Thursday, June 3 – Sunday, June 6, 2021
The 2021 Annual Conference will once again be held online during the first week after Memorial Day weekend. It will include worship, fellowship, clergy session, legislation, teaching, preaching and the Service of Ordination and Commissioning.
As COVID-19 precautions continue to encourage faith communities to gather virtually, the 2021 Annual Conference will expand offerings including a reimagined Laity Event, multiple devotion and worship experiences, legislative and teaching sessions, 5K for Child Hunger Relief, and a Service of Commissioning and Ordination.
Annual Conference begins on Thursday, June 3 with Clergy Session at 12:30 PM EDT (clergy and BOM only). All are welcome to join the newly designed Laity Event from 4:00 PM EDT – 6:00 PM EDT for a devotional, and an uplifting segment on the call to lay ministry, including a live Q & A with lay speaker Derrick Scott III. Opening worship is Thursday night, at 7:00 PM EDT, including a time of Memorial. Bishop David A. Bard will be preaching during this inspiring service. More information will be forthcoming on how to view the events.
At University United Methodist Church, we affirm that as disciples of Jesus Christ, we are an open and inclusive congregation and welcome all persons into full participation regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic situation, age, ability, education, background and whether single or partnered.