2017 GP UMW Conference Annual Meeting


Date:  September 29-30, 2017

Location:  First UMC, 309 E 7th Street, York, Nebraska

Theme:   "I Choose Joy!"


Conference will cover $30 registration cost for conference and district officers.  Registration covers meeting, Friday supper, and Saturday lunch.  Register by August 21, 2017.


Friday Registration - 3:00

Friday Offsite Bus Tours - 3:30-5:15 - include educational video

  1. Bus to Epworth Village - Light landscape work & painting at Epworth (wear appropriate clothing, shoes, bring gloves)
  2. Bus through Epworth and Orphan Cemetery - work at cemetery (wear appropriate clothing, shoes, gloves)
  3. Bus tour to Epworth Village - (for those with mobility issues) will return to church for hands on work.

Friday 5:30-8:00 - Supper, fellowship, worship and keynote speaker, Louise Niemann

Saturday morning gathering and business meeting  - 7:45-10:00

Breakout sessions - 10:15-11:00 and 11:15-12:00  These will be officer training for district officers only, as well as additional sessions open to all attendees. (Climate Justice/Pipeline, Released and Restored, METour, Charter for Racial Justice, Big Garden/UMM, Della Lamb)

In-Kind/In-Gathering Items

Hotel Arrangements

Optional bus from Wichita, KS with stop in Salina at $45 - $50.  If interested in bus,  contact Diane Thompson

Conference will make reservations for conference and district officers.  Others need to contact York Best Western, 4619 S Lincoln Ave, York, at 855-516-1092 and let them know you are with the GP United Methodist Women Conference.  Cost for room is $101.