The Michigan Annual Conference will be different this year but all essential business will get done. Registration is open now through June 14 for this virtual session. There will be no late registration.
The 2020 Michigan Annual Conference has been postponed and registration has been suspended. The session will be rescheduled soon. Here’s what to do now according to AC planners.
AC members who gathered in Acme last May will gather again in Albion on March 7 for a special session. Under consideration is the forwarding of Protocol legislation on to the 2020 General Conference
A Protocol of Reconciliation & Grace through Separation made global news on January 3. Legislation to enact it at GC2020 will be considered in Michigan and Sierra Leone in March.
A special session of the Michigan Annual Conference is being called on March 7, 2020, by Bishop David Bard, to consider forwarding Protocol legislation on to the 2020 General Conference.
Interesting times call for out of the ordinary actions. Bishop David Bard recalls a conference speaker’s words about a “liminal season,” as he explains the reasons for a special annual conference session.
The Michigan Conference Board of Laity met and Lay Leader Anne Soles described it as bittersweet. “Bitter that we talk of uncertainty. Sweet in the pulse of new ideas for the pews.”
As Esther rose up to lead in “such a time as this,” these men and women rose up in 2019 in response to God’s call to serve in a stressful time.
Bishop David Bard brings into clearer focus some aspirational actions taken by the 2019 Michigan Annual Conference, as the journey toward GC2020 continues to move forward.
Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai chairs the UMC’s Connectional Table. She shares about rich connections she experienced at her home Annual Conference.