Recap of 2018 Annual Conference


The 2018 Great Plains Annual Conference Session took place from June 13-16 at Century II in Wichita.

For those wanting to relive the moments, reinforce the messages or reflect on them to fellow church members, here is a multimedia collection of what happened at this year's conference.

Wednesday, June 13

Sermon: Rev. Wayne Alloway
Baptism: Iris Eileen Cannon
Memorial service, processional
Offering, communion, benediction

Thursday, June 14
Worship with Aaron Lee Martin
Laity session
Laity address: Courtney Fowler
Episcopal address: Bishop Saenz

Episcopal committee
Trustees report
Treasurer's report
Personnel/employee farewells
Pension and health benefits
New church development
History and archives (with 150th anniversaries)
Dance break!
Connecting Council
Congregational excellence
Commissioning of interns
Clergy excellence
CFA report
Campus ministry
Camping ministry
Board of Ordained Ministry

Friday, June 15
Youth leading worship
Rev. Dr. Mark Teasdale on evangelism
Commission on a Way Forward presentation
Saint Paul School of Theology
Constitutional amendments
Anatomy of Peace Service of commissioning, recognition and ordination

Saturday, June 16
Gathering music/devotional
Nominating Committee
CFA report
Kansas/Nebraska UM Foundations
United Methodist Men
United Methodist Women
Resolution 9
Resolutions 11-13
Appointed Extended Cabinet, adjournment

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Here are the resolutions for the closings of the churches in Upland, Nebraska; Glade, Kansas; Gardner First Light, Kansas; and Cedar Vale, Kansas. In addition, the church in Gove, Kansas, was closed.

Here are the texts of the resolutions that were discussed on the plenary floor:
Resolution No. 8: Consider investing in Wespath's "Social Values Choice" suite of funds ​(Failed)
Resolution No. 9: Advocating for the rights of children living under Israeli occupation (Defeated, 396-374)
Resolution No. 10: Creation of a covenant partnership between the Great Plains Conference and the Methodist Church of Haiti ​(Approved)
Resolution No. 11: Our sinful immigration system ​(Approved)
Resolution No. 12: The call to offer sanctuary (Page 2) ​(Approved)
Resolution No. 13: Comprehensive immigrant, refugee, migrant and asylum reform ​(Approved)

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