2017 Annual Conference
June 16-18, 2017
Hampton Roads Convention Center
The 2017 session of the Virginia Annual Conference will be held June 16-18 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center.
This Year's Theme
A New Thing (Isaiah 43:19 -- "See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.")
If you are planning a Banquet for this year's Annual Conference and would like to have your event listed in the Conference Banquet Schedule, please forward the following information to the Annual Conference Banquet Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to Michael Reaves, Annual Conference Banquet Coordinator, c/o Fletcher's Chapel United Methodist Church, 8330 Fletcher's Chapel Road, King George, VA 22485.
1) The Name of your group or gathering
2) The Date and Time
3) The Location
4) Contact Information for those who may want more information
If you need assistance planning your banquet, please fill out the attached "Banquet Request Form" (Word or pdf file) and forward it also.
Click here to download the housing letter (pdf). To assist in determining your reservation time frame, please be aware that the Clergy and Laity Sessions begin at 1 p.m. Friday, June 16, and the first plenary session begins at 3 p.m. This year's housing coordinator is Tim Craft. Should you have housing questions, please contact Craft at (540) 819-9386 or by e-mail email@example.com
To reserve display space at the Hampton Roads Convention Center for 2017 Annual Conference, please see the Display Guidelines (pdf) and send a Display Request (see links below) and check to the Rev. Eric Vaudt at the address on the form. Deadline to reserve space is May 15.
Kits for Conference
As your church begins preparation for collecting items for kits, there is currently an appeal from UMCOR for Health and Bedding kits. While these are currently in high demand, there other kits that are being collected include, Birthing, Cleaning, Layette, School, and Sewing. Click here for the complete list of items and instructions on packing each kit (pdf). The times for collection of the kits are Thursday, June 15, from 5pm-9pm; Friday, June 16, from 8am-5pm.; and Saturday, June 17, from 7:30am-4pm. If anyone has questions about the kits, you can contact the Kit Collection Coordinator, the Rev. David Magruder at Zion UMC in Seaford (York River District) at (757) 898-7417 or firstname.lastname@example.org.