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2021 Annual Conference Agenda

Pre-Conference Sessions

Wednesday, June 2, 7 p.m.
Go to: www.zoom.us and choose Join a Meeting
Meeting ID: 954 1348 8757
Passcode: 815261

Thursday, June 3, 2 p.m.
Go to: www.zoom.us and choose Join a Meeting
Meeting ID: 941 2795 7703
Passcode: 974409

You may also phone in to either Pre-Conference session by calling:
1-312-626-6799 and then enter the meeting ID and passcode when prompted.

Technology Check-In

For persons unfamiliar with Zoom or those that want to familiarize themselves with the Zoom platform which will be used for Annual Conference.

Monday, June 7, 7 p.m.
Go to: www.zoom.us  and choose Join a Meeting
Meeting ID: 976 6101 7937
Passcode: 073182

Tuesday, June 8, 10 a.m.
Go to: www.zoom.us  and choose Join a Meeting
Meeting ID: 959 9759 7932
Passcode: 386515

Memorial Service

Thursday, June 10, 7 p.m.
Rev. Mike and Jamee Potts, preaching
Go to: www.igrc.org/ac2021live for the live airing. Playback will be assigned to its own webpage.

Clergy Session

Friday, June 11 — Clergy Session, 1-4 p.m.
Credentials will be sent the week prior to all clergy members registered and cleared.
This is a closed session which will not be available for public viewing

Laity Session

Friday, June 11, Laity Session, 5-7 p.m.
Go to: www.igrc.org/ac2021live for the live airing, Playback will be assigned to its own webpage. Credentials will be sent the week prior to all lay members registered and cleared.

Retiree Recognition

Friday, June 11, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Rev. Judy Vidakovich, preaching
Go to: www.igrc.org/ac2021live for the live airing. Excerpts of video interviews with the retirees will be included in the service. Following the completion of the service, the full edited interviews of the retirees will air. Playback will be assigned to its own webpage.

Plenary Session

Saturday, June 12, 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.
Persons without voice and vote may watch the livestream at: www.igrc.org/ac2021live and need not register.
Lay and clergy members with voice and vote that register prior to June 1 will be sent credentials the week prior to Annual Conference.
Each person will need to access the room individually in order to vote on matters before the Annual Conference with their credentials or choose to participate from one of the eight remote sites.

10 a.m.

Welcome -- Bishop Frank J. Beard

Opening Worship

  • Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3:3
  • Bishop Sharma Lewis (Richmond, Va. Area) preaching

Call to Order -- Bishop Beard

Orientation to Technology and Practice Voting -- Paul Black, IGRC Director of Communications

Organizational Motions -- Rev. Ethan Carnes, Conference Secretary

  • Legislative Items 100 and 101

Presentation of the Consent Calendar -- Rev. Ethan Carnes, Conference Secretary

  • Vote on Consent Calendar

Update on Reorganization Plan

Board of Ordained Ministry Report -- Rev. Sheryl Palmer, Chair

Lay Leader's Report -- Ms. Lorene King, IGRC Lay Leader

Noon Lunch Break
1 p.m.

Call to Order -- Bishop Beard

Cabinet Report -- Rev. Nic Showalter

Preachers' Aid Society and Benefit Fund Annual Meeting and Election of Board -- Rev. Keith Anderson, PASBF Executive Director

  • Legislative Item 102 -- Articles of Incorporation
  • Legislative Item 204 -- Report of Preachers Aid Society

IGRC Foundation Annual Meeting and Election of Board -- Mr. Stan McMorris, IGRC Foundation Board Chair

  • Report 205 -- Report of the United Methodist Foundation
2:30 p.m. Brief Break
2:45 p.m.

CCFA Report and Budget Presentation -- Mr. Mike Pickell, CCFA Chair

  • Legislative Item 103 -- 2022 Conference Spending Plan

Conference Nominations Committee -- Rev. Don Jackson, Chair

  • Legislative Item 119 -- Conference Nominations Report

Committee on Episcopacy Report about Medical Leave -- Rev. Victor Long, Chair and Rev. Nicole Cox, Vice Chair

Closing Worship with the Giving and Receiving of Appointments

  • Scripture: II Chronicles 7:14
  • Preaching: Bishop Frank J. Beard

Adjourn