2013 Memphis Annual Conference, Collierville United Methodist Church, Collierville, TN
When
Sunday, June 2, 2013 to Wednesday, June 5, 2013

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>SUMMARY STORY: click here

>PHOTOS: http://memphis-umc.net/galleries/detail/71 

>2013 CLERGY APPOINTMENTS: as of 6-13-13  

The following videos are posted in chronological order in the AC 2013 Album:
(God Stories are at www.Memphis-UMC.org/ac2013GodStories)

Sunday, June 2, 2013
4:00 pm -- 2 Time Lapses, Registration and Sanctuary
4:30 pm -- Memorial Service, Preaching by Dr. John Bonson
7:00 pm -- Opening Worship, Bishop Bill McAlilly Preaching

Monday, June 3, 2013
10:30 am -- Gathering Celebrations
11:30 am -- Retirees and Passing of the Mantle
1:45 pm -- Gathering Celebrations
2:00 pm -- Strategic Mapping Team
2:20 pm -- Gil Rendle Teaching on the Mission Field
7:00 pm -- Commissioning and Ordination Service, Bishop McAlilly Preaching

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
8:00 am -- Gathering Celebrations
9:45 am -- Weaving Ministries
10:30 am -- Board of Lay Ministries
                   - Introductions
                   - Young Person's Address
                   - UMW and UMM
                   - Denman Awards
11:15 am -- Weaving Ministries
1:45 pm -- Gathering Celebrations
2:00 pm -- Weaving Ministries
2:30 pm -- Dr. Derrick-Lewis Noble Bible Study
7:00 pm -- Evening Worship, Biship Hope Morgan Ward Preaching

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
8:00 am -- Gathering Celebrations
8:15 am -- Celebrations of Stewardship
8:30 am -- Weaving Ministries
11:00 am -- Sending Forth Service, Bishop McAlilly Leading, Rev. Lora Jean Gowan Preaching

>LIVE FEED: (ended) 

>SCHEDULE: as of May 30

>SOCIAL MEDIA:

Hashtag for Annual Conference is #UMAC13

>WORSHIP BULLETINS (printable PDFs to follow live streaming)

PRE-CONFERENCE INFORMATION

Scroll all the way through for lots of information about 2013 Memphis Annual Conference!

  •  Online Registration Shortcuts:
  • Delegates (see Registration Instructions
    • Clergy - May 27 is deadline for online registration. 
    • Laity - May 27 is deadline for online registration. 
      • Delegates who do not register before online registration closes should bring their registration forms to registration tables at Collierville UMC on Sunday, June 2, between 2 and 4 p.m. OR mail no later than May 28 to: Conference Secretary, P.O. Box 452, Dyersburg, TN 38025.
  • Workshops - Online registration ends May 29.
  • Childcare - May 17 deadline
  • Witness Walk - Online registration ends June 2.
  • Meals - May 15 deadline
  • Youth Ministry Event - May 28 deadline

 >DATES:

  • June 2-5, 2013

>LOCATION:

>SCHEDULE: as of May 30

>40 DAY WALK WITH GOD Prayer Period leading up to Annual Conference:

>HOST COMMITTEE LETTER:

>DELEGATE REGISTRATION:

  • Deadline to register online: May 27. Read below how to register after May 27. 
  • Registration Instructions
    • Clergy - May 27 is deadline for online registration. Read below how to register after May 27
    • Laity - May 27 is deadline for online registration. Read below how to register after May 27.
  • Delegates who do not register before online registration closes should bring their registration forms to registration tables at Collierville UMC on Sunday afternoon, June 2, between 2 and 4 p.m. OR mail no later than May 28 to: Conference Secretary, P.O. Box 452, Dyersburg, TN 38025.

>PRE-CONFERENCE BRIEFINGS FOR DELEGATES: 

>DIRECTIONS, MAPS and PARKING:

>HOTELS:

>TOURISM INFO:

>FOOD, DINING and REFRESHMENTS:

>OFFERINGS: 

>RESOLUTIONS & PETITIONS

>CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT VOTING BY DELEGATES

>DISPLAYS: May 7 update - Sorry! No more display space is available.

>CHILDCARE:

>DENMAN EVANGELISM AWARDS:

>YOUNG PERSON'S ADDRESS:

>PREACHING:  Read story HERE.

  • Bishop Bill McAlilly

    • 7 p.m. Sunday, June 2, opening service (John 1:1-14)
    • 7 p.m. Monday, June 3, ordination service (Romans 12:1-3, 7-17)
  • Bishop Hope Morgan Ward

    • 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, worship service (Luke 1)
  • Dr. John R. Bonson, Sr., retiring Memphis Conference Director of Connectional Ministries

    • 4:30 p.m., Sunday, June 2, memorial service

>TEACHING:  Read story HERE.

