2015 Memphis Annual Conference, Jackson, TN
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Sunday, May 31, 2015 to Wednesday, June 3, 2015

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PRECONFERENCE INFORMATION:

>ANNUAL CONFERENCE VENUES in DOWNTOWN, JACKSON, TN: >DELEGATE REGISTRATION:   First read instructions and then
register online OR download paper registration. Click here to begin.  Online registration deadline was May 18.

>LIVE STREAM: Click here.    (Due to technical difficulties, services from Jackson First UMC will not be streamed. This includes Sunday's memorial service and Monday's ordination service. These two services are being recorded and will be accessible at a later date. Events and worship services from the Carl Perkins Civic Center are being streamed live as planned.)

>WORSHIP SERVICE BOOKLET: 36-page PDF document (This document will be included in delegate bags.)

>AGENDA (schedule of events): 4-page PDF document as of 5-29-15 (This document will be included in delegate bags.)

>RESOLUTIONS and PETITIONS: 7-page PDF document (This document will be included in delegate bags.)

>STREAMING AND SOCIAL MEDIA | DETAILS | LIVE STREAM

>VISITOR GUIDE to Jackson, TN: Click here

>HOTELS - Special rates and blocks ended May 1

>OFFERINGS:  All offerings other than the two occasions listed below for the Jerusalem Fund will go to
Imagine No Malaria in support of the $1 million goal of the Nashville Episcopal Area.
  • Celebration planned for last day of 2015 Memphis Annual Conference, Wednesday, June 3. Wear RED! | DETAILS
The Jerusalem Fund is the designated recipient of the following two offerings:
  • Executive Clergy Session on Monday, June 1, at 8:30 a.m. in the sanctuary at Jackson First UMC
  • Ordination Service on Monday, June 1, at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary at Jackson First UMC
>WORSHIP SERVICE PREACHERS:
  • Bishop William T. (Bill) McAlilly of the Nashville Episcopal Area that includes the Memphis (West Tennessee and Western Kentucky) and Tennessee (Middle Tennessee) Conferences will preach at the morning worship service on Monday, June 1, at the Civic Center.
  • Bishop Larry M. Goodpaster of the Western North Carolina Conference will preach at the ordination service on Monday evening, June 1, at Jackson First UMC.
  • Dr. Cynthia Davis, Metro McKendree District Superintendent, will preach at the afternoon service on Tuesday, June 2, at the Carl Perkins Civic Center.
  • Rev. Larry J. Daniel will preach at the memorial service on Sunday, May 31, at Jackson First UMC. Daniel currently serves Lexington First UMC in Lexington, Tenn., and is retiring at this annual conference.
>TEACHING SESSIONS: Bishop William T. (Bill) McAlilly will lead three teaching sessions in the Civic Center about John 4:
  • Session I on Tuesday, June 2, 8:15 a.m. – An Unexpected Perspective  
  • Session II on Tuesday, June 2, 9:30 a.m. – “Well” People
  • Session III on Wednesday, June 3, 8:10 a.m. – Why Her? Why Me?
>PRAYER ROOM and MORNING PRAYER SERVICES WITH COMMUNION | DETAILS

>EXHIBITS AND DISPLAYS: | DETAILS
  • GRACE PLACE UMC: will be selling merchandise | DETAILS
  • COKESBURY BOOKSTORE: lower level of Civic Center | DETAILS
>SLATE OF NOMINEES for delegates to 2016 General and Jurisdictional Conferences
to be elected during 2015 Memphis Annual Conference (bio document as of 4-17-15) | DETAILS

>LAITY BANQUET: TICKETS SOLD OUT
“1 of the 72 – Is God calling your congregation?” with Bishop Bill McAlilly
and Sue Engle, Memphis Conference Intentional Discipleship Action Team Leader
and pastor of Trinity UMC in Paducah, Ky., on Tuesday, June 2, at Jackson First UMC. | DETAILS

>RETIREE LUNCHEON: Monday, June 1, Clayton Hall, Jackson First UMC | DETAILS

>CLERGYWOMEN LUNCH: Monday, June 1, Family Life Forum Classroom, Jackson First UMC | DETAILS

>CLERGY SPOUSE LUNCHEON: Tuesday, June 2, Clayton Hall, Jackson First UMC | DETAILS

>BOX LUNCHES & SNACKS | Box lunches will be available on Monday and Tuesday, June 1 and 2. Order online. | DETAILS

>LAMBUTH HERITAGE ROOM TOURS: Sunday, May 31, and Tuesday, June 2, at University of Memphis Lambuth Campus | DETAILS

>YOUTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE - IGNITE: May 29-31 at Jackson First UMC | May 22 deadline to register | DETAILS

>CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES: Nursery and Kids Camp at Jackson First UMC | May 8 deadline to register | DETAILS

>CHARGING STATIONS for electronic devices: Look for signs!

>DEADLINES: >DISTRICT PRE-CONFERENCE BRIEFINGS: Dates and Times for Briefings The last briefing took place on May 5.

>DELEGATE MATERIALS: >MISCELLANEOUS: