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May 29, 2019 | The United Methodist Church

Memphis Conference Communications | communications@memphis-umc.org 

The Memphis Conference includes West Tennessee & Western Kentucky.

2019 MEMPHIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE

June 2-4 | Collierville United Methodist Church | Collierville, TN

The Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church welcomes all to its 2019 Annual Conference. There are opportunities for worship, learning and celebration during this time of Holy Christian conferencing. The event and space is not just for clergy and lay delegates, but for all generations of United Methodists and persons of other denominations. While visitors and observers are encouraged to participate in the full “family reunion-style” life of annual conference, they are not eligible or permitted to vote during business sessions. Anyone not able to be present in Collierville is encouraged to watch online via live streaming.

MESSAGES FROM BISHOP BILL McALILLY

  • Let Your Light Shine - May 28 Blog Post | Click Here
  • Cross-Shaped Lives - May 26 Blog Post | Click Here
  • Video Welcome | 1:16 | Click Here 

AGENDA | ENGLISH | ESPAÑOL   (4-page PDF updated 5-21-19)

The agenda has been carefully and strategically developed (with accompanying audio-visual support) over a six-month period under the direction of Bishop Bill McAlilly. Many weighty items have been scheduled, leaving no time to plan or slot additional business. No more requests for agenda time are being received.

PARKINGThere will be pop-up tents in the parking lot where attendees may wait for golf cart shuttles | MAP - PARKING LOT

DELEGATE BUSINESS INFORMATION | CLICK HERE and scroll down to "Information for Lay & Clergy Delegates." It's very important to view Orientation Video, understand boundary for delegate seating, review Christian/Holy Conferencing Guidelines, read electronic keypad voting instructions and read/review/prepare documents about subjects on which there will be votes, three of which are approval of 2020 budget, creation of a new conference and election of delegates to 2020 General Conference. Several documents have been revised/updated in the last week. Make sure you have the latest version(s). 

WORSHIP BOOKLET | DETAILS (28-page PDF)

OFFERINGS

  • Memphis Conference Outreach Agencies/Ministries: The offering will be divided equally among the Memphis Conference's seven outreach agencies/ministries: Hannah's HopeLakeshoreDisaster Response MinistryProject TransformationReelfoot Rural MinistriesUnited Methodist Neighborhood Centers and Western Kentucky United Methodist Family Services. Churches are encouraged to receive an offering at home and bring that offering to Annual Conference. Make checks payable to "Memphis Conference UMC" and designate "Outreach." This offering will be received during Sunday evening worship service and Monday morning laity session.

  • The Jerusalem Fund: The Jerusalem Fund is a confidential ministry of the Memphis Conference that provides assistance to Memphis Conference clergy facing short-term financial hardships. Begun in 1994, the fund is administered out of the Bishop’s Office. District Superintendents receive requests or may make recommendations for grants. Make checks payable to "Memphis Conference UMC" and designate "Jerusalem Fund." This offering will be received during Monday morning clergy session and Monday evening ordination service.

EXHIBITS & DISPLAYS  

  • More than 40 organizations will have tables & displays in church gym | DETAILS  
  • Check Project 20/20 donation boxes in your churches and communities and bring contents (eyeglasses & sunglasses) to the Project 20/20 table. | DETAILS

BREAKFAST, LUNCH & REFRESHMENTS | Proceeds benefit missions and trips of youth of Collierville United Methodist Church | DETAILS

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Tech-minded volunteers needed | A Tech Help Desk will operate throughout Annual Conference to support electronic voting devices, mobile app, translation headsets and more. Volunteers are especially needed Tuesday, June 4, from 7 to 8:30 a.m. to distribute electronic voting devices to delegates. Please share this information with others who will attend and might be able to volunteer | DETAILS
  • Live Stream | All sessions, except laity and clergy sessions on Monday, June 3. Find link on conference website.
  • Social Media | Facebook um_memphisconf | Twitter @UM_MemphisConf | Instagram um_memphisconf
  • Hashtags |  | #2019MAC | #AroundMemphisConferenceUMC | #MemphisConferenceUMC
  • Mobile App | Find it HERE   Friendly suggestion: Download BEFORE you arrive.

RETIREE CLASS FAREWELL LETTERS | DETAILS (18-page PDF)

CONFERENCE OFFICE CLOSEDJune 3, 4 and 7 | DETAILS

MORE INFORMATION |  www.memphis-umc.net/2019AC

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The MISSION of the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church is to discover, equip, connect and send lay and clergy leaders who shape congregations that offer Jesus Christ to a hurting world, one neighborhood at a time.

 
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