AC ALERT – Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Tuesday, May 28, 2024


The theme for 2024 is: The Harvest is Plentiful

The Susquehanna Annual Conference Session will be held Thursday, May 30 through Saturday, June 1, 2024 at Community Arts Center, Williamsport, Pa.
Learn more about the Community Arts Center

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The 2024 Susquehanna Annual Conference Session will once again be broadcast LIVE via susumc.org
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2024 CLERGY SESSION
Clergy Session will occur Thursday, May 30 at 9:30am at Pine Street UMC, Williamsport  (441 Pine Street, Williamsport).  All clergy (deacons and elders in full connection, provisional members, associate members, affiliate members, and local pastors) should be in attendance.  Retired clergy are also invited to attend.  Reminder: REGISTRATION for ANNUAL CONFERENCE for all Clergy will be held at Pine Street UMC (8am – 9:30am).

The Clergy Report will be shared via email electronically.  Please download the Clergy Report before coming if possible.  Limited printed copies will be available at the door.  Instructions on voting permissions can be found on page 2 of the Clergy Report.

Changes with spelling, districts, years of service or other editorial comments should be sent to Rev. Marian Hartman, Administrative Assistant for the Board of Ordained Ministry.
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CLERGY ROBING FOR CELEBRATION OF MINISTRY SERVICE
Clergy: As you pack and prepare for Annual Conference, please be reminded of the clergy robing and processional for Friday evening’s Celebration of Ministry (7 pm).

  • Cabinet members, ordinands, confirmands, and retirees: Assemble in the lobby of the Community Arts Center by 6:45.
  • All other clergy: Assemble on sidewalk in front of the CAC by 6:45.

Clergy are asked to robe and ordained clergy should wear red stoles. Please note: there is no space to store robes at the Community Arts Center, so please make sure you have plans to retrieve your robe before the service.Clergy with concerns about physically processing may choose to find a seat in the clergy seating area prior to the processional. Also, if any weather-related adjustments need to be made, those will be announced during the conference.
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COLLECTING ITEMS FOR MISSION CENTRAL CARE KITS
This year we are collecting items for Care Kits for Mission Central.  You are invited as a Church to collect items and have your pastor or lay delegate bring them to Annual Conference.  There will be a place in the Grand Ballroom at the Genetti to drop off donations as well as assemble kits from the collected items. 

Each Supervisory Area is asked to provide items used to build the Care Kits – LEARN MORE
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THE 2024 AC PRE-CONFERENCE WORKBOOK IS AVAILABLE
The 2024 Annual Conference Workbook is available in pdf format. If you ordered a workbook through the Annual Conference registration, they will be available to pick up in Williamsport on the first day of Annual Conference. You may also order a physical copy through Lulu.

A password protected addendum will be sent in the near future to those who are registered and eligible to vote for Annual Conference.

All pastors and lay members are urged to use the workbook in order to be prepared for the worshipful work that will be undertaken at this year’s session of the Susquehanna Annual Conference.
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ADDENDUM TO 2024 PRE-CONFERENCE WORKBOOK
An addendum (password protected) was sent via email on Tuesday, May 14th to members attending Annual Conference next week, May 30th-June 1st.  This addendum included Recommendation #4-Council on Finance & Administration (which includes the plan for funding ministry) and Resolution #6-A Five District Plan; Moving Forward in Mission and Ministry. This addendum is not included with the workbook. Please be sure to have the addendum with you electronically or printed ahead of time.  Thank you! If you did not receive the email, please check your spam or junk folder.
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SPECIAL OFFERINGS
There will be three offerings received at Annual Conference.

  • CAMP & RETREAT MINISTRY – #8050
    Online Donation Form

    (This offering will be received during our Opening Worship Service.)
  • AFRICA UNIVERSITY – #8025
    Online Donation Form

    (This offering will be received during the Memorial Service.)
  • BUILDING THE BELOVED COMMUNITY FUND (BBCF) – #9300
    Online Donation Form

    (This offering will be received during the 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.  View more details
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DOWNLOAD THE AC MOBILE APP

SUSUMC Annual Conference 2024 App
Install on your mobile device

  1. On your smartphone, visit
    https://my.yapp.us/AC24
    (Tip: use the QR code pictured)
  2. Follow the instructions on screen (it’s a quick, two step process)

Already have the Yapp App installed?

  1. Tap “Download existing app” or the green “+” button (top right)
  2. When asked for the Yapp ID, enter: AC24
  3. Press the device keyboard’s enter button, or tap “Add” at top right

The fastest way to load that URL on your phone is to point its camera at the QR code pictured above. Tap the prompt that comes up asking you to open a URL.