19th Annual Conference Session

May 20 – May 22, 2018

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 20-22 event at the convention center in Wildwood.

Sunday, May 20

 Exhibits and Cokesbury Bookstore 

1:00 p.m. Registration Opens  
4:00 p.m. Clergy Executive Session Ballrooms
  Laity Session West Hall
5:00 p.m Clergy Dinner Ballrooms
  Laity Dinner East Hall
7:00 p.m. Commissioning and Ordination Worship  

Monday, May 22

7:00 a.m. Breakfast on your own; group prearranged breakfasts. Groups are to sign up by April 15.  
7:45 a.m.  Communion on the Beach Convention Center Deck Ocean Side
8:25 a.m.  Praise and Worship West Hall
8:40 a.m.  Organizing the Conference West Hall
8:50 a.m.  Episcopal Address West Hall
9:30 a.m.    Legislation – Nominations, Trustees Enabling Legislation, Advance Specials, 2018-2023 Strategic Plan. West Hall 
10:00 a.m.   Making, Shaping and Engaging Passionate Disciples of Jesus Christ – Junius Dotson, General Secretary, Discipleship Ministries West Hall 
10:45 a.m.  Celebrate A Future With Hope Recovery Ministry and What’s Next West Hall
11:00 a.m.   Vital Mission Partner Updates – A Future With Hope, The United Methodist Stewardship Foundation of Greater New Jersey, The Centenary Fund, United Methodist Communities, Next Generation West Hall
11:20 a.m.   Service of Remembrance and Communion West Hall
12:15 p.m.   Lunch East Hall and East Deck
  Bishop’s Luncheon with Memorial Service Families Meeting Room 1
  Exhibits and Cokesbury Bookstore  
1:40 p.m. Praise and Worship West Hall
1:55 p.m.   Leadership Address West Hall
2:25 p.m.  Legislation – Budget, Shared Ministries Formula, Pension, Equitable Compensation, Discontinuance of Churches, Cemetery Report West Hall
3:15 p.m.   Our Global Partners – Methodist Church of Puerto Rico and North Katanga Episcopal Area West Hall
3:45 p.m.     Miracles Everywhere Campaign West Hall
4:10 p.m.   Workshops Assigned Locations
  Mission Project – Stop Hunger Now East Hall
6:15 p.m.   Adjourn for the Day  
6:30 p.m.    Extension Ministry Dinner  
  Dinner for groups and individuals at the convention center  

Tuesday, May 23

7:00 a.m.    Breakfast on your own; group prearranged breakfasts. Groups are to sign up by April 15.  
7:45 a.m. Communion on the Beach Convention Center Deck Ocean Side
8:30 a.m.  Praise and Worship and Bible Study West Hall
8:45 a.m.  Teaching Speaker West Hall
10:00 a.m.   Service of Passage and Reading of the Appointments West Hall
10:45 a.m.  Thank you and Acknowledgement West Hall
11:00 a.m.  Legislation West Hall
1:00 p.m. Adjournment