Annual Meeting

 2017 Annual Meeting

SHIFT: Our Unfolding Story

And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?  Micah: 6:8

June 9 – 11, 2017 Annual Meeting
June 8, 2017 Thursday Workshop
Green Lake Conference Center

Special Guest Speakers


The Rev. Dr. John C. Dorhauer, President and General Minister of the United Church of Christ

Friday afternoon Rev. Dorhauer will preview the new UCC vision and talk about racial tensions and the notion of white privilege.  See “Special Guests” for more info.

Rev. Everett Mitchell, pastor of Christ the Solid Rock Baptist Church and Dane County Circuit Court Judge

Rev. Mitchell will speak on Saturday morning. Everett is the Senior Pastor of Christ the Solid Rock Baptist Church in Madison. He is also a Circuit Court Judge in Dane County.  Everett has been very involved in issues of racial justice in Madison and beyond. Rev. Mitchell will speak on Saturday morning.    See “Special Guests” for more info.

Worship Leaders

Bringing us an inspiring new worship experience this year will be Gary Rand, Director of Worship Activities and Adjunct Professor in Worship at McCormick Theological Seminary. Gary strives to design worship that engages people through music and participatory activities.

Joining in worship with their unique music style will be The Many, an indie folk/gospel, liturgically-grounded, new kind of worship band. Pianist Rob Clearfield will also be on tap.

See “Special Guests” for more info.

NEW at this year’s Annual Meeting – “Share Fair”

What is your congregation doing that may be an inspiring example to other congregations? 

The 2017 Wisconsin Conference Annual Meeting will feature a “Share Fair” for congregations to share their ministry story with others around the Wisconsin Conference.  There’s space for only 20 congregations, so apply now!  Deadline is Tuesday, February 28.

More information about Share Fair

Friday Reception Sponsored by Cornerstone Fund

Join us Friday evening in the exhibit area to meet up with friends in a casual setting. We are grateful to Cornerstone Fund, who is generously sponsoring hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks for our event.  A cash bar will offer beer and wine. And a music trio led by Mugs McFadden will provide a lovely backdrop to the evening.

Immigrant Welcoming Conference Resolution

A resolution to become an Immigrant Welcoming Conference was introduced at the 2016 Annual Meeting.  The vote to begin a year of study on this topic passed with strong support at the meeting.  This kicked off a study period in which congregations have been asked to engage in a study process of their choosing.  There will be a vote on this resolution at this year’s Annual Meeting.  Information about the resolution is available here.

Volunteer Opportunities

Get involved! Check out and sign up for volunteer opportunities at Annual Meeting here!

Green Lake Conference Center Virtual Tour (5 min)


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