Conference Schedule

Schedule is subject to change.  Updated March 15, 2017

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MN UMC 2017 Annual Conference Schedule

Schedule is subject to change. Updated May 19, 2017

Monday, June 19, 2017: Pre-conference workshops

Noon to 6 p.m.
Conference registration available
1-8 p.m.
Re-forming our Neighborhoods—Becoming Pentecost People: Change your corner of the world! Come talk about race in our neighborhoods, churches, and communities. Presented by a partnership of CORR, COSROW, NAMAT, and UMW.
6-9 p.m.
Start A New Service/SiteReach New People: Starting a new service is an efficient and potentially very effective way to re-energize a local church. Led by Ben Ingebretson and Cathy Townley.
6-8 p.m.
Candidacy process orientation: Steps and options for those moving toward ordination.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Conference registration/information available (Convention Center lobby)
10-11 a.m.
Maximizing your conference experience (Convention Center, Opportunity Suites)
10-11 a.m.
Women clergy coffee reception (Kelly Inn Ballroom)
11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Worship with Love Offering, meal, missional report, and opening motions
2:30-4:30 p.m.
Clergy and Laity Sessions
Clergy will gather in Haws C at the Convention Center.
Laity will gather in Haws A/B at the Convention Center.
5 p.m.
Dinner (on your own); food trucks and activities at Lake George Park
6-9 p.m.
Camp revival celebration at the park: Gather in nearby Lake George Park to hear dynamic speaker Rev. Junius B. Dotson and to enjoy choirs, amusements, a service project, and more. Food trucks will be present. Program starts at 6:30. (Shuttle service will be available between the Convention Center, the park, and the Holiday Inn.)
8:30-9:30 p.m.
Rehearsal for Celebration of Life in Ministry service

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

6 a.m.-1 p.m.
Health screening
6:30-7:30 a.m.
Pre-reserved breakfast available at the Kelly Inn
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Conference registration/information available
8 a.m.-noon
Morning Session: Includes worship, Bishop's Episcopal Address, teaching by Rev. Junius B. Dotson, and legislation
Noon-1:30 p.m.
Lunch provided (many special interest groups invite participants to join them for information and social time)
1:30-3 p.m.
Afternoon Session: Includes financial report, candidates to ministry intro, and legislation
3:00-5 p.m.
'Get Engaged' workshops and resource fair: An array of workshops offer ways to get involved and make a difference. Ministries and vendors will offer informational tables throughout the Conference Center.
5:00 p.m.
Dinner (on your own); pre-reserved buffet available in Haws C (5-6 p.m.)
7-9 p.m.
Celebration of Life in Ministry Service: Includes ordination, commissioning, recognition of retirees, and memorials. Free child care is available.
9 p.m.
Reception for honorees

Thursday, June 22, 2017

6-11 a.m.
Health screening
6:30-7:30 a.m.
Pre-reserved breakfast available at the Kelly Inn
8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Conference registration/information available
8 a.m.-noon
Morning Session: Includes worship with conference preacher Rev. Greg Strunk, Acts 2 (TED-style) Talks, Earthkeepers commissioning, and legislation
Noon-1:30 p.m.
Lunch provided (each district will gather for a meal and conversation)
1:30-4 p.m.
Afternoon Session: Includes Acts 2 (TED-style) Talks, legislation, closing motions, and closing worship



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