The West Ohio Conference will hold a special called Annual Conference on Saturday, October 28, 2023.
Paragraph 603.5 of The 2016 Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church outlines the provisions by which a Special Session of the Annual Conference may be called “by the bishop with concurrence of three-fourths of the district superintendents.”
From Bishop Palmer -
Having the unanimous concurrence of the district superintendents, I am calling a Special Session of the West Ohio Annual Conference on Saturday, October 28, 2023, at 9:00 am at Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church, Tipp City, Ohio, for the following purposes:
- To act on the requests of churches to disaffiliate under the provisions of paragraph 2553 of The Book of Discipline.
- To approve the 2024 West Ohio Conference Budget.
- To receive a report and act on any recommendation(s) from the Transformative Discipleship Lead Team (Connectional Ministries) and the Board of Trustees of the Annual Conference regarding West Ohio Camps.
- Elections to fill vacancies in the delegations to Jurisdictional Conference.
Clergy and Lay Members who were elected as representatives for the June 2023 Annual Conference remain members for the October special called Annual Conference.
Registration for this special Annual Conference will end on October 1st, and all clergy members, lay members and guests must register.
Because electronic voting devices will be used and we must order those ahead of Annual Conference, pre-registration will be required so that we can ensure we have enough voting devices available. You must pre-register in order to vote at Annual Conference. Only those that register will receive devices to vote.
We will be electing delegates for Jurisdictional Conference, and more information about how to serve as a delegate can be found here.