Schedule

All planned activities will be located at the Heartland Events Center (700 E Stolley Park Rd.) in Grand Island, Nebraska unless otherwise noted. This is a preliminary schedule outlining start and end times as well as worship times and meals. Please note times may change between now and the beginning of June.

Print the tentative schedule.

Wednesday, June 7
3-7 p.m. Registration — Lobby
3-6 p.m. Ministry display area open
7-8:30 p.m. Service of remembrance and table — Arena
8:30-9:30 p.m. Meet and greet — Bosselman Conference Center, hosted by United Methodist Women
Thursday, June 8
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration — Lobby
8:15-8:45 a.m. Gathering music and devotional reflection — Arena
8:45-10 a.m. First plenary session — Arena
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Clergy session — Exhibition Hall
  Laity session — Arena
12-1:30 p.m. Adjournment for lunch (see below)
1:30-5 p.m. Second plenary session — Arena
5 p.m. Adjournment for dinner
6 p.m. Retired clergy celebration dinner — Bosselman Conference Center
7 p.m. Celebration of retirement — Bosselman Conference Center
Friday, June 9
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration — Lobby
8:15-8:45 a.m. Gathering music and devotional led by youth — Arena
9-10:30 a.m. Learning session & workshops
10:30-11 a.m. Break
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Teaching session & workshops
12:30-1:45 p.m. Adjournment for lunch (see below)
1:45-5 p.m.  Third plenary session — Arena
5-7 p.m. Adjournment for dinner
7:30-9:30 p.m. Ordination service — Arena
Saturday, June 10
8:30-8:50 a.m. Gathering music and devotional reflection — Arena
8:50-11:10 a.m. Fourth plenary session — Arena
11:10-11:35 a.m. Break
11:35 a.m.-12 p.m. Closing worship and fixing of appointments — Arena
12 p.m. Adjournment of annual conference session

 

Other scheduled activities related to the annual conference session
Wednesday, June 7
1-6 p.m. UMCOR health kit assembly — Exhibition Hall
5 p.m. United Methodist Men's Dinner and Auction — Trinity UMC (511 N Elm St.)
Thursday, June 8
7 a.m. Extension ministries breakfast — Bosselman Conference Center Room 1
  Hays District breakfast — Bosselman Conference Center Room 2-3
12-1:30 p.m. No program lunch — Exhibition Hall
  Mission partnership lunch — Bosselman Conference Center Room
Friday, June 9
6:30 a.m. Lay servant ministry breakfast — Bosselman Conference Center Room 1
9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Clergy spouse brunch — Trinity UMC (511 N Elm. St.)
12-1:30 p.m. No program lunch — Exhibition Hall
5:15 p.m. Ordination dinner — Bosselman Conference Center Room 1-2
  Campus ministry dinner — Exhibition Hall
  No program dinner — Bosselman Conference Center Room 4-5
Saturday, June 10
7 a.m. Missouri River District breakfast — Bosselman Conference Center Room 1-2