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Annual Conference 2013


The Lakeland Center
701 West Lime Street
Lakeland, FL 33815

June 13 - 15, 2013

 

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TENTATIVE AGENDA - as of May 16, 2013
 
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON (JUNE 12)

2:00   Conference registration begins – Exhibit Hall
2:00   Ministry Expo opens – Exhibit Hall
2:00/4:00    Workshops available:  AC budget; changes to health insurance; stewardship;
                social media; local church volunteers; dealing with conflict
  Stop Hunger Now: food-packaging assembly-line event; goal: 100,000 meals!
               Wednesday: 1:00-7:00 PM; Thursday: 8:00AM-2:00 PM

 
THURSDAY MORNING (JUNE 13)

10:00   LAITY SESSION – Arena
10:00   CLERGY SESSION – Youkey Theater
 
THURSDAY AFTERNOON (JUNE 13)

1:30   PLENARY SESSION – All plenary sessions held in Jenkins Arena
                Includes:  Keynote address by Jim Harnish, Hyde Park UMC, Tampa. Also,                                                                           
                “The Discipleship Experience” – a new feature; small groups where
                delegates experience discipleship together.  Business includes: Bd of
                Ordained Ministry and constitutional amendments ballot

 
THURSDAY EVENING (JUNE 13)

7:00   SERVICE OF WORD & TABLE (COMMUNION) – Arena
                Bishop Carter will be preacher & celebrant.  Annual Conference offering.


FRIDAY MORNING (JUNE 14)

8:30   PLENARY SESSION – Arena
                Includes report of Strategic Leadership Team, which will explain structural
                changes at Conference Center, with vision for future.  Also dean of Cabinet,
                Standing Rules, nominations.
                

11:00   SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE (MEMORIAL) – Arena
                   Phil Roughton, Christ, Ft Lauderdale, preaching.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON (JUNE 14)

1:30   PLENARY SESSION – Arena
                Begins with Anniversary Celebration of Churches & Clergy, followed by
                Clergy Retirement Service.  “The Discipleship Experience” (II).   Business
                includes pensions/health benefits, property/casualty insurance, 2014
                AC budget.


FRIDAY EVENING (JUNE 14)

7:00   SERVICE OF LICENSING, COMMISSIONING & ORDINATION – Youkey Theater
                Dr Kim Cape, Genl Sect of Genl Bd of Higher Education & Ministry, preaching.


SATURDAY MORNING (JUNE 15)

8:30   PLENARY SESSION – Arena
                Short business session.  Concludes with worship service, centering around 
                Cabinet transitions and pastoral appointments, with Bishop Carter, preaching.

Adjournment before noon.