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2011 Annual Conference

June 15-19
The Civic Center
Roanoke, VA

Annual Conference Logo
Click here to download any of the three versions of the 2011 Annual Conference logo

DVD Order Forms
Click here to download this year's DVD Order Form.

Clergy Appointments
Click here to view list of clergy appointments (pdf)

General and Jurisdictional Conference Delegates
Click here to see list of General and Jurisdictional Conference delegates (pdf)

Annual Conference Wrap-up
Click here for a summary of events at the 2011 Annual Conference

Results of 2011 Resolutions Click here to view and download a pdf file

Updated Conference Offering Information:
$9,397 for Chaplain Services
$5,384 for Youth Service Fund
$31,235 for Kits for Conference
$191,269 for Annual Conference Offering

Music Resource List
Jim Bennett, who led this year's music at annual conference, has provided a music resource list. Click here to download a copy (pdf).

Daily News:
Wednesday, June 15
Thursday Morning, June 16
Thursday Afternoon, June 16
Thursday Evening, June 16, Mission Celebration
Friday Morning, June 17
Friday Afternoon, June 17, Recognition of Retirees
Friday Evening, June 17, Ordination Service
Saturday Morning, June 18
Saturday Afternoon, June 18
Saturday Evening, June 18, Memorial Service
Sunday Morning, June 19

Daily Advocates:
Thursday, June 16 (pdf)
Friday, June 17 (pdf)
Saturday, June 18 (pdf)
Sunday, June 19 (pdf)

Ballot Results:
Click here to view Ballot Results
Click here to download a printable copy of a list of delegates (pdf)
Click here to view Clergy Ballot Histories
Click here to view Laity Ballot Histories

Coverage of Brazilian Children's Visit:
Coverage of the Brazilian children’s visit to the Virginia Conference has been posted on the Igreja Metodista em Brasil Web site. You can find it at You can get a rough English translation by clicking on "English" in the upper right hand corner.

Virtual Promo Packet - June 1, 2011
Click here to view the files in this year's Virtual Promo Packet

Book of Reports Packet The links below are the documents that were mailed to members of the 2011 Annual Conference. They are pdf files.
Book of Reports Introductory Letter
Book of Reports
Book of Reports Campus Ministry Addendum
Book of Reports Higher Education Addendum
Book of Reports Disciple Bible Outreach Relationship Addendum
Booklet of Lay Nominees for General and Jurisdictional Conferences
Banquet Schedule (Updated 5/12/11)
Child Care Request Form
Accesibility for Individuals with Disabilities

Call to Worship, June 19
The Call to Worship and Litany for the concluding service of worship at Annual Conference is available in pdf and Word for congregations that may wish to incorporate them as part of their worship.
Click here to download a pdf file
Click here to download a Word file.

July 3 Litany of Celebration for United Methodist Churches
The Cabinet has been working on ways to celebrate and recognize the formation of the four new districts and also those churches that are moving to different districts. One of the ways was to have a litany that the Cabinet is asking every local church to use in their order of worship on July 3. Click here to download a pdf copy of the litany.

Conference Offering - Goal of $200,000
Mozambique – Leadership Development/Living Well Society: $50,000
Brazil – Shade and Fresh Water/John Wesley Medical Boat: $50,000
Agape Christian Children’s Community Center, Inc. – Eastern Shore: $50,000
Shalom Zone: Grace Ministries – Roanoke: $50,000
Click here to download an information flyer (pdf)
Click here to download a black and white bulletin insert (pdf)
Click here to download a color bulletin insert (pdf)

Kits for Conference
The 2011 Virginia Conference kit collection is being conducted to replenish the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) supply. UMCOR’s Sager Brown Depot reports there is a need for all types of kits. Local churches are encouraged to collect items for any of the most requested UMCOR kits and bring them to Annual Conference for delivery. The list and instructions are available by clicking here (pdf).
     UMCOR has issued a special call for more cleaning buckets (formerly known as flood buckets). For information about assembling cleaning buckets, go to

Lay Nominee Booklet for 2012 General and Southeastern Jurisdictional Conferences
Click here to download a pdf copy of the booklet.

Memorial Service: A Service of Remembrance and Holy Communion (pdf)
Ordination Service
, Saturday, June 18, 2011, 7 p.m. (pdf)
Click here to download a copy in Word.

Ordination Service: Service for the Ordering of Ministry in The United Methodist Church, Friday, June 17, 2011, 7:30 p.m. (pdf)
Click here to download a copy in Word.

Packet Materials
In an effort to be good stewards of the environment and financial resources of the conference, the Annual Conference packet again will be in a virtual format. Electronic copies of materials previously submitted in hard copy for the tote bag may be e-mailed to Bev Myers in the office of Connectional Ministries by May 6 for approval by the director of Connectional Ministries. The Virtual Promo Packet will be available on this Web site at beginning June 1.

Per Diem Voucher for Annual Conference
By conference action, retirees, persons receiving their first appointment, and eligible others listed on pg 104 of the Book of Reports are authorized to receive reimbursement for expenses to attend Annual Conference, not to exceed $100 per day and is subject to limitations of conference approved rates. Vouchers may be obtained from the Wellness Ministries table at Annual Conference or is available by clicking here (pdf). The Conference Treasurer’s office is encouraging all reimbursements to be made by direct deposit. Instructions are attached to the voucher to make provisions for direct deposit. Vouchers will not be accepted after July 31.

Speakers set for Annual Conference in Roanoke


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