2017 Memphis Annual Conference, Collierville, TN

WhenSunday, June 4, 2017 to Tuesday, June 6, 2017
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   Sent to Serve: God and Neighbor         2017 MEMPHIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE   


What is 'Annual Conference' in The United Methodist Church? Each year an equal number of clergy members
and lay members attend their conference's annual conference session for worship, fellowship, and to conduct
the business of the conference.These sessions include reports of past and ongoing work; adoption of future
goals, programs and budgets; ordination of clergy members as deacons and elders; and election of delegates
to Jurisdictional and General Conferences (every four years).The bishop presides. 

CHUCK KNOWS CHURCH explains The United Methodist Church's Annual Conference: Watch video.

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DATES  Sunday-Tuesday, June 4-6, 2017

LOCATION  Collierville United Methodist Church | 454 W. Poplar Ave., Collierville, TN PLANNED BY  HOST DISTRICT Metro District 

HOST CHURCH Collierville United Methodist Church, Collierville, Tennessee
 
HOTELS Click here for a list of hotel room blocks. (Each hotel has its own deadline.)

TOURISM INFO Find it HERE

AGENDA   Coming soon. Check back.

MOBILE APP  Find it HERE  Friendly suggestion: Download BEFORE you get to annual conference.

DELEGATE PRE-REGISTRATION and CHECK-IN 

PRE-REGISTRATION: CHECK-IN:
  • Check-in for lay and clergy delegates will be in separate locations on Sunday, June 4, beginning at 2 p.m.  
>Lay delegates: Check in at your district table in the Narthex next to the Sanctuary where you will meet for your Lay Session at 3:30 p.m.
>Clergy delegates Check in at your district table in the Garden Lobby just below Room 210 where you will meet for your Clergy Session at 3:30 p.m.

 
DELEGATE  MATERIALS 

>Consent Agenda
  • Agency and Ministry Reports | Click HERE (55-page PDF document)
>Actionable Items
  • Budget - 2018 Memphis Conference | Click HERE | 4-page 2018 narrative budget. View online and/or print. Print as 4-page booklet on 11x17 paper or as single pages on 8.5x11 paper.
  • Constitutional Amendments (5) |  UM NEWS SERVICE STORY   |   MORE DETAILS   |   DRAFT BALLOT
OFFERINGS
  • Congo Women Arise | DETAILS  (evening service on Sunday, June 4; morning and evening services on Monday, June 5)
  • The Jerusalem Fund | DETAILS  (clergy and lay sessions on Sunday, June 4; closing service on Tuesday, June 6)

WORSHIP SERVICES

  • Sunday Evening Worship (Sunday, June 4, 7 p.m.) Bishop Bill McAlilly will preach and Project Transformation interns will be commissioned.
  • Monday Opening Worship (Monday, June 5, 8:30 a.m.) Rev. Randy Cooper, pastor of Martin First UMC in Martin, TN, will preach.
  • Memorial Worship (Monday, June 5, 1 p.m.) Dr. David Comperry, pastor of Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Memphis, TN, will preach. This service remembers clergy and clergy spouses who have died during the preceding year.
  • Monday Evening Worship (Monday, June 5, 7 p.m.) This service will model a service of recovery -- a style of service built around recovery ministry, community and music. Worship leaders will be from ‘The Way’ at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Memphis, Tennessee.
  • Tuesday Evening Worship (Tuesday, June 6, 7 p.m.) Bishop Bill McAlilly will lead this service of licensing, commissioning and ordination with setting of appointments. 
TEACHING SESSIONS PRAYER ROOM and TUESDAY MORNING COMMUNION SERVICE | DETAILS

RESTAURANTS Find list HERE  (2-page PDF)

BREAKFAST, LUNCH & REFRESHMENTS AT THE CHURCH | DETAILS

PARKING LOT SHUTTLE SCHEDULE | DETAILS

YOUNG PEOPLE'S ADDRESS | DETAILS  The deadline to submit has been extended to May 8. 

