Menu

Annual Conference 2018 Agenda Highlights

 

Saturday, April 21

9:30 am – noon Pre-Conference Briefing, Jackson Chapel in Frederick
1:30 – 4 pm Pre-Conference Briefing, St John’s United Church, Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, Columbia

Wednesday, May 30

9 am Registration Opens
9:30 am – noon Preconference Workshops
10:30 am – 1:30 pm Retirement reception and luncheon (by invitation)
1:30 – 5 pm   Clergy Session
2 pm – 5 pm Laity Session
2 pm Exhibit Hall opens
5pm – 6:45 pm Dinner
5pm – 6:30pm Extension Ministry Dinner (by invitation)
7 pm     Opening Worship

Thursday, May 31

7am – 8:15 am Breakfast
8:15 am Gathering Music begins
8:30 am –9:30 am Bible Study
9:30 am Plenary Session
noon – 1:45 pm Lunch
2 pm – 5 pm Plenary Session
2 pm Greetings from the Baltimore City Mayor’s Office
2:15 pm Call to Action Report
2:35 pm Connectional Ministries Report
3:35 pm Voting Instructions
(Report from the Episcopacy Committee – Rev. Jim Miller, Chairperson)
3:40 pm Constitutional Amendment
3:45 pm

Board of Ordained Ministries Report

Resolutions:

  1. Death of a Clergy Person
  2. BWC Mission Statement
  3. Africa University
  4. Moving Policy Amendment
  5. Love without Qualification
  6. Way Forward Accountability Covenant
  7. Call for Full Inclusion
4:30 pm Acknowledgment of Retirees - ORDER OF THE DAY
5 pm Dinner
6:30 pm Ordinands and Cabinet Photos taken in Heron
7 pm      ORDINATION in Grand Ballroom w/ Bishop Cynthia Fierro-Harvey of the Louisana Conference, preaching
9 pm Bishop Easterling gathers interested persons in Grand Ballroom for discussion about Constitutional Amendments

Friday, June 1

5:30 am – 7:30 am Back on My Feet Walk or Run – Baltimore Metropolitan Outreach Mission
6:30 am -7:45 am BREAKFAST
8 am – 9 am Bible Study in Grand Ballroom with Rev. Dr. Shively Smith
9 am – 9:50 am Commission on a Way Forward Presentation w/ Q&A – Rev. Tom Berlin, CFW Member
10 am – noon Memorial Service in Grand Ballroom w/ Rev. Craig McLaughlin, Pastor of Mt. Zion UMC in Belair, MD
noon LUNCH
2 pm BWC United Methodist Men Video Clip
2:05 pm

Stewardship Report

  • Board of Pensions
  • CFA
  • Equitable Comp
  • Trustees
  • 100% Apportionment Plaque Presentation
2:30 pm

Vote on Consent Calendar

2:45 pm

Black College Fund Ambassador – Usha N. Satish, Bennett College, N. Carolina

3 pm

Resolutions Part 2Death of a Clergy Person
Sarah Schlieckert/Deb Scott

  1. BWC Mission Statement
  2. Africa University
  3. Moving Policy Amendment
  4. Love without Qualification
  5. Way Forward Accountability Covenant
  6. Call for Full Inclusion
4 pm

Closed Church Resolution/Motion Centre Street UMC in Cumberland, MD

4:25 pm

District Superintendents’ Report -  Order of the Day

Service of Appointments – District Superintendents and Administrators organize and direct presentation

Baltimore Metropolitan
Baltimore Suburban                                       
Annapolis
Washington East
Central Maryland
Greater Washington
Cumberland-Hagerstown
Frederick

5:45 pm

 Wrap up and Announcements

6 pm Conference adjourns