Join congregations from around the state at the 2016 Annual Meeting, as we explore together how to shift from a maintenance mindset to a mission mindset.
Keynoter Rev. Cameron Trimble of the Center for Progressive Renewal will bring us insights into trendlines and how they impact the present and future of our congregations. She will also share uplifting examples of congregations around the country that are shifting their ministry focus, and inspire us to think creatively about our own ministries.
This year’s annual meeting will build on work being done by congregations throughout the Conference seeking new approaches to mission and ministry. Through small group sessions on Saturday morning (June 11) we’ll deepen our connections and learn about resources available to support our efforts to move in new directions. Saturday afternoon workshops will explore five areas of ministry that we believe will be the focal point for most congregational SHIFT efforts. Attendees will gain valuable information to use in your home congregation.
Plan to bring a team from your congregation to Annual Meeting, whether to work on your own SHIFT project or to share your experiences and learn about what other congregations are doing. Register for the entire weekend for the greatest value, or for Saturday only.
The Conference Annual Meeting is a great opportunity to gather with friends from around the state in worship and song, in camaraderie and fun, and to be the church. Participate in the social gathering on Friday evening, view the exhibits – including “Bookstore Bob”! – and enjoy the beautiful setting. Registration is open – make your plans now.
Annual Meeting Schedule:
Registration opens at 9:00 a.m. Friday, June 10
Lunch 11:30 – 1:00
Program begins Friday at 1:00 pm
Program ends with Sunday Worship, June 12
Come, explore new ideas, and enjoy the company of friends
old and new in the Wisconsin UCC.