Annual Conference Alert for Tuesday, May 8, 2018, No. AC-18015


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Issue:  AC-18015
May 8, 2018

In This Issue:

  • TEXT 2 GIVE: BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER ANNUAL CONFERENCE
  • THINGS TO BRING TO ANNUAL CONFERENCE FOR WORSHIP
  • HIGHLIGHTS & SPECIAL MEALS AT THE HERSHEY LODGE
     


TEXT 2 GIVE: BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER ANNUAL CONFERENCE

You are invited to use Text2Give to give to specials offerings for Annual Conference.

Donors should send a text to  
(717) 727-0022  
the dollar amount, followed by the following codes:

2018 Special Offerings
Mission
for Mission Central

BPIM
for Bishops Partners In Mission

Water
 for Cup of Water fund

Additional funds you can give to
Student
for Youth Fundraisers

Debt
for Student Debt Reduction

Scholar
for Youth Scholarship

Nomalaria
for Imagine No Malaria



THINGS TO BRING TO ANNUAL CONFERENCE FOR WORSHIP

Bring a cross -
For over 2000 years, Christians have rallied round a common symbol that represents our Savior, Jesus Christ--and that symbol is the cross. They come in many shapes, varieties, and sizes, but all are representing the same Jesus. This year at Annual Conference we will have many moments to remember that we are One with Christ and are seeking to be in tune with Him. Please bring a small cross that has some significance or sentimental meaning to you when you come to AC this year. Perhaps a cross that is a piece of jewelry, or a pocket cross, or a small hand-held prayer cross, etc. Throughout our times of worship, we will take time to clutch the cross we have brought, to pray, and to remember that we are in fact, One with Christ, and seeking to be in tune with Him.  A limited number of crosses will be available at the Bishop's Partners in Mission display table for a donation to this fund.

Donate stoles -
We will once again be collecting stoles to remember pastors who have died in the last year and then to give to pastors in Sierra Leone.  Please bring unneeded stoles with you to Annual Conference and place in the bin outside clergy session on Thursday morning.  

OR send stoles to 
Rev. Janet Durrwachter, 
First United Methodist Church
604 Market St.
Williamsport, PA 17701
 
 



HIGHLIGHTS & SPECIAL MEALS AT THE HERSHEY LODGE  
    
Thursday, May 31
- Clergy Session - 10:30 a.m., Blue Room
- Laity Session - 10:30 a.m., White Room
- Opening Worship Celebration - 2:15-3:15 p.m., Blue and White
  Room, Bishop Park, preaching
- Memorial Service, 7:30 p.m. - Blue and White Room, Rev. Marian
  Hartman, preaching

Friday, June 1
- Keynote by Kay Kotan during Plenary 2 (morning),
  Blue and White Room
- Small Table Discussion Time with Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball during
  Plenary 3 (afternoon), Chocolate Ballroom and Red Room
- Celebration of Ministry - 7:30 p.m., Blue and White Room, includes
  testimonies by representative clergy

Saturday, June 2
- Bible Study, Bishop Steiner Ball, during Plenary 4 (morning),
  Blue and White Room
- Ordination Service - 1:30 p.m., Blue and White Room

Special Meals - By Invitation/Reservation
Wednesday, May 30
- Board of Ordained Ministry - 5:30 p.m., Crystal A

Thursday, May 31
- Preachers Aid Society Meeting - 12 noon, Cocoa Suite 1
- Memorial Dinner - 5:30 p.m., Cocoa Suite 1/Cocoa Terrace
- Fellowship of Local Pastors - 5:30 p.m., Magnolia A, B, C, D

Friday, June 1
- Extension Ministries Breakfast - 7 a.m., Cocoa Suite 6
- Awards Luncheon - 12 noon, Cocoa Suite 1/Cocoa Terrace
- Wesley Seminary Alumni Lunch - 12:30 p.m., Cocoa Suite 6
- Ministry Night Dinner - 5:30 p.m., Crystal A