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2021 Annual Conference

June 18-19 (All sessions will be virtual)

United as One

From John 17:20-23, NRSV —  “I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given them, so that they may be one, as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become completely one, so that the world may know that you have sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.”

Feb 2021: Bishop Lewis and Annual Conference Planning team share information. Read more…

Annual Conference Logo
Click here to download a full color, two color or black and white logo

Official Packet
Click here to view the Official Packet


View AC 2021 pictures

View pictures from the 2021 Licensing Service.

View pictures from the 2021 Service of Ordering of Ministry.

View pictures from the Conference Sessions


View AC 2021 Bible Study

View both sessions of the Bible Study with Dr. Kinney:

View AC 2021 livestream

The livestream for AC 2021 is forthcoming.

View AC 2021 Worship Services

View any of the worship services still by accessing the EventMobi platform at  https://eventmobi.com/vaumc/login. Guests to Annual Conference can simply enter their email address and create a password to access.

Worship services will be made available after the AC session on conference channels for later viewing as well.

The complete agenda is included in the digital Book of Reports (pdf)

Special Services

Members to Annual Conference can watch the premier worship services by accessing the AC virtual platform EventMobi.

Now guests to Annual Conference can also access this platform. For guests, please go to https://eventmobi.com/vaumc/login and enter you email and create a password.

Once logged in, access the worship services by looking at the left column and clicking AGENDA. Then find the corresponding date for the event you wish to view.

These worship services will be archived and made available through conference channels for later viewing following Annual Conference 2021.

  • Clergy Session (for clergy only), Thursday, June 10th, Call to Order at 10:00 a.m.
  • Retirement Worship Service, Premiere Stream at 6:30 p.m. Thursday June 17
  • Service of Ordering of Ministry, 7 p.m., Friday, June 18
    Click here to download the bulletin for the Service of Commissioning (pdf)
    Click here to download the bulletin for A Service of Recognition & Ordination (pdf)
  • Laity Celebration Worship, Premiere Stream at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 20
    Click here to download the Order of Service (Word)
  • Service of Remembrance, Premiere Stream at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 20
    Click here to download the bulletin (pdf)
  • Service of Licensing of Local Pastors & Deaconess Commissioning, Premiere Stream at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 21
    Click here to download the bulletin (pdf)
  • Closing worship bulletin (pdf)

News from the Conference Sessions

Friday, June 18
Saturday, June 19

Electronic Book of Reports now available

The Book of Reports is now digitally available. Annual Conference members who opted in for a mailed, printed copy will be receiving their copy shortly. The agenda is included beginning on page 6.
Click here to read a letter from the Rev. Dr. Steve Summers that accompanies the Book of Reports. (pdf)


Mission Opportunities

Community Cans & Kit Collections

Each church is invited to host a canned food drive (collection), as well as participate in creating hygiene kits and school kits. The cans and the kits will be dropped off at a designated site or sites on each district. The drop-off times will be 2-4 p.m. on June 19, 2021. All of the cans and kits collected will stay locally and help support local ministry partners in your area. Each district has a Mission Coordinator who will be heading a planning team. Click here for detailed information. Download and share this video with your local church about the conference mission opportunities this year.

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Conference Offering

The Annual Conference Mission Offering will be collected during the Saturday morning, June 19, sending worship service. Churches are asked to share the Annual Conference Missional Offering purpose and encourage church members to participate. All offerings collected by the local church can be sent to the Conference Treasurer’s office or through the online giving link.
Click here for this year’s offering recipients and detailed information.

The Ice Bucket Challenge!

Please watch the video about this year’s Annual Conference Offering. If the $200,000 goal is met, someone will have a bucket of ice dumped on her head!