Annual Conference 2023
ANNUAL CONFERENCE DATES
A special session of the Annual Conference of the Susquehanna Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church is called to be held on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, starting at 5:30 pm at the Community Arts Center in Williamsport, Pa. Registration will begin at 3:00 pm. Read More
Annual Conference will be held May 18 - 20, 2023 at Community Arts Center, Williamsport, Pa.
DONATIONS FOR STAGE DECORATIONS
Amounts of $15.00 or more may be given toward the purchase of decorations for the stage in honor of or in memory of person(s) and will be listed in the online Susquehanna DailyLINK.
Please complete the following Google form https://forms.gle/
and mail your payment to: Susquehanna Conference UMC, Attn: Amy Wynn, 303 Mulberry Dr, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050-3179
Please submit Google form and payment by March 31, 2023.
Questions, please contact Amy Wynn - email@example.com; 717-766-7441 ext 3600
2023 AC REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
We anticipate the sessions being entirely in-person for clergy and lay members.
Registration is now open and will close on April 14.
Registration needs to be within this time-frame. If you miss the registration deadline, you will be able to attend as a guest to the Session of Annual Conference, but you will have no voice and no vote.
This is the registration for both the Special Session and Regular Session.
There is not a registration fee this year!
Reserving your lodging is the responsibility for each registrant. Please view available lodging options.
View available restaurant and parking options
Questions will be directed to Chris Sims, Annual Conference Registrar at one of the following,
Phone: (717) 800 -1551
Time in the conference office is limited.
Phone messages will be retrieved regularly.
The Board of Ordained Ministry and our Bishops announce the Clergy Session of Annual Conference on Sunday, April 23 (4 pm) at Faith UMC in Montoursville, Pa. (700 Fairview Dr, Montoursville, PA 17754). This timing allows both our Bishops to be present in person to address the full clergy body while leaving space in our Annual Conference schedule for other matters that include both laity and clergy voting together.
All clergy of the Annual Conference are expected to attend; including deacons and elders in full connection; provisional members, associate members, affiliate members, local pastors, retired clergy.
Registration is REQUIRED by April 19 for our hosting church. View voting privileges.
We look forward to this time together in person to be with one another, to celebrate ministry together, grieve those who will be leaving the United Methodist Church and pray together.
The Laity Session of Annual Conference will be held Saturday, May 13 in two sessions via Zoom. Conference Lay Leader Joyce Davis will moderate the session with the Board of Laity.
Rev. Dr. Kathleen E. Kind will lead the first session from 11am-noon to provide practical information for lay leaders to the annual conference. She will alert attendees to changes and will take questions in the Q & A.
Bishops Cynthia Moore-Koikoi and Sandra Steiner Ball will open the second session with devotions and prayer at 1 pm. Following devotions, Liz Lennox, Director of Communications, will discuss tools and strategies for effective communications in a time of change. Rev. Karen Weiss and Rev. Michelle R. Bodle will lead a period of reflection and meditation as we seek to fortify our spirits for service to Christ in the coming year. We will close with a period of communal prayer.
There will be three offerings received at Annual Conference.
- BUILDING THE BELOVED COMMUNITY FUND (BBCF) - #9300
(Opening Worship Service)
- THE CUP OF WATER FUND - #8160
- THE WEST END COMMUNITY CENTER (WECC)
the Advance number will be available soon
(Celebration of Ministry Service)
There will be an opportunity for people to give during the Annual Conference Session or checks may be sent to the Conference Office or churches can submit with their remittance report.