2018 Annual Meeting

December 4, 2018
Sun Prairie United Methodist Church
Doors open at 8:00am

Make plans to attend this meeting and engage with other Christians to strengthen ecumenical relationships, increase awareness of critical needs within our state and country, and identify opportunities to take action — individually, in your congregation, and in your communities.

Keynote Speakers:

Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III
With civil rights advocacy in his DNA, Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III built his ministry on community advancement and social justice activism. As Senior Pastor of Trinity United church of Christ in Chicago, Ill., Dr. Moss spent the last two decades practicing and preaching a Black theology that unapologetically calls attention to the problems of economic inequality. Dr. Moss is part of a new generation of ministers committed to preaching a prophetic message of love and justice, which he believes are inseparable companions that form the foundation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As part of his community engagement through Trinity United Church of Christ, Dr. Moss led the team that come up with the “My Life Matters” curriculum; which includes the viral video “Get Home Safely: 10 Rules of Survival”.
Read more about Rev. Dr. Moss here

Students Leaders from 50 Miles More
People say that the youth are our future. 50 Miles more aims to show that they are the present. They say “We will not wait until society decides we are old enough to take on the issues that affect our lives. Now is our time, and we are prepared to take on the nation’s top leaders to make our voices heard. Our generation has grown up watching school shootings destroy lives and then get swept out of the spotlight. We refuse to let this happen again. We looked to history and an earlier generation of young leaders who fueled real change. In 1965, civil rights leaders organized the multi-day 54 miles Selma to Montgomery marches. Those 54 long miles took us a long way toward progress, and are the inspiration for our march. Our first march was a four day, 50 mile march from Madison to Janesville, the home of House Speaker Paul Ryan”.
Read more about 50 Miles More

Schedule for the day:

8:00am Registration & Refreshments
8:45 Welcome and Morning Prayer
9:00 Business Meeting
9:45 Break
10:00 Keynote Conversation
Student Leaders from 50 Miles More
Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, Senior Pastor of Trinity UCC, Chicago
11:00 Break
11:15 Breakout Sessions A (choose one)
Community First Responders & Program the Parks, Vaun Mayes
A Conversation with Today’s Speakers, 50 Miles More & Rev. Moss
Unite to End Racism: Participant Stories, Rev. Amy Fondroy Eich
11:50 Breakout Sessions B (choose one)
Community First Responders & Program the Parks, Vaun Mayes
A Conversation with Today’s Speakers, 50 Miles More & Rev. Moss
Unite to End Racism: Participant Stories, Rev. Amy Fondroy Eich
12:30pm Lunch
1:30 Worship Service of Celebration & Installation of
the Rev. Kerri Parker as Executive Director of the WI Council of Churches
2:45 Blessing and Sending

Lodging: Rooms are available at LaQuinta Inn & Suites, 5217 East Terrace Drive, Madison. 608-245-0123. The rate is $67.50 for a king bed room and $76.50 for a double room. These rooms are held until 11/2/18. To reserve a room, call 1-866-527-1498 and identify yourself as a member of the WI Council Of Churches, Reservation Block confirmation number 70062677.

Registration fee: Early Bird – $80 until November 2, $100 Late registration after November 2.

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