Program Schedule

    2018 Annual Conference Schedule
  Go... and Teach Them
    Matthew 28:16-20
   

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Thursday, June 21  
3:00   Executive Session of Clergy Members
    ¶ 605.6 – “The actions of the clergy session shall be for and on behalf
of the annual conference”
     
Friday, June 22    
7:30   Prayer Service, Memorial Chapel
10:30   Opening Worship: Go and Teach
     Bishop Sandra Steiner-Ball, West Virginia Conference, preaching
     Bishop Paul Leeland, liturgist
         The offering will go toward Bennett College
12:00   Lunch Recess
1:30   Conference Plenary - Business Session
        Opening Hymn and Prayer
        Call to Order
        Welcome from Lake Junaluska
        Procedural Matters, Elections for Conference, and Consent Calendar
        Plan of Organization and Rules
        Committee on Nominations
        Opening Remarks from Bishop Leeland
        The Duke Endowment
        Church Vitality
3:00   Break
3:30   Order of the Day: Recognition of Retiring Clergy
4:15   Conference Plenary - Business Session
        Board of Laity  (including Laity Address, UMW, UMM, UMY)
        Constitutional Amendment
5:30   Dinner Recess
7:30   Worship Service: Commissioning of Provisional Members 
    Bishop Alfred W. Gwinn, Jr., United Methodist Bishop (ret), preaching
     
Saturday, June 23  
7:30   Prayer Service, Memorial Chapel
8:30   Order of Morning Prayer
8:45   Annual Meeting of the Membership of the UM Foundation of WNC
9:15   Conference Plenary - Business Session
        Conference Council on Finance and Administration
           2019 Conference Budget
        The Commission on the Way Forward, Bishop Ken Carter
10:30   Break
11:00   Worship Service: Celebration of Life
    Rev. Jan Brittain, Williamson's Chapel UMC, preaching
12:15   Lunch Recess
1:45   Conference Plenary - Business Session
        Conference Board of Trustees
        Conference Board of Pension
        Committee on Episcopacy
        Brotherhood-Sisterhood
        Connectional Ministries 
3:45   Break
4:15   Conference Plenary - Business Session
        Cabinet Resolutions
        Petitions
5:30   Dinner Recess
7:30   Worship Service: Ordination of Deacons and Elders
    Bishop Alfred W. Gwinn, Jr., United Methodist Bishop (ret), preaching
    Bishop Paul Leeland, liturgist
     
Sunday, June 24    
10:00   Closing Worship Service: What Are We To Teach?
        Bishop Paul Leeland, preaching 
        Fixing of the Appointments and Sending Forth
        Adjournment of the 2018 Annual Conference, sine die
         The offering will go toward the Lake Junaluska Bridge Restoration
     
    2018 Annual Conference Schedule
  Go... and Teach Them
    Matthew 28:16-20
   

Download PDF of Schedule

 

Thursday, June 21  
3:00   Executive Session of Clergy Members
    ¶ 605.6 – “The actions of the clergy session shall be for and on behalf
of the annual conference”
     
Friday, June 22    
7:30   Prayer Service, Memorial Chapel
10:30   Opening Worship: Go and Teach
     Bishop Sandra Steiner-Ball, West Virginia Conference, preaching
     Bishop Paul Leeland, liturgist
         The offering will go toward Bennett College
12:00   Lunch Recess
1:30   Conference Plenary - Business Session
        Opening Hymn and Prayer
        Call to Order
        Welcome from Lake Junaluska
        Procedural Matters, Elections for Conference, and Consent Calendar
        Plan of Organization and Rules
        Committee on Nominations
        Opening Remarks from Bishop Leeland
        The Duke Endowment
        Church Vitality
3:00   Break
3:30   Order of the Day: Recognition of Retiring Clergy
4:15   Conference Plenary - Business Session
        Board of Laity  (including Laity Address, UMW, UMM, UMY)
        Constitutional Amendment
5:30   Dinner Recess
7:30   Worship Service: Commissioning of Provisional Members 
    Bishop Alfred W. Gwinn, Jr., United Methodist Bishop (ret), preaching
     
Saturday, June 23  
7:30   Prayer Service, Memorial Chapel
8:30   Order of Morning Prayer
8:45   Annual Meeting of the Membership of the UM Foundation of WNC
9:15   Conference Plenary - Business Session
        Conference Council on Finance and Administration
           2019 Conference Budget
        The Commission on the Way Forward, Bishop Ken Carter
10:30   Break
11:00   Worship Service: Celebration of Life
    Rev. Jan Brittain, Williamson's Chapel UMC, preaching
12:15   Lunch Recess
1:45   Conference Plenary - Business Session
        Conference Board of Trustees
        Conference Board of Pension
        Committee on Episcopacy
        Brotherhood-Sisterhood
        Connectional Ministries 
3:45   Break
4:15   Conference Plenary - Business Session
        Cabinet Resolutions
        Petitions
5:30   Dinner Recess
7:30   Worship Service: Ordination of Deacons and Elders
    Bishop Alfred W. Gwinn, Jr., United Methodist Bishop (ret), preaching
    Bishop Paul Leeland, liturgist
     
Sunday, June 24    
10:00   Closing Worship Service: What Are We To Teach?
        Bishop Paul Leeland, preaching 
        Fixing of the Appointments and Sending Forth
        Adjournment of the 2018 Annual Conference, sine die
         The offering will go toward the Lake Junaluska Bridge Restoration
     
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