Annual Conference 2021
Annual Conference 2021
June 12th - 10am
FB Live, Youtube Live, Conference Website
Highlights for AC2021 include:
- Celebrating the ministry of Bishop Paul and Janet Leeland
- Remembering the lives and ministry of deceased clergy, diaconal ministers, and spouses
- Receiving an offering for UMAR and the Northern Haiti Mission Connection
- Celebrating the retirement of clergy
- Approving the 2022 Conference Budget
- Find the full schedule and other AC2021 news & resources below.
June 11th - 10am
Ordering of Ministry
Stuart Auditorium, Lake Junaluska
Commissioning Service - 10 a.m.
Ordination Service - 2 p.m.
The United Methodist Church has continued to carry out its mission despite the unique challenges and uncertainties of 2020. That’s according to the new 2020 State of the Church Report produced by the Connectional Table and United Methodist Communications, themed “Blessed is the Church.” The report uses the framework of the Beatitudes to share a compilation of stories that provide an inspiring look at the ways the church responded in an unprecedented year – which included a global pandemic, renewed calls to end racism, a delayed General Conference and the possibility of a denominational split.
*DEADLINE EXTENDED! Video submissions are now due Friday, April 23rd.* The Worship Committee for the 2021 WNC Annual Conference is creating a virtual conference choir for the opening hymn. Singers of any age from WNC are invited to video record themselves singing the hymn, “And Are We Yet Alive.”
As has been the practice for some years, the WNC Conference Commission on Archives and History will recognize all churches celebrating their 100th, 150th, and 200th anniversaries in 2021. If your congregation is celebrating one of these anniversaries this year, please contact Jim Pyatt, Archivist, at email@example.com by April 1, so that your church will be included in this year’s recognitions.
The 2021 session of Annual Conference will be held virtually on Saturday, June 12 at 10:00 a.m., using the same format as the 2020 virtual session. The clergy session will be Friday, June 11, also held virtually. Due to ongoing presence of COVID 19 and our continued dedication to “Do No Harm,” we don’t anticipate that a gathering of this size will be feasible in person by June 2021. The Ordering of Ministry service will be held in person on Saturday, June 19 at Lake Junaluska. The combined service for clergy being commissioned and ordained will include 2020 and 2021 classes, with likely limits on attendance numbers and social distancing. More details will be shared in the coming weeks.