>LIVE COMMUNICATIONS:

  • Wireless access code: June2013

  • Live Streaming: All sessions and worship services from the sanctuary will be live streamed, except the laity session on Monday morning. Look for live streaming link on home page of this Web site. Click HERE for latest agenda.

  • Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/memphisumc

  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/UM_MemphisConf 

    •  Hashtag for Annual Conference is #UMAC13

>MORNING COMMUNION AND PRAYERS:

  • 7:30 a.m. Monday through Wednesday, Ministry Center, Room 107-108

>EVENING COMMUNION:

  • 7 p.m. opening worship on Sunday, June 2

  • 7 p.m. evening worship on Tuesday, June 4

>WITNESS WALK: 

  • 6:30 a.m., Monday, June 3, H.W. Cox Park

  • Read story HERE.

  • Deadline to register to be guaranteed a t-shirt in your size choice: May 15.

  • Final deadline to register: June 2

  • Volunteers also needed! Read story to find out how to volunteer.

  • Register here.

>COMPANY d:

>WORKSHOPS:

>YOUTH MINISTRY EVENT

>RETIREE LUNCHEON: 

>CLERGY WOMEN'S BREAKFAST: 

>LAITY LUNCHEON CELEBRATION:

>CLERGY SPOUSE LUNCH: 

>HEALTH SCREENINGS:  

  • Cholesterol ~ Blood Sugar ~ Blood Pressure

  • Provided by Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare for clergy and laity  

  • Monday and Tuesday, June 3-4 ~ times to be announced at conference

>COKESBURY BOOKSTORE: 

>CLERGY CHOIR

  • Clergy invited to join choir during Monday Commission and Ordination service.

  • Read story HERE.

>ACTION ITEMS: Here is the document mailed to all delegates in early April.

>CONSENT AGENDA: Click here to read document posted May 6, 2013.

>DEADLINES:  

  • March 15: Deadline for materials for pre-conference booklet | office.mcumc@eplus.net or call 731-664-8480.

  • April 10: Deadline for nominations for Memphis Conference ‘Denman Evangelism Award’ for clergy, laity and youth | MORE INFO

  • April 14: Deadline for special audio-visual requestsblawson@memphis-umc.org

  • April 30: Deadline for submissions for ‘Young People’s Address’ | MORE INFO

  • May 2: Deadline to submit resolutions & petitions | MORE INFO

  • May 2-12Different deadlines for special rates for some Collierville area hotels | MORE INFO 

  • May 10: Deadline for catered meal requests at Collierville UMC during Annual Conference | Janet Snow at 901-854-0596 or sidneyjanetsnow@bellsouth.net

  • May 15: Deadline to submit AV materials to be shown during Annual Conference. (No late AV requests will be shown.) | Dr. John Bonson at director.mcumc@eplus.net or 731-664-8480

  • May 15: Deadline to register and be guaranteed a t-shirt in your size choice for June 3 "Witness Walk." You may register through June 2, but there is no t-shirt guarantee after May 15 | MORE INFO 

  • May 15: Deadline to reserve display space/tables | MORE INFO (As of May 7, no more display space is available.)

  • May 15: Deadline to preorder lunch for Monday and Tuesday -- provided by Collierville UMC youth | MORE INFO

  • May 15: Deadline for materials for handout bags for delegates (from approved agencies/ministries). Mail or deliver to Office Manager, Memphis Conference Office, 24 Corporate Blvd., Jackson, TN 38305. | office.mcumc@eplus.net or 731-664-8480

  • May 17: Deadline to register for childcare during worship services | MORE INFO

  • May 21: Deadline to make reservation for Clergy Spouse Luncheon on Tuesday, June 4 | MORE INFO

  • May 24: Deadline to make reservation for Clergy Women's Breakfast on Tuesday, June 4 | pastor.bee@stlukesumc or birgitte@stlukesumc.org or 901-452-6262 ext 124

  • May 27: Deadline for delegates to register | Instructions | Clergy | Laity

  • May 28: Deadline for individuals and youth groups to register for Youth Ministry Event on Tuesday, June 4 | MORE INFO

  • May 29: Deadline to register for four concurrent workshops (free) on Tuesday, June 4 | MORE INFO

  • May 29: Deadline for reservations for June 4 lunch gathering of Memphis Theological Seminary alumni | MORE INFO

  • June 2: Deadline to register for June 3 "Witness Walk" at Cox Park | MORE INFO

 >REFERENCE:

>NEED MORE OR DIFFERENT INFO?

  • Call the Memphis Conference Connectional Ministries office at 731-664-8480. Or email office.mcumc@eplus.net.