Important Final Details and Guide to Annual Conference 2018

May 16, 2018

We are quickly approaching the 2018 session of the Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference. We are excited to see many of you soon. Click here to access a working agenda. Copies of the final agenda will be distributed at the doors of Wesley Hall prior to Monday's first business session. 

The reservation system closes on May 21, 2018, at 2:00pm. After this date and time, the reservation system will be closed so that we can accurately report head counts to our host churches. Click here to make a reservation

The 2018 Guide to Annual Conference has been published. It contains the bulletins for the Opening Worship Service and Memorial Service and overviews of the morning worship services. We continue to strive to be good stewards of our resources. Therefore, printed bulletins will not be produced for these services (family attending the Memorial Service will receive keepsake copies). The 2018 Book of Reports is available online. Hard copies will be available at the registration tables during annual conference. 

The clergy session and laity session will be held Sunday evening following opening worship (please note the start time for opening worship). Clergy will report to Wesley Hall and laity may remain in the sanctuary. Registration will close during opening worship but will briefly reopen prior to these sessions to accommodate those who are not able to register prior to opening worship. It will close promptly at 8pm Sunday evening. Clergy need to have their name badge visible to enter the executive session. 

This year's 2018 Annual Conference session falls during the Alabama Primary Elections. Election day is Tuesday, June 5, 2018. This is important for you to know for absentee balloting purposes and Frazer Memorial UMC is a polling location. Click here for more details

Each morning (Monday-Wednesday) will begin with worship in Wesley Hall at 8:30am. Holy Communion will be served on Tuesday and Wednesday. Please plan to join your fellow clergy and laity for a special time of worship and reflection. This was a very meaningful part of last year's annual conference. 

At the beginning of the Tuesday session in Wesley Hall, we are asking all clergy to find their local church lay members and sit with them by district. There will be a screen visual (see image below) and pages to assist you in finding your district. If you are projected to receive a new appointment, please find your new church lay members. This will be important for our morning session with Julia Kuhn Wallace. Please note district sections have been reversed from last year. 

We look forward to seeing everyone June 3-6, 2018, at Frazer Memorial UMC!