2024 Annual Conference

The 2024 Annual Conference for The United Methodists of Greater New Jersey is
May 19-21, 2024, at the Wildwood Convention Center, NJ. 
The 2024 Pre-conference Workbook is now available.

Rules of Order

If you require assistance in registering for a room, please contact Joy Samaniego at: JSamaniego@WildwoodsNJ.com or 609-846-2736.

For assistance with registration, click here.


  • The Wildwood’s Convention Center has a very large Parking Lot which is free for your use during the event.
  • Golf Carts will be operating if you need a ride from your car to the Convention Center.
  • Meals included with your registration: Clergy/Laity Session Dinner, Ordination Reception (EPA), and lunch on the second day of Annual Conference.
  • Focus/Gathering Meals for Breakfast and Dinner are at an additional cost.
  • Wildwoods list of Mid-Week open Restaurants found here.
  • The following items below are CLOSED (closed as of 4/12) for registrants:
    • Focus Meals:
      Drew Breakfast
      Stewardship Dinner
      Order of Elders Breakfast
    • Workshops:
      GNJ Birdhouse/Mission Project
      Embodied Movement

Information for the Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference can be found here.

Agenda for Sunday, May 19

1:00 p.m. Open Registration & Fellowship
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

Agenda for Monday, May 20

7:00 a.m. Breakfast on your own;
Group prearranged breakfasts
7:45 a.m. Communion on the Beach – Convention Center Deck Ocean Side
8:30 a.m. Praise and Worship – West Hall
8:45 a.m. Organizing the Conference
9:00 a.m. Business and Legislation:
Committee on Episcopacy Report, Sexual Ethics Policy Update, Sexual Misconduct Response Team, Safe Sanctuaries, A Safer GNJ Amendment, Moving Forward with “A Safer GNJ,” Amend Conference Rules, Church Closures
10:30 a.m. Leadership Address
11:00 a.m. Service of Remembrance
12:00 p.m. Episcopal Nominees
12:15 p.m. Lunch – East Hall and East Deck
Bishop’s Luncheon with memorial service families
1:30 p.m. Workshops
2:45 p.m. Praise and Worship – West Hall
3:00 p.m. Episcopal Nominees
3:15 p.m. Business and Legislation
MOU for Collaboration, Strategic Direction, 2025 Budget, Nominations Report, Advanced Specials, Trustees Enabling, Minimum Equitable Salary, Parsonage Standards, GNJ Arrearage Policy, A Future With Hope Bylaws, Affirm GNJ “A Way Forward”
4:30 p.m. Episcopal Address
5:00 p.m. Service of Passage with Anointing
5:45 p.m. Adjourn for the Day
6:30 p.m. Dinner for groups and individuals at the convention center (pre-arranged)

Agenda for Tuesday, May 21

7:00 a.m. Breakfast on your own;
Group prearranged breakfast
7:45 a.m. Communion on the Beach – Convention Center Deck Ocean Side
8:30 a.m. Praise and Worship – West Hall
8:45 a.m. Reading of the Appointments – West Hall
9:00 a.m. Episcopal Nominees
 9:15 a.m. Business and Legislation
Pension and Health Benefits, Appointments, Providing a Path of Grace After General Conference
 11:00 a.m. Closing Worship with Communion

For more Information, please contact:

Wildwood Convention Center, Wildwood, NJ | May 19-21 2024