Schedule

Printable Calendar

Guest Speakers/Preachers

2015aclogo1

Until the Whole World Hears*

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing;
it is the gift of God” (NRSV) –Ephesians 2:8

2015 WESTERN NC ANNUAL CONFERENCE PROGRAM

All sessions will be held in Stuart Auditorium unless otherwise noted

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17

10:00 a.m. Executive Session of Clergy Members

¶ 605.6 – “The actions of the clergy session shall be for and on behalf of the annual conference”
Balloting for General and Jurisdictional Delegates

12:00 p.m. Lunch Recess

1:30 p.m. Clergy Session continues

Balloting continues as needed

5:30 p.m. Dinner Recess

7:30 p.m.   Opening Worship, Service of Holy Communion

Bishop Ziphozihle Siwa, Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church of South Africa, preaching Bishop Larry M. Goodpaster, liturgist

9:00 p.m. Laity Session: Introduction of Nominees

THURSDAY, JUNE 18

8:30 a.m. Laity Session

Balloting for General and Jurisdictional Delegates

11:00 a.m.  Break
11:15 a.m.  Conference Plenary – Business Session

Balloting continues as needed
Welcome from Lake Junaluska
Procedural Matters, Elections for Conference, and Consent Calendar Committee on Nominations
Plan of Organization and Rules

12:00 p.m.  Lunch Recess
1:30 p.m. Conference Plenary – Business Session

Balloting continues as needed
Strategic Alignment Leadership Team: The WNCC Vision
Our vision is to increase the number of vital churches, fully engaged in God’s mission in our communities and in the world.

Conference Committee on Camp and Retreat Ministry report
Conference Committee on Episcopacy report

3:30 p.m.  Break
4:00 p.m. Disciple Dialogues (various locations)
5:30 p.m. Dinner Recess
7:30 p.m. Evening Worship, Camp Meeting Night

Bishop William T. McAlilly, Nashville Area, preaching

FRIDAY, JUNE 19

7:15 a.m. A Bluegrass Service of Prayer and Praise, Memorial Chapel

8:30 a.m. Worship Service: Commissioning of Provisional Members

Rev. Dr. Kim Cape, General Secretary of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, preaching

9:45 a.m. Annual Meeting of the Membership of the United Methodist Foundation of WNC, Inc.

10:00 a.m. Conference Plenary – Business Session

Balloting continues as needed
Board of Pensions and Health Benefits report
The Children’s Home report

11:15 a.m. Break

11:30 a.m.  Order of the Day – Recognition of Retiring Clergy Members

12:00 p.m.  Lunch Recess
1:30 p.m.  Conference Plenary – Business Session

Balloting continues as needed
Council on Finance and Administration
2016 Conference Budget

3:00 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m. Conference Plenary – Business Session

Balloting continues as needed
Resolutions and Petitions

5:30 p.m. Dinner Recess

Note: Friday evening will remain open and flexible. If more time is needed for balloting for either clergy or laity delegates, a session will be held.
All delegates must be elected before midnight on Friday evening.

SATURDAY, JUNE 20

7:15 a.m. An Acoustic Service of Prayer and Praise, Memorial Chapel
8:30 a.m. Order for Morning Prayer
8:45 a.m. Conference Plenary – Business Session

Board of Laity Report, including Laity Address Resolutions and Petitions
Concluding Conference Business

10:45 a.m.  Break

11:15 a.m. Worship Service: Celebration of Life

Rev. Dr. Robert M. Blackburn, Jr., Central UMC in Asheville, preaching

12:30 p.m. Lunch Recess

Note: Saturday afternoon is scheduled to be a free afternoon. However, if action on resolutions and petitions has not been completed, a business session will be convened.

7:30 p.m. Worship Service: Ordination of Deacons and Elders

Bishop William T. McAlilly, preaching
Bishop Larry M. Goodpaster, liturgist

SUNDAY, JUNE 21

9:00 a.m. Adult Sunday School – Memorial Chapel Rev. Robert V. Dodd, teaching

10:00 a.m. Closing Worship Service

Bishop Larry M. Goodpaster, preaching
Special Music by the Junaluska Singers, Melody Galloway, Director
Fixing of the Appointments
Commissioning of General and Jurisdictional Conference Delegates Adjournment of the 2015 Annual Conference, sine die


*Until the Whole World Hears by Casting Crowns
Words and Music by Mark Hall, Roger Glidewell, Jason McArthur, and Bernie Herms
©2009 Club Zoo Music (BMI), My Refuge Music (BMI), Sony/ATV Publishing, LLC (BMI),
M.G.E. Songs (ASCAP), Word Music, LLC (ASCAP), and Banahama Tunes (ASCAP)
Club Zoo Music and My Refuge Music Admin. by EMI CMG Publishing
Sony/ATV Music Publishing, LLC Admin. by Sony/ATV Music Publishing, LLC, 8 Music Square West, Nashville, TN 37203
M.G.E. Songs Admin. by New Spring Publishing
Banahama Tunes Admin. by Word Music, LLC
All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission