An agenda for the two-day session, set for August 14 - 15 in Tifton, is now being finalized. Careful planning is needed in order to be sensitive to the work schedule of laity elected to represent their local church and to the specific services and business matters that are an important part of the Annual Conference Session. To accomplish this, the conference will be structured so that registration will open at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 14. The Retirement Recognition and Golden Anniversary Celebration will follow at 11 a.m. The Memorial Service will begin at 2 p.m. All who are able to attend these events are invited to do so.
“I feel certain that all clergy, and as many laity as possible, will want to be present,” Bishop Bryan said. “These are high and holy moments for our annual conference.”
Following the Memorial Service, there will be time for attendees to check into hotels and to accommodate the arrival of those who will be traveling after work to arrive for annual conference.
Friday evening includes the Clergy and Laity Sessions, the opening worship service, and the opening business session.
In addition to the regular business session Saturday morning, the Service of Ordination and Commissioning will be held at 11 a.m. The final business session will be held Saturday afternoon and will conclude in time for clergy and laity to be in their home churches Sunday morning. Additional details will be provided in the weeks ahead.
Friday, Aug 14
10:00 a.m. Registration Opens
11:00 a.m. Retirement Service
2:00 p.m. Memorial Service
6:00 p.m. Clergy and Laity Sessions
7:00 p.m. Opening Worship
7:30 p.m. Opening Business Session
Saturday, Aug 15
8:00 a.m. Business Session resumes
11:00 a.m. Ordination
2:00 p.m. Business Session resumes
Please note: The business session will conclude before dinner time on Saturday with hopes to finish earlier.