2020 Annual Conference Pre-conference Information

September 21, 2020

As previously announced, Annual Conference 2020 will be held virtually through Zoom webinar. The half-day annual conference session will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 1:00pm. A non-voting live stream option will be available for guests. Click here for live stream. No persons will be permitted on site except essential conference staff.

working agenda for the 1/2 day annual conference is available by clicking here

It is imperative that each clergy and lay member carefully review the 2020 Book of Reports, which contains the proposed agenda, procedural guidelines, and report of our boards and committees, as well as items to be acted on during the 2020 annual conference. Click here to access the Book of Reports

There are several reports that will be presented at annual conference on September 26th. Members of the annual conference will vote on these items. Please review these prior to our time together. 
Nominations report, presented by Rev. Ashley Davis
Board of pension and health benefits report, presented by Tara Sanders
Equitable Compensation report, presented by Rev. Michael Cobb
Council on Finance and Administration and the Proposed 2021 budget, presented by George Mingledorff. 
Report of the Cabinet, presented by Rev. June Jernigan

Should you have a question about any of the reports, please complete this brief form and the appropriate person will respond to you. These submitted questions will be given priority in the limited online time we have together. 

If you have not registered, please do so soon. Registration will be through Zoom. Only those participating in an official capacity (clergy, board of ordained ministry, voting lay members) need to register. Only lay members elected at charge conference and entered into the dashboard for their church will be approved. If you know there has been a change to your lay member since charge conference or that you are to attend for your church as an alternate lay member, please contact sarah@awfumc.orgClick here to register for the 1/2 day session for clergy and lay members. Please note that registration will close one hour before the event. You will not be able to obtain a link to participate once registration has closed. We will be present on the Zoom webinar one hour before the session to work through any technical issues that may arise as participants log on. A technical helpline will be live one hour prior to the beginning of each session. Should you have problems logging on, call 850-708-1614. 

If you are unfamiliar with Zoom, please consult this brief instructional sheet.

We look forward to our virtual time together.