June 6 — June 9, 2007
The Lakeland Center
700 W. Lemon St.
Lakeland, FL 33815
Bishop Timothy W. Whitaker, Presiding
The 2007 Florida Annual Conference Event is June 6-9 at the Lakeland Center. Its theme is “From Generation to Generation,” derived from Psalm 145:4, “One generation shall laud your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.” This year's session will be four days, ending Saturday, June 9.
The 2007 Annual Conference Event will feature a strong emphasis on sharing the stories, experiences and traditions of faith from one generation to the next. Through worship, preaching, singing, conducting the business of the annual conference and times of fellowship, annual conference members will demonstrate how we praise God, strengthen our faith and grow deeper in our walk with the Lord “From Generation to Generation.”
One important item of business to be conducted during the session will be the election of lay and clergy delegates to the 2008 General Conference. The Florida Conference will elect 13 lay and 13 clergy delegates plus alternates to this international quadrennial meeting, to be held in late April 2008 in Fort Worth, Texas, where United Methodist policy and doctrine is debated and set. In addition, the Florida Annual Conference will elect 13 lay and 13 clergy delegates, plus alternates, to the 2008 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference.Agenda/Schedule (Tentative – Subject to Change)
Conference Committee On Leadership (Formerly the Committee on Nominations)
District Pre-Conference Forums
Pre-Conference Training Event: The Methodist Way (day before Annual Conference)
Workbook - pdf - 2.4mb file size - 120 pages
Workbook Supplement Guidelines
Green Badge Letter
Childcare (Preschool only)
Clergy Kids Pool Party
Youth Address Nomination Form
Florida Southern College Housing and Meals information
Campgrounds in and around Lakeland
Logos (“From Generation to Generation”)
For information on the special U2Charist and Expression '07, to be held Friday night during Conference, and an opportunity to visit Wet n' Wild on Saturday, click here.