The 233rd session of the Baltimore-Washington Conference will be held Wednesday, May 31, through Friday, June 2, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington D.C. This annual event is expected to draw more than 1,500 clergy and lay members from 632 United Methodist churches in Maryland, Washington, the panhandle of West Virginia and Bermuda.
Online registration is now open.
One of the highlights of the session will be the Service of Ordination, which is scheduled to be held Thursday evening, June 1. A Memorial Service and a retiree celebration will also be highlights.
This year’s theme is “We are One: Connected in Covenant.” The guiding Scripture passage is Ephesians 4:1-6: “Therefore, as a prisoner for the Lord, I encourage you to live as people worthy of the call you received from God. Conduct yourselves with all humility, gentleness, and patience. Accept each other with love, and make an effort to preserve the unity of the Spirit with the peace that ties you together. You are one body and one spirit, just as God also called you in one hope. There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of all, who is over all, through all, and in all.”
This year, instead of an in-person Pre-Conference Briefing, video and other materials to assist and inform members will be posted online.
Because of the high costs of parking, members are encouraged to take buses to the event. The buses will be provided, at a small cost to the participants, by the conference. Information about the buses and pick-up locations will be available at registration.
Please check this page periodically, as Annual Conference approaches, for additional information. We look forward to greeting you with radical hospitality in Washington this May. Until then, may God bless you and your ministry.