January: Preachers, teachers, and speakers announced.

February 1: Submission deadline for all legislation with possible financial impacts on the conference budget.

February 15: Submission deadline for all legislation without a financial impact on the conference budget.

February 28: Mission and Ministry content due to conference communications.

March 1:  Annual Conference registration opens. 

April 1: Board and Agency Reports due to conference communications.

April 15:  Pre-conference reports posted to this website for review.

May 8: Registration closes!

May 9 - May 30: No registration

May 24, 25, 26 -Tentative dates for online Legislative Committees.  6PM and 7:30PM

May 31 Late Registration opens with a $50 Late Fee, not covered for retirees and conference equalization members. Late Registrants will not be able to participate in legislative committees.

June 1: Clergy Session 1:00 1 PM

June 2 : Opening Worship and Memorial Service 1 PM, Evening Concert.

June 3: Laity Session, Plenary Sessions, Service of Recognition Commissioning and Ordination.

June 4: Annual Conference concludes at 5 PM

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Based on Psalm 30, our theme, "Mourning to Dancing"  will focus on resiliency as our church journeys through pandemics, denominational, and social change. 

Bishop David Bard

We are back in person!

The Commission on The Annual Conference Session is pleased to announce the return to an in-person gathering at the Grand Traverse Resort this year.

Annual Conference will be slightly shorter this year, starting with Clergy Session on Wednesday, June 1 at 1:00 pm (Clergy and BOM only). Conference Opening Worship and Memorial Service for all members begins Thursday, June 2 at 1:00 pm. and Annual Conference concludes at 5:00 pm Saturday, June 4.  Save these dates now.  In addition, members to Annual Conference should set aside the evenings of May 24-26 to attend virtual legislative sessions.

Preachers, speakers, and teaching sessions will be announced in January.  Those attending as members are requested to be fully vaccinated and masks will be required at all times. 

Members to Annual Conference are encouraged to confirm with their local church administrator to assure their names are listed in the Brick River database to assure they receive important and timely information about registration, receive pre-conference reports, and invitations to ZOOM gatherings. 

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