Resolutions: Due to the large number of elections at the assembly this year as well as the bishop election, we are encouraging members to wait until next year to submit resolutions. Resolutions from our 2019 assembly will still be able to reach the 2019 churchwide assembly. If you have questions please contact Rich McLeer at email@example.com.
Nominations needed for open positions:
– synod council
– synod vice president
– synod secretary
– 2019 churchwide voting members
– discipline & consultation committees
If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else, please complete the form below. Instructions are on form. (It is important to downoad the file to your computer before you fill it out!) If you have difficulty, print out the completed form & send in to the synod office.Questions? Please contact: Robin Cherwinka at firstname.lastname@example.org or (608) 832-6388.
March 16 – Publication of Profiles from Pre-identified to Bishop Election Website
March 30 – Early Bird Synod Assembly Registration Closes
March 31 – Million Dollar Mission Jar Challenge Offerings to Synod Office in order to be included in celebration at Synod Assembly
April 4 – Deadline for hotel reservations – after the 4th, we can’t guarantee rooms will still be available at the Kalahari
April 5 – The Assembly Agenda and book will be available on line.
April 6 – Deadline for sending photos of your Baptismal Font for loop.
April 10 – Pre-Assembly Bishop Election Forum – 7:00 pm at First Congregational UCC Janesville
April 15 – Pre-Assembly Bishop Election Forum – 2:00 pm at Holy Wisdom Monastery
April 16 – Registration closes for Synod Assembly
Luther Memorial, Madison is seeking a full-time director of music. Applications are due May 1, 2018. For a position description and application information, please go to www.luthermem.org
Wisconsin Council of Churches 2018 Winter Forum
FAITHFUL INNOVATION IN AN UNCERTAIN WORLD MARCH 2—3 – THE REV. DWIGHT ZSCHEILE, PH.D.
The United Methodist Church, 600 Wilshire Ave, Stevens Point
In today’s dynamic cultural environment, churches have to be more than faithful–they have to be agile. That means embracing processes of trial, failure, and adaptation as they form Christian community with new neighbors. And that means a whole new way of being church. Taking one page from the Bible and another from Silicon Valley, priest and scholar Dwight Zscheile brings theological insights together with cutting-edge thinking on organizational innovation to help churches flourish in a time of profound uncertainty and spiritual opportunity. Picking up where his recent bestseller, People of the Way left off, Zscheile answers urgent and practical questions around how churches become agile and adaptive to meet cultural change. Dwight Zscheile is associate professor of congregational mission and leadership at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota and a consultant with churches and other non-profit organizations. He also serves part-time as associate priest at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in St. Paul. He is author of Participating in God’s Mission: A Theological Missiology for the Church in America (with Craig Van Gelder, forthcoming, Eerdmans), The Agile Church: Spirit-Led Innovation in an Uncertain Age (Morehouse Publishing, 2014), People of the Way: Renewing Episcopal Identity (Morehouse Publishing, 2012) and The Missional Church in Perspective: Mapping Trends and Shaping the Conversation (with Craig Van Gelder, Baker Academic 2011) and editor of Cultivating Sent Communities: Missional Spiritual Formation (Eerdmans, 2012). A graduate of Stanford University (BA), Yale University (MDiv) and Luther Seminary (PhD, Congregational Mission and Leadership), he previously served congregations in Virginia and Connecticut. Dwight’s experience growing up in a secular home in California has shaped his commitment to helping the church cultivate Christian community with new populations and generations in today’s changing world.
Forum Registration: Early bird registration (includes Friday dinner and Saturday lunch): $150. After February 12, 2018: $175
Church Team rate of $300 for 3 members of the same congregation. Contact Lori at 608-837-3108 or email for details.
Other meals and lodging are not included and must be arranged separately. Refund available with a cancellation fee of $20 if registrant cancels by January 27, 2018. After January 27, there is a cancellation fee of $75. Event is limited to 250 participants.
There will be a bishop election at the 2018 Synod Assembly. Information can be found at: https://scswbishopelection.org. To foster a fair, impartial process, please do not contact the synod office with anything regarding the election of our next bishop. Please contact Co-chairs Nancy Raabe or Jason Xiong at email@example.com or Vice President Robin Cherwinka at firstname.lastname@example.org (608-832-6388). Communications about the election will be sent from the Bishop Election Task Force directly.
If you wish to receive these mailings, sign up at: https://mailchi.mp/c53d3ca6ef4f/scswbishopelection2018