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
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
|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:
Make your plans now to attend this combined annual meeting!
Franz Rigert’s report to Annual Meeting – Energy 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:
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”