WI Annual Conference Devotional
Good morning Siblings of Christ,
The 2021 Annual Conference of the Wisconsin Conference of The United Methodist Church was once again held virtually this year, June 18 & 19 2021. This year’s theme – “Radical Inclusion and Racial Justice”
Annual Conference began Friday morning with opening music featuring Native American flute music and drumming with a call to honor the heritage of the land, followed by opening worship. Bishop Hee-Soo Jung presided live over the Annual Conference from the Conference Center in Sun Prairie.
Saturday’s session opened with a video by Rev. Lamarr Gibson celebrating Juneteenth followed by an opening worship service.
Materials and links to pre-recorded videos were available on the conference website. The Annual Conference was also livestreamed to YouTube for viewing both Friday and Saturday. There were 685 registrants for the Annual Conference.
Our Lay Annual Conference delegates, John Childers & Jenny Tsuzuki-Korbar and Pastor Clarissa will highlight the work of the Wisconsin Conference and share how the conference is moving and guiding us towards work on radical inclusion and racial justice.
Welcome to Wisconsin 2021 Annual Conference Reflections.
Blessings & Peace.
Rev. Clarissa Martinelli
Pastor, Fifth Avenue UMC
323 South Fifth Avenue
West Bend, WI
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful
beyond measure. I am a child of God.” marianne williamison