2022 Annual Conference
The 238th session of the Baltimore-Washington Conference will be held online Wednesday through Friday, June 1-3, 2022. Registration closed May 15.
Worship, including the memorial service and the service of commissioning and ordination, will take place at Glen Mar UMC, at 4701 New Cut Road in Ellicott City by invitation only. This facility will accommodate the participants as well as many guests, in accordance with the most recent COVID guidelines at the time. The memorial service will be held mid-day on June 2; the preacher will be the Rev. Frankie Revell. The ordination service will be on the evening of June 3; the preacher will be Bishop Peter Weaver.
The clergy session will be on the morning of June 1; the laity session will be that evening. A service of celebration is planned for the evening of June 2.
GNTV Media Ministry will be overseeing the technology of this online session. A mandatory training session on electronic voting will be held Wednesday, May 18, at 1 p.m. and Monday, May 23, at 7 p.m. Members will need to sign up for one of these sessions when they register.
The theme of this year’s session is “Persevere: In Hope, Faith and Joy.” The Scripture passage that will guide the conference is Hebrews 12:1-3. "Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was set before him endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such hostility against himself from sinners, so that you may not grow weary or lose heart."