From Comfort to Hope

Dear friends, May was not the month I expected or hoped for. Personally, illness and injuries plagued my family, so I had to cancel some of my planned visits and meetings this month. However, it was the violence that ripped through communities which broke me, again. Milwaukee. Buffalo. Galena, California. Uvalde, Texas. A culture of […]

Christ is Risen, Indeed!

Dear friends, Christ is Risen, Indeed! The Easter season lasts 7 weeks until Pentecost (this year, Pentecost is on June 5th). In this Easter season, we remember that the disciples experienced the risen Christ as we experience the arrival of spring, as the old hymn “Now the Green Blade Riseth” sings: Now the green blade […]

2022 ABW Annual Retreat – June 3 – 5, 2022, Green Lake Conference Center

“It Is Well With My Soul” American Baptist Women’s Ministries 2022 Annual Retreat June 3 – 5, 2022 | Green Lake Conference Center   Join the American Baptist Women of Wisconsin as they join for their Annual Retreat on the grounds of the beautiful Green Lake Conference Center. Registration form and agenda can be found […]

Getting Settled

Dear friends, I have spent my first month unpacking, getting settled into a routine, learning how to pronounce certain names like “Waukesha” (but don’t ask me to pronounce “Oconomowoc” yet) and meeting many of you! In my first month I have visited nine churches of our region, and I have scheduled most Sundays through mid-June […]

Greetings From Our New Executive Minister

Dear new friends and colleagues, I am so delighted to be here in Wisconsin! We have settled into our home that we are renting in Brookfield, registered my son for school, obtained driver’s licenses and registered to vote. There are so many details to take care of when moving to a new place! I will […]

AG Session Leaders

Rev. Fred Oaks President of the Board of Managers – American Baptist Churches of Wisconsin Fred Oaks is a graduate of Northern Seminary and was ordained in 1987 by Elliott Avenue Baptist Church in Springfield, IL. He served American Baptist churches in IL, MI, and IN until 2005 when he became a program director at […]

The POST Advent 2019 Series

MONDAYS, STARTING DECEMBER 2, 2019 | 8-8:45PM CT The POST is an experimental online faith community growing in Christian discipleship in a “post-____” landscape. To join, visit abcofwi.org/the-post.

November ’19 Wisconsin Baptist Lead Article

Everything IS Connected Carolyn Dugan, Associate Regional Minister of Camping Imagine a spider web…what do you see? What is the web hooked or anchored to? Are there any base strands? Is the web perfectly symmetrical or are there flaws/imperfections? Did you see a spider? Was it working or resting? This is our faith. What are […]

October ’19 Wisconsin Baptist Lead Article

VAST EXPANSES—PAST & PRESENT Sandra Kalland, Vice-President ABC/WI Board of Managers I had the opportunity to sit by Lake Michigan this morning. As I looked out at the vastness of the water, and as the waves gently hit the shore, I couldn’t help but be reminded of the Church. As I looked at the water […]

Promoting Christian Education in 2019

In 2019, the ABC Wisconsin Commission on Congregational Mission has discerned a focus on promoting Christian Education, especially Biblical Knowledge, Interpretation, and Application for Local Congregations, with special consideration for new teaching approaches. The commission plans to do this in three ways: Christian Education Resources Review/Recommendations: The commission will distribute “reviews and recommendations” of current […]