DENMAN EVANGELISM AWARDS | DETAILS

RESOLUTIONS and PETITIONS | DETAILS | The deadline to submit (April 1) has passed.

EXHIBITS and DISPLAYS | DETAILS

CHILDCARE | nursery and kids' camp |  DETAILS

CHARGING STATIONS for electronic devices will be located in the church's Gallery, Bride's Room and Mission Center. 

CLERGY ROBING ROOM BEFORE ORDINATION SERVICE | Room MC101BC  (Security will be provided during service.)

WORSHIP LEADERS | Steven Oldham, song leader | James Story, pianist

PET CONSTRUCTION by Mobility Worldwide Memphis and Memphis Conference United Methodist Men | DETAILS

YOUTH ANNUAL GATHERING | June 3-4 right before Annual Conference, but at a different location | DETAILS

SPECIAL MEAL EVENTS
  • CLERGY SPOUSE LUNCHEON | DETAILS
  • CLERGY WOMEN DINNER | DETAILS
  • LAITY LUNCH | DETAILS
  • LAY SERVANT LUNCH | DETAILS
  • MARTIN METHODIST COLLEGE DINNER | DETAILS
  • RETIREE LUNCH (Board of Pensions) | DETAILS
  • SEMINARY MEALS | Contact seminary for information.
For SPECIAL MEAL EVENTS at Collierville United Methodist Church:
April 15
 is deadline to request AV media projection.
Email Rev. Bill Lawson at
blawson@memphis-umc.org

May 10 is deadline to request and coordinate catered meal events.
Email Brenda Schingle at 
bschingle@yahoo.com.

AV DEADLINES FOR APPROVED PRESENTERS   The deadline has passed.
PRE-CONFERENCE MEETINGS IN MARCH ABOUT 'NEW APPORTIONMENT PROPOSAL' | DETAILS 

DEADLINES
  • XApril 1: Deadline to submit resolutions & petitions | DETAILS
  • XApril 14: Deadline for submissions for young people's address | DETAILS  (This deadline was extended to May 8.)
  • XApril 15: Deadline for final AV media from approved presenters | See above under "AV Deadlines"
  • XApril 15: Deadline for AV requests for meal events | See above under "Special Meal Events"
  • XApril 15: Deadline for annual conference (session) budget needs from approved chairs and committees| rmccoy@memphis-umc.org
  • April 30: Deadline to request display & exhibit space | DETAILS 
  • May 4-15: Deadlines (vary by hotel) for special hotel rates | DETAILS
  • May 8: Deadline to submit nominations for Denman evangelism awards | DETAILS
  • May 8: Deadline for submissions for young people's address | DETAILS  (The previous deadline was April 14.)
  • May 10: Deadline to request and coordinate catered meal events | See above under "Special Meal Events"
  • May 15: Deadline for clergy and lay delegates to pre-register | DETAILS
  • May 15: Deadline for youth and youth groups to register for Youth Annual Gathering | DETAILS
  • May 15: Deadline for retirees to reply to attend retiree lunch | DETAILS
  • May 20: Deadline to register for childcare (nursery and kids' camp) | DETAILS 
  • May 22: Deadline for clergy spouses to make reservation for clergy spouse luncheon | DETAILS
  • May 23: Deadline for clery women to make reservation clergy women dinner | DETAILS
  • May 25: Deadline to request language translation services | DETAILS
  • May 26: Deadline to purchase tickets for laity lunch | DETAILS
  • June 2: Deadline to make reservation for lay servant lunch | DETAILS
PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING DATES
10 a.m. to Noon - Collierville United Methodist Church
  • XNov. 9, 2017
  • XJan. 26, 2017 
  • XFeb. 9, 2017 
  • XMarch 9, 2017 
  • XApril 20, 2017 
  • May 16, 2017
Keep checking back! As details are finalized, they are being posted on this page.
 

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