Annual Conference online registration deadline is May 2, 2014

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Annual Conference 2014 online registration is open as of March 12.
Who:
Conference members, clergy retirees, and guests
What: Preaching, Teaching, Holy Conferencing, Proclaiming the Gospel in Word and Deed
When: May 15-17, 2014 beginning at 10:00 am on Thursday, May 15 with Clergy and Laity Sessions
Where: Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Avenue, Oaks, PA 19456
Why: Growing Vital Congregations (Theme)

Registration costs (includes meals): Members–$195; Non-member Day Guests–$65/day; Retired Clergy Members–$50
Program Highlights:
Keynote Presenter
: The Reverend Mike Slaughter (generously sponsored by Hopewell UMC) – one teaching session Thursday night, May 15, 7:00 p.m. and two teaching sessions on Friday morning, May 16, 9:00 a.m. – noon.
Opening Worship Preacher: Bishop Gabriel Yemba Unda from the East Congo Episcopal Area, Thursday, May 15, 2:00 p.m.
Ordination Preacher: Bishop Peggy Johnson, Friday, May 16, 7:00 p.m.
Memorial Preacher: The Reverend Byung Woo Cho from Lighthouse Korean United Methodist Church in Glenside, PA – Saturday, May 17, 10:00 a.m.
Clergy and Laity Sessions will be at the Expo Center Thursday morning, May 15, 10:00 a.m. – noon.

On both Friday and Saturday mornings, May 16-17, at 7:30 a.m., join Order of St. Luke members for a brief devotion and communion prior to Holy Conferencing. Also, come prepared to participate in The United Methodist Men Potato Drop for the hungry May 15-17.

Plan now for your overnight options. These hotels are offering discounted room rates.
   Staybridge Suites Philadelphia Valley Forge 422, 88 Anchor Parkway, Royersford, PA 19468

Please note that we must keep to all deadlines without exception. All materials will be closed captioned and viewed on the large screen. In order to ensure time for the materials to be processed by our closed captioning provider, there will not be any ability to extend deadlines.

Resolutions
IF YOU HAVE A RESOLUTION TO SUBMIT, PLEASE BEGIN WORKING ON IT NOW SO THAT YOU CAN SUBMIT IT NO LATER THAN THE FOLLOWING DEADLINE: MARCH 18, 2014

Resolutions are to be submitted to the Conference Secretary: The Rev. Lloyd Speer. Direct your questions to: (O) (717) 865-4369; email: conferencesecretary@epaumc.org.

Resolutions, in portrait format, must be emailed in Microsoft Word 97-2003. The name of the actual presenter must accompany each resolution OR it will be sent back. If the resolution requires the Secretary to contact any people or agencies, names and addresses must be supplied.

Resolutions submitted after the MARCH 18, 2014 deadline will NOT be considered at the 2014 Annual Conference.

FORMAT FOR SETTING UP YOUR DOCUMENT
Please use Microsoft Word (97-2003) and e-mail your resolution. Please submit your report as requested, referring to the word processing format guide (below) when typing your report.
    Paper Size: 8.5” by 11”
    Font: Arial 12 pt.
    Left/Right Margins: 1”/1", Top/Bottom Margins: 1”/1”
    Portrait
SAMPLE RESOLUTION FORMAT
RESOLUTION # (We will fill in the number)
RESOLUTION TO 2014 ANNUAL CONFERENCE SESSION
Resolution Relating to Housing Allowance for Retired Clergy (Title)
(Organization/ Group/ Agency)
WHEREAS, the religious denomination known as The United Methodist Church has and functions through Ministers of the Gospel who are duly ordained or licensed; and
WHEREAS, the practice of The United Methodist Church is to provide a parsonage or a rental allowance as part of the gross compensation for each of its active ordained or licensed ministers; and
WHEREAS, pension paid to retired and disabled ordained or licensed ministers of The United Methodist Church are considered as deferred compensation and are paid to said retired and disabled ordained or licensed ministers in consideration of previous, active service; and
WHEREAS, the Internal Revenue Service has recognized that the Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference is the appropriate organization to designate a housing/rental allowance for retired and disabled ordained or licensed ministers who are members of this Conference:
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, etc., etc., etc.
Person Responsible for Presenting Resolution: (Name of Presenter)

ANNUAL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
    Clergy, Lay and Equalizing Delegates are encouraged to register on-line, beginning March 12, 2014, via the link on our web-site (www.epaumc.org/events/annualconference).
    The deadline to register is May 2, 2014. Registrations received after May 2, will be considered on a walk-in basis at Annual Conference.
    If you return your registration via mail, it needs to be postmarked by APRIL 18, 2014.
    Please contact Ms. Lori Henning at (610) 544-1400 or email exhibitcoordinator@epaumc.org
    You will be able to reserve a display table, and pay by credit card, on line, via our web-site by clicking the link to the right..
    Note: Mailed submissions may only be processed on a weekly basis.
    Vendor reservations for display tables must be submitted and payment received at the time of submission.  Space is limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. Table reservations are mandatory – we will not be able to accommodate you without a reservation.