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2021 Annual Conference Schedule of Events & Agenda

The technologically-assisted Annual Conference session will begin Tuesday, June 1 with an online clergy session. Special online services will span over the course of several days and will be live streamed with the online business session scheduled for Monday, June 7 (a detailed schedule may be found below). 



  • Delegate Training Sessions*                                 Thursday, May 27 at 7 pm or Friday, May 28 at 9 am 
  • Clergy Session                                                         Tuesday, June 1 at 10 am
  • Retirement Recognition Service                           Tuesday, June 1 at 7 pm
  • Memorial Service                                                    Thursday, June 3 at 7 pm
  • Service of Ordination with Commissioning        Sunday, June 6 at 5 pm
  • Annual Conference Session                                  Monday, June 7 at 8:30 am

*Delegates are encouraged to attend one of these sessions. The two training sessions will be identical in format and content.



(Subject to change)


  • Monday, June 7: Online Annual Conference Session, 8:30 am - 5 pm, via Zoom webinar
  • A link to participate in the Zoom webinar for voting clergy and lay members will be sent in an email.
  • A link to watch for guests is provided.
  • A printable version of the schedule may be found here. 

Annual Conference Agenda

Monday, June 7 at 8:30 am

Online Meeting via Zoom Webinar

"Alive Together at the Table"


8:15 am             Zoom Webinar Platform Opens 
8:30 am             Morning Business Session

                            Welcome / And Are We Yet Alive

                            Episcopal Address

                            Recognition of GNTV

                            Training led by GNTV

                            Organizing Motions

                            Consent Calendar

                            Official Attendance Vote

                            Board of Ordained Ministry

                                     Receiving New Clergy

                            Equitable Compensation Report

                            Pension and Health Benefits Report


                            Church Closings

                            Church Disaffiliations


                            Lay Leader and Laity Cabinet Recognition

                            Greetings from Bishop David Graves

                            Cabinet Presentation


11:30 am           Lunch Break


12:30 pm           Afternoon Business Session

                            John Wesley Moment

                            Conference Agencies Recognition

                            The Postponed 2020 General Conference: An Update from the Heads of the Delegation        

                            Leadership Forum Task Force Report

                            A Time of Active Listening with the Annual Conference

                            Council on Finance & Administration Report

                            October 9, 2021 Conference Gathering


                            Invitation to the 2022 Annual Conference

                            Closing Motions and Announcements Courtesies


                            Sending Forth Service (including Fixing of Appointments)


*Breaks will be included throughout the day

**While we anticipate concluding our business by mid-afternoon, we ask that you please plan your day for a 5 pm adjournment.


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