Annual Conference Alert for Tuesday, March 13, 2018, No. AC-18002

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Issue:  AC-18002
March 13, 2018

In This Issue:

  • ANNUAL CONFERENCE DATES
  • MEDIA DEADLINE
  • LODGING AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION
  • YOUTH SERVICE FUND FUNDRAISING AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE
  • AWARD NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR ANNUAL CONFERENCE
  • DONATIONS FOR ANNUAL CONFERENCE ALTAR FLOWERS AND SERVICE BULLETINS
     

 
ANNUAL CONFERENCE DATES

Annual Conference will be held May 31 - June 2, 2018, at Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pa.
 
The theme for 2018 is: Better Together ... One with Christ
 



MEDIA DEADLINE REMINDER
 
If you will be making a presentation at Annual Conference and need to use any media for visual aids (DVD, PowerPoint presentation, images, graphics, etc.), these materials MUST BE RECEIVED by Shawn Gilgore NO LATER THAN MARCH 23, 2018. WE MUST HONOR THIS DEADLINE WITHOUT EXCEPTION IN ORDER TO BE FAIR TO THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR A PLEASING PRESENTATION OF YOUR MATERIAL.
 
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OR
 
Mail to:
Susquehanna Conference UMC
c/o Shawn Gilgore
303 Mulberry Drive
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050-3179
 



LODGING AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION

The 2018 meeting of the Susquehanna Annual Conference will be held Thursday, May 31 through Saturday June 2, 2018 at the Hershey Motor Lodge in Hershey, PA.
 
Although registration is necessary for everyone attending the Annual Conference Session, there is no registration cost to attend.
 
The costs for those requesting rooms at the Hershey Lodge and meals at the 2018 Annual Conference are the same prices as the 2017 Conference. The Sessions Committee has worked hard to maintain these prices as they had been for 2017.  
 
Thursday, May 31 - Saturday June 2, two nights lodging (double occupancy) and seven meals, $415.    
 
Thursday, May 31 - Saturday June 2, two nights lodging (single occupancy) and seven meals, $603.
 
Wednesday, May 30 - Saturday June 2, three nights lodging (double occupancy) and eight meals, $527.  
 
Wednesday, May 30 - Saturday June 2, three nights lodging (single occupancy) and eight meals, $809.
 
This information is provided so that churches may budget. We also hope that if you have individuals from a local church serving as Members at Large that the local church could assist them in their expenses.
 
As of today the registration period is set to open Tuesday, April 3 and will close on Monday, April 30. Housing after April 30 is not guaranteed. A limited number of single rooms will be available, if you desire a single room we encourage you to register early in the registration time period.
 
If you are commuting and therefore not requesting a room at the Hershey Lodge but desire a meal package you may request the meal package during the registration period at the costs of $175. Meal packages and individual meal tickets will not be available for purchase at Annual Conference, the meal package must be pre-purchased.
 
The Hershey Lodge is located at 325 University Drive, Hershey, Pa 17033, an overview of the facilities at Hershey Lodge may be seen at www.hersheylodge.com/overview.php.
 
 
Rev. Dr. Gary D. Weaver
Chair of Sessions Committee
 



YOUTH SERVICE FUND FUNDRAISING AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE
    
The Young People's Ministry is excited to continue to be a part of Annual Conference. We will carry on the tradition of raising money for and awareness about Youth Service Fund. Youth Service Fund (YSF) is money raised by youth, administered by youth, for the benefit of youth ministries.  You can apply online for a YSF grant beginning April 1, by visiting igniteyoungpeople.com

This year you will be able to help us reach our goal for raising $10,000.00 for YSF by purchasing printed Conference workbooks, bidding on amazing gift baskets, and donating for your favorite Conference Leader to get a pie in the face.  Be sure to bring your change, cash, and checkbooks to get us past a record setting $10,000.00!

 



AWARD NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR ANNUAL CONFERENCE
    
Do you know an outstanding United Methodist clergy or lay person or a congregation who you think should be recognized and honored at Annual Conference for their discipleship and achievements?

You have the opportunity now through April 15 to submit nominations for the 2018 conference awards. Those selected will attend a special Awards Luncheon at Annual Conference.

CLICK HERE for more information about the awards and who to contact.

Bishop D. Frederick Wertz Award
Flying Dove Award
Harry Hosier Award
Henry Denman Award
Jensen/Layman Scholarship  
Thomas K. Cartwright Scholarship
 
 



DONATIONS FOR ANNUAL CONFERENCE ALTAR FLOWERS AND SERVICE BULLETINS
   
Amounts of $15 or more may be given toward the purchase of flowers for the platform. Names of contributors, and of those persons to be honored or memorialized, will be printed in the Susquehanna DailyLINK. Name(s) and telephone number(s), contributor(s), and the typed/clearly printed name of the honored or memorialized person(s) must be included with the request and payment.

Request and payment must be received by May 1 at the
Conference Connectional Ministries Office:
Attn: Lisa Bender
303 Mulberry Dr.
Mechanicsburg PA 17050-3179