Annual Conference

Annual Conference 2018

2018 Pre-Conference Journal

Dates:  June 13 – 15, 2018
Pre-Conference Events on June 12th – Early Bird Workshops & Way Forward Q&A with Bishop Schnase

For detailed information including Schedule, Early Bird Workshops, offering, voting, and social information:
Download & Print pdf Registration Booklet
Online:  Registration Booklet

Location:  ABQ Marriott Hotel – Click here to make your hotel reservation.
The $119/night discounted rate is available June 10-15th.

Online Conference Registration: Click here
Printable Conference Registration Forms:  2018 AC Registration Forms
If you have any issues or questions about registering, please call Roselie at 505-255-8786, ext. 101

Annual Conference Schedule
Tuesday, June 12
10:00 – Registration Opens at Marriott
1 – 2:30 – Early Bird Workshops
3 – 4:30 – Early Bird Workshops
5 – 7:00 – Dinner Meetings (Trustees, BOM, CFA, Equitable Comp, Cabinet)
7:30 – 9:00 – Q&A with Bishop Robert Schnase, member of Commission on a Way Forward

Wednesday, June 13
7:30 – Registration Opens
8:30 – Opening Worship
9:30 – Opening Business
10:30 – Teaching Session with Bishop Schnase
11:30 – Break
12:00 – Legacy Luncheon
1:30 – Break
2:00 – Clergy & Lay Sessions
3:30 – Break
4:00 – Business
5:30 – Dinner on your own or at Isotopes Ballpark
6:30 – Conference Social – Isotopes Baseball

Thursday, June 14
7:30 – Breakfast meetings at the Marriott
8:30 – 10 – Business
10 – 11:30 – Teaching with Bishop Schnase
11:30 – 2:00 – Lunch meetings at the Marriott
Clergy Spouse Reception hosted by Leslie Bledsoe
2 – 4:00 – Business
4:30 – 6:00 – District Meetings
6 – 7:00 – Dinner on your own
7:00 – Ordination & Commissioning Service at St. John’s UMC

Friday, June 15
7:30 – Breakfast meetings at the Marriott
8:30 – Morning Worship
9:30 – 11:30 – Business & Teaching Sessions
11:30 – Fixing of Appointments
12:00 – Adjournment – See you in 2019!

Guest Teacher/Preacher:  Bishop Robert Schnase of the Rio Texas Conference
Author of: Seven Levers, Just Say Yes, Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations
Member of the Commission on a Way Forward

2020 General & Jurisdictional Conference Delegate Candidate Information:

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2020 Delegation Interest Form

Important Planning Notes:

  • Conference will officially start at 8 am on Wednesday, June 13th (not in the afternoon).
  • Early Bird Workshop are FREE for guests.
  • Social Event:  Isotopes Baseball Game.  Tickets are $12/person.
  • We will elect our 2020 General & Jurisdictional Conference Delegates
  • Ordination & Commissioning will be on Thursday night at St. John’s UMC-ABQ.
  • Legacy Luncheon on Wednesday
  • Child care available at St. John’s (5 minute, 1 mile drive away). Contact Roselie Johnston.
  • Mission Activity – Hygiene Kits for UMCOR.  Supply List
  • Way Forward Q&A led by Bishop Schnase, Member of the Commission on a Way Forward
  • $25 for non-voting guests – one day or the whole conference.

Questions: rjohnston@nmconfum.com