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Notice of Annual Meeting for the
Wisconsin Conference United Church of Christ
from Moderator Sarah Gallagher

Fire in the Pews!

Equipping God's people for the work of serving and building up the body of Christ.


As the Moderator of the Wisconsin Conference of the United Church of Christ, I invite and call you to gather for the Conference Annual Meeting, Friday, June 6 through noon, Sunday June 8, 2014.

On this Pentecost Sunday weekend, theme scripture, Ephesians 4: 11-13, lights up the collective consciousness of our community of the Wisconsin Conference-"God's purpose was to equip God's people for the work of serving and building up the body of Christ . . . " Not only will we worship and learn as God's community, but we will celebrate the way laity across Wisconsin are lit up by God's Spirit and continue to be inspired and renewed by the Conference's Lay Academy. 

Here's what you can expect from this year's Annual Meeting!

  • Meet Rev. Michael Obenauer, our Interim Conference Minister
  • Through the moving teaching and preaching of long-time Lay Academy instructors, Dr. Carolyn Pressler, Dr. Dow Edgerton, and Dr. Martha Baumer, you are invited to have the fire of God's Spirit flamed within you once again. 
  • Through many and varied workshops, you will be brought under the teaching influence of God's Spirit through presenters who will open your mind and expand your understanding.
  • Through experiences of worship, skillfully and joyfully crafted by the Rev. Carol DiBiasio-Snyder and the Worship Leadership Team, you will feel the joy and deepen the faith-our collective faith.
  • Through the motivational witness of Lay Academy participants from the past twenty years, whose gifts will be evident throughout the gathering in word, song, prayer, hospitality, and creative act, you will be actively invited to catch the flame of the Lay Academy.
  • A vote on the resolution to declare the Wisconsin Conference Open and Affirming.  Churches have been studying and reviewing this proposal since the 2013 Annual Meeting.

Join us for Fire in the Pews!, the exciting gathering of the Wisconsin Conference UCC. You can find information about registration for the meeting, lodging and meals on the Conference website at wccucc.org/annualmeeting.

See you there,

Sarah R. Gallagher


For complete information about this year's Annual Meeting refer to the Complete Annual Meeting Brochure. To register online, click here.

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