Arise! Shine! Rejoice!
June 10-13, Christ UMC,
Annual Conference is just around the corner. Here’s some useful information to keep in mind while making plans to attend.
The district pre-conference briefings are underway. Clergy and lay members can get a preview of Annual Conference, register, pick up materials and ask questions at the briefings. All members are encouraged to attend. The schedule:
Download the pre-conference workbook and get forms and other information about Annual Conference on the conference website.
Come and worship
Worship is an important part of Annual Conference. Built around Isaiah 61, the worship services will be full of rejoicing and celebration. All services will be held in the Christ UMC sanctuary. Come and bring a friend to any of the services:
Children in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to sing in a mass children’s choir during evening worship on June 11. The choir will lead two songs to open the service. Contact the Rev. Chuck Hallford at 601- 914-7110 for more information.
Members who may receive per diem from the conference are listed on page 259 of the 2006 Journal, Volume 1. Members eligible for per diem should keep in mind:
Childcare will be provided by the staff of Christ UMC for conference members’ children ages 6 months to 6 years. Evening care is available this year in addition to daytime care. Registration forms are due May 21. Forms are available on the conference Web site.
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare personnel will offer free blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol screenings at Annual Conference.
Many groups are having special breakfasts, luncheons, or dinners during Annual Conference. The special meals schedule is available on the conference Web site.
Clergy Spouses will hold its annual luncheon on Monday in the fellowship hall at Christ UMC. Tickets are $12 ($6 for retirees) and must be purchased by May 29. No tickets will be sold at the door. Make checks payable to Mississippi Conference Clergy Spouses and mail to Robin Smith,
Bishop Hope Morgan Ward has designated the 2007 Annual Conference Mission Offering to support ministries with children and youth in
A bulletin insert and flyer are available on the conference Web site.
Youth 16 and older are needed to serve as pages for the Annual Conference staff, and United Methodists from the East and