudiation of the Doctrine of Discovery: A Biblical Reflection
Link – UCC Resource page on the Doctrine of Discovery
Article – The Doctrine of Discovery: Why it Still Matters Today
Article (2013) – General Synod delegates overwhelmingly approve resolution repudiating the Doctrine of Discovery
Video – Explanation of a witness resolution and presentation of the resolution by David Deininger, Larry Littlegeorge, Rev. Missy Miller, and Rev. Bridget Flad Daniels
Traci Blackmon has granted permission to share her Annual Meeting presentations with Wisconsin Conference churches. Contact the Conference office at 608-846-7880 or email the office for the password to access these videos:
Video – Rev. Traci Blackmon’s Sermon on Friday, June 8 at Annual Meeting
Video – Rev. Traci Blackmon’s Presentation on Saturday, June 9
Video – Rev. Traci Blackmon discusses race and “white privilege”
What are we to do when social and political storm waves break across the bow of our church, threatening to swamp not only our peace and tranquility but also our vitality as a faith community?
Should we dive under the pews and hope the storm passes quickly by? Or, are we called to a different response? If the latter, how do we engage in dialogue with one another to discern the proper response without adding to the division and chaos that threatens to engulf us?
The 2018 Annual Meeting of the Wisconsin Conference of the United Church of Christ will seek to address these very questions.
As always, Annual Meeting also provides many opportunities to connect with friends old and new, worship together and enjoy the beautiful surroundings at Green Lake Conference Center.
The scripture for this year’s Annual Meeting is Mark 4: 38-41
Mark 4: 38-41
38But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, ‘Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?’ 39He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, ‘Peace! Be still!’ Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm. 40He said to them, ‘Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?’ 41And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, ‘Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?’