Annual Conference

The 235th Session of the Baltimore-Washington Conference will be held Wednesday, May 29, through Saturday, June 1. This four-day session will provide time for increased youth participation on Saturday.

A Pre-Conference Briefing is scheduled for Saturday, May 18. The time and locations will be announced soon.

Lay and clergy delegates to the 2020 General Conference will be elected at this session. Details of the nomination and election process will be announced January 2. 

Resolutions to be considered by the conference members are due to Conference Secretary, Cynthia Taylor at .

Please use the following format when submitting a resolution:

Title: [Short title that indicates the subject matter of the resolution.]

Budget Implications: [Insert “none” if there are none; otherwise, consult in advance with the Council on Finance and Administration and insert their recommendation here. Indicate any disagreement between the resolution writer and CFA.]

Rationale: [Insert a brief description of why the resolution is important and/or needed and should be adopted by the annual conference.] 

Submitted by: [Insert name and conference affiliation (i.e., church membership or Conference agency) of the primary submitter(s) of the resolution. For instance, if the resolution is jointly submitted by more than one committee, indicate each as follows: [name of chair], on behalf of the [name of committee]. If the resolution has co-sponsors of various members, please include the name of the primary person submitting the resolution here and include co-sponsors at the end of the document.

RESOLUTION: [Include the purpose and action items of the resolution. Be succinct and address only a single issue.]

EFFECTIVE DATE: [Insert the proposed effective date of the resolution.]

CO-SPONSOR(S): [Insert the name(s) of co-sponsors, if any. If none, delete this section.]

Additional recommendations and reminders:

  • Submit electronically to the Conference Secretary Cynthia Taylor.
  • Do not use Track Changes.
  • Contact, in advance:
    • Phil Potter, Chair of CFA, if the resolution has financial implications
    • Mark Gorman, Chair of Rules Committee, if the resolution seeks to amend the Rules of the Session.