Annual Conference

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.

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. 

Lay and clergy delegates will be elected to the 2020 General Conference at this session.



Credential forms will be emailed to you by May 5, 2018. If you do not receive yours within a 24 hour timeframe (don’t forget to check your spam), please fill out a blank one found here. If you have questions, please contact email 

Mission Focus

On May 30, you are invited to join the Baltimore-Washington Conference of The United Methodist Church's Meal Packaging Event at this year's Annual Conference, in the movement to end hunger by the year 2030. Learn more.