February 1, 2021 - Submission deadline for annual conference resolutions (legislation) with financial implications.
February 15, 2021 - Submission deadline for annual conference resolutions (legislation) without financial implications.
March 1, 2021 - Registration Opens 9AM EDT
April 1, 2021- All pre-produced on-screen presentations due. All materials for print and on-screen presentations deadline.
April 15, 2021 - All voting materials online.
April 15, 2021 - Registration closes.
June 1-2: Online Legislative Committees meet.
June 3: Online Clergy Session, Laity Event, Opening Worship and Service of Remembrance.
June 4-5: Online Legislative Sessions.
June 6: Local Mission and Ministry Day.
June 13: Service of Recognition, Commissioning, and Ordination broadcast.
Aug 29-Sept 7, 2021 - Pending General Conference, Minneapolis MN.
Nov 10-12, 2021 - Pending North Central Jurisdictional Meeting - Fort Wayne, IN.
Singing the Lord's Song
2021 Michigan Annual Conference
Thursday, June 3 - Sunday, June 6, 2021.
The Commission on the Annual Conference has finalized dates of the 2021 Michigan Virtual Annual Conference, slating the first week of June for a virtual week of fellowship, worship, and legislation.
The commission announced that the evenings of Tuesday, June 1 and Wednesday, June 2 are scheduled for online Legislative Committees. Using the ZOOM online meeting platform, Legislative Committees will meet to consider what legislation is to be discerned during annual conference.
On Thursday, June 3 at 12:30PM EDT, Clergy Session will be held followed at 4PM EDT by a new Laity Event. Opening Worship will include a Service of Remembrance will be held on Thursday evening at 7:00PM EDT. The two plenary sessions, will be held online Friday, June 4 and Saturday, June 5 with a focus on preaching, teaching and legislation. On Sunday, June 6, a state-wide worship service available to all Michigan United Methodist Churches will be offered as the kick off to a day of local community mission and service.
Due to anticipated continuing COVID health recommendations, the Service of Recognition, Commissioning, and Ordination is expected to be recorded at another time and shared on Sunday, June 13.
Registration for Annual Conference begins on Monday, March 1 at 9:00AM on the annual conference website, 2021.MichiganUMC.org. Registration ends on April 15, 2021. The website will be updated daily with announcements of preachers, teachers, and other learning opportunities.
The theme of Annual Conference explores how we sing the Lord's song in a strange land.
Please make certain that your Members to Annual Conference are properly reported to your district so that critical information can be sent.