Additional Opportunities

Conference Orientation

Recommended for newcomers to conference session, this is an opportunity to hear what to expect, find out how legislation is handled, and learn about the budget and other proposed legislation. This gathering takes place on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to noon at the River's Edge Convention Center. There is no fee, but pre-registration is appreciated.

Childcare and Camp Fun

Child care, staffed by a licensed provider, and day camp is available for children birth through 6th grade. Fees are charged per family (rather than by child). Register for childcare as you register for the conference. Free drop-in child care is available for the Celebration of Life in Ministry service from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Family room - not sure yet!

A dedicated space for families, accompanied children, and mothers needing a private spot is available in the room between Haws C and the river walk windows. This is also the site for drop-in childcare during the Celebration of Life in Ministry service, scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday.

Cokesbury books

The Cokesbury book store will look different this year as it moves to a model of providing display copies and free shipping of orders. Visit Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, until noon to see the latest offerings. 

Marketplace and ministry fair

An array of vendors will be on-hand with crafts, services, and other products to benefit congregations and clergy. Stop by and check them out.

Display table information

Display table application

Midwest Mission Distribution Center collection

Kits or supplies for the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) can be brought to the collection site at the convention center. They will be taken to the Midwest Mission Distribution Center in Illinois and then distributed around the world where they are needed most.

Clergy health screenings

Active clergy enrolled in HealthFlex need to make appointments for Blueprint for Wellness screenings available on-site during annual conference. Information is being sent directly to plan participants. Retirees on the Conference Supplement Plan will need to contact Jean Edin for a screening appointment.


Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 870-0058