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Questions?

Please contact Michigan Conference Event Planner and Annual Conference Executive Team member Nancy Arnold

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Annual Conference 2020?

FAQs and answers can be found here.

NEW! When will my Legislative Guide arrive in the mail?

The 2020 Michigan Annual Conference Legislative Guides were mailed first-class on Monday, July 13, 2020.  You should receive them no later than Monday, July 20, 2020.  Please be in touch with Sarah Vollmer if you've not received your packet by then.

Why attend the 2020 Virtual Michigan Annual Conference?

The 2020 Michigan Annual Conference will provide you a unique opportunity to:

  • Be the main connection of information for your local church on the future of the Michigan Conference.
  • Join with thousands of United Methodists across the state in collective worship and centering devotions.
  • Participant in the essential business of the Annual Conference, lending your voice to extend the work of the church.

What is frequently asked questions?

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) or Questions and Answers (Q&A), are listed questions and answers, all supposed to be commonly asked in some context, and pertaining to a particular topic.

What does it cost to attend?

Registration is $45 per person.  Conference equalization members, retired clergy, and clergy with no voice / no vote do not pay a fee.

Where do other Conferences in our Jurisdiction hold their Annual Conferences? What are their costs?

Venues include Conference/Convention Centers, Events Centers, Hotels and Resorts.  West Ohio and East Ohio hold their Annual Conferences at a Chautauqua Community.

What services will be provided for those with physical disabilities?

ASL interpreters will be present for July 27 plenary segments.

Will there be a Clergy Session?

Yes, Clergy Session is scheduled for Tuesday, July 28 from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 pm EDT,

Is there something I can take back to my church to help me report?

Better yet, invite them to watch!  The Opening Worship on Sunday, July 26 at 7 pm EDT, and Conference Plenary on Monday July 27 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT are open for anyone to view. They will be streamed on Facebook and the 2020.michiganumc.org websites.

How can I get invited to attend?

By Discipline, all ordained elders are required to attend annual conference. Each local church is also asked to send a voting Lay Member to Annual Conference.  Some local churches choose to send an alternate as well.  Speak to your pastor and your local church nomination committee to express interest in attending. Contact your district office and express interest in attending as a voting member.  Even if you are not nominated as a voting member, everyone is invited to attend as a guest.  Guests are not able to vote during plenary sessions.

We hope you will plan to attend!

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