18th Annual Conference Session

May 21 – May 23, 2017

Annual Conference is a yearly session for clergy and lay members to worship, learn about programs and conduct the business of the United Methodist Church of Greater New Jersey. During the Annual Conference session, members of the conference will hear reports of past and ongoing work; adopt future goals, programs and budgets; ordain clergy members as deacons and elders and vote on Constitutional amendments. All are welcome to the May 21-23 event at the convention center in Wildwood.

Teaching Moment: Cultural Competence

Presenter: Erin M. Hawkins
Ms. Hawkins is the General Secretary of the General Commission on Religion and Race. She is lead official of the denominational agency that cultivates racial inclusion and the full participation of all people into the work, witness and life the United Methodist Church.

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Sunday, May 21

1:00 p.m. | Registration Opens

  • Exhibits and Cokesbury Bookstore

4:00 p.m. | Clergy Executive Session and Laity Session

5:00 p.m. | Clergy Dinner and Laity Dinner

7:00 p.m.  Commissioning and Ordination Worship

Monday, May 22

7:00 a.m. | Breakfast

  • Breakfast is on your own.
  • Group prearranged breakfasts (groups are to sign up by April 28)

7:45 a.m. | Communion on the Beach

8:30 a.m. | Praise and Worship

8:45 a.m. | Organizing the Conference

9:00 a.m. | Episcopal Address

9:40 a.m. | Legislation

  • Nominations, Trustees Enabling Legislation, Advance Specials, Relationship Statements (Introduction of Vital Mission Partners), Constitutional Amendments

11:00 a.m. | Service of Remembrance and Communion

12:00 p.m. | Lunch

  • Bishop’s Luncheon with memorial service families
  • Exhibits and Cokesbury Bookstore

1:30 p.m. | Praise and Worship

1:45 p.m. | Leadership Address

2:15 p.m. | Legislation

  • 2019 Strategic Plan Process, Budget, Shared Ministries Formula, Pension, Equitable Compensation, Discontinuance of Churches, Cemetery Report

3:15 p.m. |  Stewardship Foundation and Advancement Report                                   

3:45 p.m. | Workshops

  • Mission Project: Stop Hunger Now

5:45 p.m. | Adjourn for the Day

5:45 p.m. | Extension Ministry Dinner

5:45 p.m. | Dinner
For groups and individuals at the convention center

Tuesday, May 23

7:00 a.m. | Breakfast

  • Breakfast is on your own.
  • Group prearranged breakfasts (groups are to sign up by April 28)

7:45 a.m. | Communion on the Beach

8:40 a.m. | Praise and Worship

8:40 a.m. | Teaching Moment: Cultural Competence: Erin Hawkins

9:30 a.m. |   Service of Passage and Reading of the Appointments

10:15 a.m. |  Thank you announcements

10:30 a.m. |  Legislation

1:00 p.m. | Adjournment