Conference Schedule


Printable schedule (tentative)


This is a tentative schedule and is subject to change. Items in bold letters are events all participants are expected to attend. Others are optional and/or intended for specific interest groups or attendees. Items in red are for Dakotas, in blue are for Minnesota, and in yellow are for both conferences.


KEY:       *Off-Site Combined Events   Dakotas Events  Minnesota Events  Attendance Expected

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

1-5:30 p.m. DK - New Clergy Orientation Part I*
1 p.m. Planter Gathering*
5:30-9:30 p.m. DK - Seminarian Retreat Part I*
6:30 p.m. MN - Orientation to Ministry
   

Wednesday - June 10, 2020

7–9:30 a.m. Health-Flex Screening 
8 a.m.-noon DK - Pre-Conference Meetings*  (BOM, Cabinet, Archives & History)
8:30 a.m.-noon  DK - New Clergy Orientation II
9 a.m.-noon DK - Seminarian Retreat Part II with Young Adults
10-11:30 a.m. MN - Workshops (open to MN and DK attendees)
11:30 a.m. Optional Lunch (pre-purchase required)
11:30 a.m. MN – Orientation  (lunch provided)
11:30 a.m. DK – Historical Society Lunch* 
1-5 p.m. MN – Worship and Plenary
1-5 p.m. DK - Conf. Council on Youth Ministry (CCYM) Meeting*
1:15-2:45 p.m. DK – Workshops (open to MN and DK attendees)
3-4:30 p.m. DK – Laity Session
4:45 p.m. DK - First Time Attendee Orient.
5 p.m. Dinner* (on your own or special interest groups)
5:30 p.m. MN - Retirees at Sioux Falls First (dinner and rehearsal)
6:30-8 p.m.  DK – Social Gathering for All*
7-8:30 p.m. MN – Celebration of Faithful Service: Worship at Sioux Falls First UMC, Bishop Sally Dyck preaching
  Childcare available, reception following
8:45 p.m. Rehearsal for Thursday Service of Ministry
   

Thursday - June 11, 2020

6-9:30 a.m. Health-Flex Screening
8-10 a.m. DK - Clergy Session
8-10 a.m. MN - District Gatherings
10:30 a.m. Worship, Rev Thomas Kemper preaching
Noon Lunch with networking opportunities
Noon Bishop's Luncheon with Honorees (ordinands, commissionees, LLPs, retirees)
1:30-2:45 p.m. Teaching with Guest Speaker
2:45-3:15 p.m. Break
3:15-4:45 p.m. Teaching with Guest Speaker
5 p.m. Dinner* (on your own, pre-paid dinner available on site) 
5 p.m. MN Methodists Dinner
5 p.m. Wesley Covenant Association Dinner
5 p.m. Nonprofit Church Leadership Program (NCLP) Dinner
7-9 p.m.  Celebration of Ministry Milestones (Ordination, Commissioning, Local Licensed Pastors, with Communion)
  Childcare available, reception following
   

Friday - June 12, 2020

6-9:30 a.m. Health-Flex Screening
8:30-9:30 a.m. Worship with Episcopal address
10-11:30 a.m. Plenary
11:45 a.m. Celebratory Luncheon
1-2:30 p.m. Honoring Bishop & Char Ough
2:30-3 p.m. Break (MN departs)
3-5 p.m. DK - Plenary 
5 p.m. Dinner* (on your own or special interest groups)
5:30 p.m. DK - Retirees at Sioux Falls First UMC (dinner and rehearsal)
7-8:30 p.m.  DK - Celebration of Faithful Service: Worship at Sioux Falls First UMC, Bishop Deborah Lieder Kiesey preaching
  Childcare available, reception following
   

Saturday - June 13, 2020

8:30-10 a.m. DK - Plenary 
10-10:30 a.m. Break
10:30-noon DK - Plenary & Worship

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

info@minnesotaumc.org

(612) 870-0058