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Each year clergy members and lay members attend their conference’s annual conference session for worship, fellowship, and to conduct the business of the conference. These sessions include reports of past and ongoing work; adoption of future goals, programs and budgets; ordination of clergy members as deacons and elders; and election of delegates to Jurisdictional and General Conferences (every 4 years). The bishop presides over these meetings.
Lay members of annual conference, along with clergy, interpret the work done by the annual conference session to the congregation. This is an opportunity to listen and learn from each other and to experience a greater variety of God’s human creation than you may experience in your local congregation. Take advantage of this opportunity by getting acquainted with people sitting near you and celebrate the diversity of The United Methodist Church. *2020 Local church lay members should remain the same for both sessions, August 15 and October 10.  Newly elected lay members, who are approved during their fall charge conferences, will take office the first of 2021.

The 2021 Indiana Annual Conference Session is scheduled for June 10-12, 2021, and will be fully digital.

The 2021 Annual Conference session will be fully virtual.

Registration
Registration will open spring 2021.

There will be no displays or vendors at the 2021 Indiana Annual Conference session.

There will be no health screenings this year. You will receive information about how to complete your screening from the Indiana Conference Health Benefits team.

This year, to avoid physically handling items, we will be accepting electronic donations during our Annual Conference Sessions.

A booklet with additional information will be mailed to all voting members.