Southeast Association

Reviving Hope

Inspiration, Education, and Action for Change

On October 21, Reviving Hope aims to inspire people from many spiritual traditions and those who do not identify with any tradition using song, story, art, and study to engage in transformational conversations about race and racial justice.

The revival will provide people with an opportunity for deeper learning about racial equity while also helping to make new connections for justice work. Teams from congregations are encouraged to participate in the revival so that they can build their capacity for talking about issues of racial justice in their community.

Saturday, October 21, 9:00 am to 2:30 pm at Plymouth Church, UCC 2717 E. Hampshire St, Milwaukee, WI 53211

General Admission – $10. Youth/Student –  Free. Children’s program (for ages 0-12) – Free.

Registration includes lunch. 

Click Here for more information and workshop descriptions.

To register Click Here

Still SHIFTING After 500 Years! 

Celebrate the Reformation on October 28

It’s not every day that we get to celebrate a shift as BIG as that of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century. But this year we in Wisconsn join the rest of the Western world to recognize Martin Luther’s hammering start of the Protestant movement five hundred years ago.

On Saturday, October 28, at the Trost Center, 4459 Gray Road in DeForest, the Wisconsin Conference UCC will sponsor two presentations from noted Reformation scholars, have lunch together, and hear from Wisconsin pilgrims who will have recently returned from Luther’s Germany. Margaret Bendroth of the Congregational Library in Boston, and Lee Palmer Wandel of UW’s history department will focus on the contemporary relevance of this half a millennium old shift that some have regarded as more revolution than reformation.

The cost of lectures and lunch is $20.

To learn more about the speakers click here.

Click here to register.

Painful Hope

Israelis and Palestinians Look to the Future

Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger, an orthodox settler, and Ali Abu Awwad, a leading Palestinian activist, are co-founders of Roots, a grassroots movement fostering understanding, nonviolence, transformation, and coexistence among Israelis and Palestinians in the Gush-Etzion-Bethlehem-Hebron area. Ali and Hanan come with no ready peace plans in hand, but only with the conviction that human understanding and trust will be the prerequisites for lasting justice, freedom, and peace on that tiny sliver of land that they both call home.

Join them and hear about their venture on Wednesday, November 1 at 7:00 p.m. at Plymouth Church, UCC 2717 E. Hampshire St, Milwaukee, WI 53211.

This event is free of charge but an RSVP is requested. RSVP here

Dear White Christians Book Study

A study and discussion of Jennifer Harvey’s book, Dear White Christians: For Those Still Longing for Racial Reconciliation, will take place on three Wednesdays this fall: October 25, and November 15  from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Bethel-Bethany UCC, 2866 N 54th St. Milwaukee, 53210. 

Tim Perkins and Curt Anderson will moderate the discussions. 

Everyone is invited to these discussions and there is no need to RSVP. It is not necessary to commit to attending all discussions, but rather attend as you are able. Attendees are invited to bring their own lunch. Bethel-Bethany will provide beverages. 

These discussions are part of the effort in the Wisconsin Conference UCC to have various conversations about racial issues in preparation for the 2019 General Synod to be held in Milwaukee. 

They are also in preparation for Jennifer Harvey speaking in Milwaukee on Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 10am to noon. 

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