Details for Attendees:
Registration is now closed.
The Special Session of the Annual Conference will be held on Saturday, October 28th at Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church in Tipp City, Ohio.
Name tag and voter device pick-up begins at 7:00 am and opening worship is at 9:00 am,. Please plan to arrive early as we have nearly 1,000 people to get parked, registered and voting devices issued.
Coffee and lunch will be available; plan to bring your own water bottle, etc.
We hope to be done by 5:30 pm but be prepared to stay to complete the work of the Annual Conference.
Refer to the Voter Guide and make a list of those delegates you hope to elect. Bring that list of their Voter ID numbers with you, so you are fully prepared for the election process.
As a courtesy, if you are not feeling well you are encouraged to stay home.
Members of the Annual Conference who have not registered may still attend, however they will not be issued a voting device or lunch.
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.