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Theme

The June 12-15 session of Annual Conference will return to Lakeside Chautauqua with a new quadrennial theme, Bearing Fruit that Lasts: Called, Committed, Connected

Using John 15:1-17 (CEB) as our guiding scripture passage, we will explore what it means to be called and equipped as followers of Jesus Christ, highlight the joy of making a commitment to take up residence in God’s love, and to extend that love to others, and underscore the importance of being connected to God and to our neighbors if we are to bear fruit by making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. 

Bishop Tracy S. Malone will give the message during the Service of Commemoration and Holy Communion, and the Service of Commissioning and Ordination.  Bishop Michael McKee of the North Texas Conference will be our guest speaker for each of the morning worship services.

Speakers

Bishop Tracy S. malone

Bishop Tracy S. Malone

Resident Bishop
East Ohio Conference

Bishop Tracy S. Malone was assigned to the East Ohio Conference of The United Methodist effective September 1, 2016.  She was district superintendent of the Chicago Southern Region, and dean of the Northern Illinois Conference Cabinet, when she was elected to the episcopacy earlier that year. 

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Bishop Michael McKee

Bishop Michael McKee

Resident Bishop
North Texas Conference

Bishop Michael McKee was elected to the episcopacy during the South Central Jurisdictional Conference in 2012 while he was serving as senior pastor of First United Methodist Church in Hurst, Texas.  He was assigned to serve as the resident bishop of the North Texas Conference effective September 1, 2012.

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Schedule

Sunday, June 11

6:30 p.m. 
Prayer and Praise Service
Orchestra Hall

Monday, June 12

9:00 a.m. 
Clergy Executive Session

1:30 p.m.  
Service of Commemoration and Holy Communion
Sermon:
Bishop Tracy S. Malone

3:45 p.m. 
Business Session

                                
7:30 p.m. 
Celebration of Retirement

Reflections: 
Bishop Tracy S. Malone

Tuesday, June 13

8:00 a.m. 
Morning Worship
Sermon: 
Bishop Michael McKee

9:15 a.m.  
Business Session
                                
2:00 p.m. 
Business Session

6:30 p.m. 
Ministry Fair, Connecting through Mission and Conversation
Wesley Lodge & South Auditorium

Wednesday, June 14

7:00 a.m.
3Cs 5k Run/1-mile Walk

8:00 a.m. 
Morning Worship
Sermon: 
Bishop Michael McKee

9:15 a.m. 
Business Session

2:00 p.m. 
Business Session

7:30 p.m. 
Service of Commissioning and Ordination
Sermon:
Bishop Tracy S. Malone 

Thursday, June 15

8:00 a.m. 
Morning Worship
Sermon: 
Bishop Michael McKee

9:15 a.m. 
Business Session


11:00 a.m. 
VBS Singers

11:15 a.m. 
Business Session

12:30 p.m. 
Closing Worship and Adjournment

Above is a tenative schedule. A more detailed schedule of Annual Conference times, locations and events will be posted as they are confirmed.