Annual Conference

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2021 Annual Conference Session

The 2021 Annual Conference sessions will be online only on May 28-29, with other important events happening before and after. Read the announcement here.

Schedule for Annual Conference Session and Related Events (all times CDT)
Tuesday, May 25 9 a.m.-noon Clergy Session by Zoom webinar
Thursday, May 27 7 p.m. Memorial Service with Baptisms
Friday, May 28

8:30-10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

1-5 p.m.

7 p.m.

Laity Session

Service of Celebration and Table

Annual Conference Session

Retirement Service and Celebration

Saturday, May 29 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Annual Conference Session
Saturday, June 12 10 a.m. Ordination and Commissioning Service at Church of the Resurrection, Leawood, KS

 

All worship services and the business session of annual conference will be livestreamed on the conference website and facebook page.

After exploring options with many churches across the conference, it has been determined that offering regional sites where persons could gather in small numbers to access the internet for electronic voting will not be workable for this annual conference. Clergy, please help your lay delegate connect to the internet and have the appropriate electronic devices for them to vote. One option is for you to be in the same place (the church, the parsonage) where you can watch the livestream and vote via computer, tablet, or phone.

 

Registration

Registration is now open. Please register as soon as possible! Your registration by April 25 will enable us to provide you with your unique log in ID for V-Voter so that you can practice at your pre-conference briefing. There will be two V-Voter practice sessions the week before annual conference so that if you register late you will still have the chance to practice voting.

Registering early is most important this year.  Registration will close on May 21 with no registrations accepted beyond this date as we will not be able to get the log in ID to you in time. Remember, you can watch the session on the conference website if you forget to register.

 

Pre-conference briefings

During each pre-conference briefing, time will be devoted to practice using the V-Voter electronic voting and to the business items that will be before us on May 28-29. Please make it a priority to attend the one for your district.

Pre-Conference Briefings Schedule (all times CDT)
May 7, 6 p.m. Salina/Hutchinson
May 8, 9 a.m. Wichita East/Wichita West
May 8, 10 a.m. Topeka/Flint Hills
May 10, 7 p.m. Blue River/Elkhorn Valley
May 11, 7 p.m. Prairie Rivers/Elkhorn Valley
May 12, 7:00 p.m. Dodge City/Hays
May 13, 7:30 p.m. Gateway/Great West
May 15, 4 p.m. Missouri River/Elkhorn Valley
May 16, 2:00 p.m. Five Rivers/Parsons
May 16, 3:30 p.m. Kansas City

 

Your district office will provide the specific information regarding your pre-conference briefing.  An agenda will be distributed at a later date.

 

Annual Conference in a Box

What is Annual Conference? Who is the bishop? What does abide mean? Kids can explore the answers to these questions with Annual Conference in a box. The downloadable packet includes a variety of activities that kids can do at home with minimal supplies, including taking Bishop Saenz on some adventures. Download the kit here.