Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting 2019

Combined Annual Meeting For Conference AND Associations

April 5th – 6th at the Glacier Canyon Conference Center in the Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells

Living the Light

He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light. The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.
John 1: 8-9

Here are links to videos that were shown at the 2019 Annual Meeting:

Rev. Franz Rigert’s Presentation, Saturday, April 6 (includes the Living the Light video)

Rev. Franz Rigert’s Presentation, Saturday, April 6 (Franz’s speech only)

Living the Light in the Wisconsin Conference video, shown during Franz’s presentation on Saturday

Rev. Joanne Thomson’s sermon from worship on Saturday, April 6

Larry Littlegeorge speaking about the Doctrine of Discovery at Annual Meeting 2018

Your Labor is Not in Vain song video

Guidebook for Annual Meeting 2019

Directions to Glacier Canyon Conference Center

The Annual Meeting is taking a different form for 2019. Due to hosting General Synod in June, the Associations and Conference decided to combine annual meetings this year into One Meeting to engage in the business of two settings of the Church.

In addition to taking care of business, the conference-wide planning team is scheduling time for fun and connecting with others from your Association and around the Conference.

The meeting will begin with dinner on Friday and run through Saturday afternoon. During this time we will:

  • Participate in the important business of both the Associations and the Conference
  • Hear how churches across Wisconsin are Living the Light in their congregations and communities (Your church can be one of those featured… more info to come!)
  • Engage in an uplifting worship service
  • Catch up with friends over meals in the main meeting room

Make your plans now to attend this combined annual meeting!


2018 Annual Meeting Videos and Resources

You can find some of the videos and materials you heard about at Annual Meeting here. Download or follow the links.

Franz Rigert’s report to Annual MeetingEnergy 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:
Script version

Bible Study with Karl Kuhn – Download materials:
Frightful Crossings – Bible Study
Frightful Crossings Handout

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”

Wisconsin Conference United Church of Christ 2018 Annual Report:
PDF (download)
View online





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