Annual Conference

Registration opens Wednesday, February 20

The 235th Session of the Baltimore-Washington Conference will be held Wednesday, May 29, through Saturday, June 1, 2019, at the Baltimore Waterfront Marriott Hotel.  This four-day session will provide time for increased youth participation on Saturday, including a confirmation rally for youth throughout the BWC.

Online registration for Annual Conference attendance, exhibit/vendor registrations and hotel room at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront opens Wednesday, Feb. 20. Review 2019 fees.

A Pre-Conference Briefing is scheduled for Saturday, May 18. The morning session will be held at Jackson Chapel UMC, at 5609 Ballenger Creek Pike in Frederick from 9:30 a.m. until noon. The afternoon session is at St. Johns United Church in the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, at 10431 Twin Rivers Road in Columbia from  2 to 4:30 p.m.

The ordination service will be held Friday evening, May 31. Bishop LaTrelle Easterling will preach. This year, the Rev. Ianther Mills, pastor of Asbury UMC in Washington, will preach at the Memorial Service, which will be held Thursday evening.  Marcia McFee, a worship expert and consultant, will speak at the laity session; and the Rev. Marvin McMickle, president of the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School in New York, will lead the Bible study. 

The theme of the conference is "We are One: United to Love." The foundational Scripture for the Conference continues to be Ephesians 4:1-16. The missional partnership to combat homeless with Back on My Feet (www.backonmyfeet.org) will also continue.

Lay and clergy delegates will be elected to the 2020 General Conference at this session. The deadline for the delegates nomination statements is April 1.

Resolutions to be considered by the Conference, are due April 1. Learn more and submit the resolution form.