Annual Meeting artwork by Vanessa Walters, high school student and member of St. Paul's UCC in Wausau
Annual Meeting 2013 Faith Formation Gatherings
Sunday, June 9 at 8:30am
"Gilead" by Marilynne Robinson: A discussion.
this book mean for individual Christians and churches today. There will be a short presentation, and then
there will be a series of questions to stimulate our facilitated discussion
together. Bring a copy of the book if
you wish. Marilynne Robinson will be in
Wisconsin the coming fall, to present the first Mutton Lecture. This is a chance either to get to know her
work, or remember it from several years ago, and perhaps look at Gilead with new eyes. The Rev.
Curt Anderson was a parish minister for 41 years before retiring in June of
2012. His last position was as Senior
Minister of First Congregational UCC, Madison.
The Grounds for Hanging In
Enjoy Bible Study with David Moyer. The text is from II Corinthians, Chapter
4. Reflect on the things the Apostle
Paul says are essential for "keeping heart" through good times and bad. The Rev.
David Moyer is retiring this year from ministry as the Conference Minister
for the Wisconsin Conference UCC.
Come, walk and enjoy a renewing
experience, there are no tricks, there are no decisions to be made as one walks
the labyrinth -much as the walking of a sacred spiritual path in life. Our only decision is to choose God and surrender
to divine guidance. Whatever one's religion, walking the labyrinth clears the
mind and gives insight. It calms people in the throes of life's
transitions. The Rev. Wanda Veldman will be on hand to welcome you and answer
Praying and Making Ritual
Using the Faith Practice, "Praying and Making
Ritual" we will explore ways that we make and keep rituals within our
tradition. This Faith Formation time
will not only provide a time of prayer and reflection, but also an introduction
of one of the latest practices to be published.
The Rev. Rebecca A. Johnston
is the Intentional interim pastor at St. Peter's United Church of Christ in
Saukville, WI. She was a writer and editor for the Faith Practices resource and
is an active member of the Association of United Church Educators.
Strategies for Coping with Change"
not optional. Change occurs in our lives all the time and every change jostles
us into a new configuration of ourselves. What are the spiritual skills that
help you adapt to change? We will explore seven strategies for coping with
change. Holly Whitcomb, the Director of Kettlewood Retreats, is an author,
retreat leader, and spiritual director. Her latest book is Seven Spiritual Gifts of Waiting.