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2020 Annual Conference Session

2020 Annual Conference Session
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Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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Dear Lay and Clergy Members of the Florida Annual Conference:
 
We have had to make an adjustment in our plans for annual conference.  After consultation with our legal advisors around our ability to conduct some business by a virtual meeting, here is our plan:
 
  1. We will have a virtual clergy session on Saturday, June 6th beginning at 9 AM.  Bishop Carter will make and fix the appointments at the end of the virtual clergy session. Clergy will be emailed a link to join this virtual meeting. 
  2. Our Annual Conference event will take place on Saturday, September 19th from 10 AM to 4 PM.   This will be a one day annual conference and the agenda will consist of:
    1. Voting on essential items (budget, election of leadership, election of lay leader, etc.)
    2. Retirement recognition
    3. Service of Remembrance
    4. Service of Commissioning and Ordination
We invite all lay and clergy members of the annual conference to plan to attend this one day event.  We understand that some may not feel comfortable gathering in large settings at that time. 
 
The location for our September event is being finalized.  If you have any questions, please email Alex Shanks at ashanks@flumc.org.  Because newly licensed local pastors need to begin their appointments on July 1st, local pastor licenses will be distributed by Superintendents during the month of June.  New local pastors will also be recognized in September. 
 
Additionally, the annual conference offering will focus on feeding hungry people with a goal of serving one million meals during the next year in partnership with churches and other food ministries.  More information on ways you can participate in the million meal challenge is forthcoming.
 
Thank you for your faithful service and flexibility during this time.  We hope to see you in September!
 


 


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