The 2020 Annual Conference on October 13-14 will be a Zoom videoconference webinar with electronic voting and a reduced agenda.
Members who lack adequate access to computers or Wi-Fi service will be able to view the Annual Conference at an equipped church location in each district, where they will be able vote by raising their hands. On-site locations will only be available by prior registration. No walk-ins can be accommodated.
There will be a $30 Annual Conference registration fee to help pay costs for the 2020 session, including electronic voting costs.
Schedule: The 2020 Annual Conference will include the annual, closed Clergy Session on October 13, from 9 to 11 AM. There will be no Laity Session. The full conference legislative session will be on October 13 from 1 to 5 PM.
The annual Memorial Service for deceased clergy and clergy spouses will be on October 14, at 10 AM, at Olivet UMC in Coatesville, followed by the annual Service of Ordination and Commissioning at 2 PM that day. Onsite attendance for these services will be by invitation only, while others can watch it on livestream video, here on our website.
In an historic decision, Eastern PA Annual Conference members voted overwhelmingly August 26 to approve temporary rule changes that will allow for their 2020 annual conference on October 13-14 to be a Zoom videoconference webinar with electronic voting and a reduced agenda.
The vote—conducted through eBallot, a secure online voting system—tallied 508 “yes” votes and 14 “no’s,” with a quorum of participating members. The result will be a conference agenda that handles only matters required by the United Methodist Church’s Book of Discipline and other mandatory conference business. Learn more…