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.
April 16, 2021 - May 15, 2021 - Late Registration is available. $50 late fee applies
May 8: General Conference, Virtual Session - Cancelled
June 1-2: Online Legislative Committees meet.
June 3: Online Clergy Session, Laity Event, Opening Worship and Service of Remembrance.
June 4-5: Online Plenary Sessions.
June 6: Local Mission Day and 5K for Child Hunger relief.
June 13: Service of Recognition, Commissioning, and Ordination broadcast.
Nov 10-12, 2021 - Pending North Central Jurisdictional Meeting - Fort Wayne, IN.
2021 Michigan Annual Conference
Thursday, June 3 - Sunday, June 6, 2021.
Where do we find ourselves in the second year of a once-a-century pandemic? Singing the Lord’s Song… is the theme of the 2021 Annual Conference. Join us as we explore how the church has continued when the sanctuary has closed. Learn about how new ministries and new ways to serve the Lord have emerged in this time of COVID. Discern the new challenges, feed your soul and learn how to sing the Lord’s song in a strange land (Psalm 137:4).
As COVID-19 precautions continue to encourage faith communities to gather virtually, the 2021 Annual Conference will expand offerings including a reimagined Laity Event, multiple devotion and worship experiences, legislative and teaching sessions, mission day opportunities, and a Service of Commissioning and Ordination.
Annual Conference begins on Thursday, June 3 with Clergy Session at 12:30 PM EDT (clergy and BOM only). All are welcome to join the newly designed Laity Event from 4:00 PM EDT – 6:00 PM EDT for a devotional, and an uplifting segment on the call to lay ministry, including a live Q & A with lay speaker Derrick Scott III. Opening worship is Thursday night, at 7:00 PM EDT, including a time of Memorial. Bishop David A. Bard will be preaching during this inspiring 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 Now Open!
Early registration closed. Late registration still available.
Late Registration is available April 16 - May 15, 2021. $50 late fee applies to all registrants, and not covered for retirees and conference equalization members. No guarantee a program book will be sent for late registrants. No registration is available after May 15, 2021.