Annual Conference has been postponed

We are considering dates in early October. More information will be shared as it becomes available.

Annual Conference Session

May 31 – June 2

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 2020 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 participate in congregational leadership development workshops and a mission project. All are welcome to this event at the convention center in Wildwood.

Sunday, May 31

1:00 p.m. Registration Opens
Exhibits and Cokesbury Bookstore
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 | West Hall
9:30 p.m. Clergy Session Continued (as needed)

Monday, June 1

7:00 a.m. Breakfast on your own; Group prearranged breakfasts
7:30 a.m. Communion at the Beach | Convention Center Deck Ocean Side
8:00 a.m. Intercessory Prayer
8:30 a.m. Praise and Worship | West Hall
8:45 a.m. Organizing the Conference | West Hall
9:00 a.m. Episcopal Address | West Hall
9:45 a.m. Legislation | Nominations, Trustees Enabling Legislation, Advance Specials, Budget, Shared Ministries Formula  
11:15 a.m. Service of Remembrance | West Hall
12:15 p.m. Lunch | East Hall and East Deck
Luncheon for Service of Remembrance families | Meeting Room 1
1:30 p.m. Workshops | TBA
3:15 p.m. Legislation | Pension and Health, Equitable Compensation, Standards for Parsonages, Arrearage Policy, Discontinuance of Churches

Leadership Reports | Lay Leader, Mission Partners, General Conference, Connectional Table and Cabinet

Legislation | Next Generation Goals, Aldersgate

4:30 p.m. Worship | with offering for Miracles Everywhere
6:00 p.m. Adjourn for the Day
6:30 p.m. Extension Ministry Dinner
Group pre-arranged dinner for groups

Tuesday, June 2

7:00 a.m. Breakfast on your own; Group prearranged breakfasts
7:45 a.m. Communion on the Beach | Convention Center Deck Ocean Side
8:00 a.m. Intercessory Prayer | Prayer Room
8:30 a.m. Praise and Worship | West Hall
8:45 a.m. Episcopal Nominee Balloting | West Hall
9:00 a.m. Way Forward and The Connection Report and Legislation
9:45 a.m. Episcopal Nominee Balloting | West Hall
10:00 a.m. Service of Passage and Reading of the Appointments | West Hall
10:45 a.m. Thank you
10:50 a.m. Episcopal Nominee Balloting
11:00 a.m. Legislation and Episcopal Nominee Balloting | Unfunded Liabilities, Priority of Monies, Nominations Process, Nepotism

Closing Communion
1:00 p.m. Adjournment