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Sunday, April 2, 2017, 3 - 5 p.m.

As you probably know, our Annual Conference gathering for the Susquehanna Conference will be held in a new location at the Hershey Lodge. In addition, 2017 begins the new quadrennial theme of Better Together. With so many new and exciting things on the horizon, the opportunity arose to host a Pre-Annual Conference Live Stream event at various locations across our conference to help Annual Conference attendees prepare for our time together in May.

Check out the Flyer for locations and more details


Amounts of $15 or more may be given toward the purchase of flowers for the platform. Names of contributors, and of those persons to be honored or memorialized, will be printed in the Susquehanna DailyLINK. Name(s) and telephone number(s), contributor(s), and the typed/clearly printed name of the honored or memorialized person(s) must be included with the request and payment.

Request and payment must be received by April 3 at the Conference Connectional Ministries Office:
Attn: Lisa Bender
303 Mulberry Dr.
Mechanicsburg PA 17050-3179


The 2017 meeting of the Susquehanna Annual Conference will be held Thursday, May 4, through Saturday May 6, 2017, at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pa.

Please note that the Annual Conference dates for 2017 are earlier than in recent years. This will mean that deadlines for registration, technology requests for presenters, and vendor display requests will be earlier than in past years. Please be aware of notices as they are published.

Although registration is necessary for everyone attending the Annual Conference Session, there is no registration cost to attend.  The costs for those requesting rooms at the Hershey Lodge and meals at the 2017 Annual Conference are as follows:

Two Nights Lodging
- Thursday, May 4 - Saturday, May 6: two nights lodging (double occupancy) and seven meals, $415.
- Thursday, May 4 - Saturday, May 6: two nights lodging (single occupancy) and seven meals, $603.

Three Nights Lodging
- Wednesday, May 3 - Saturday, May 6: three nights lodging (double occupancy) and eight meals, $527.
- Wednesday, May 3 - Saturday, May 6: three nights lodging (single occupancy) and eight meals, $809.

As you plan your lodging options please consider a change to our Thursday morning agenda. The Thursday morning Laity and Clergy Sessions will begin at 10:30 a.m., this will allow an extra hour of travel time for those coming from a distance.

As of today, the registration period is set to open Monday, February 27, and will close Friday, March 24, at midnight. We have blocked (reserved) 500 rooms for our Thursday and Friday lodging, a limited number of single rooms will be available. If you desire a single room, we encourage you to register early in the registration time period.

If you are commuting, and therefore not requesting a room at the Hershey Lodge, but desire a meal package, you may request the meal package during the registration period. We are pleased that the facilities at Hershey Lodge will allow us this year to offer one seating per meal. The meal package cost for Thursday lunch through Saturday lunch (seven meals) is $150. Meal packages and individual meal tickets will not be available for purchase at Annual Conference, the meal package must be pre-purchased.

The Hershey Lodge is located at 325 University Dr., Hershey, PA 17033. An overview of the facilities at Hershey Lodge may be seen at


Thursday, May 4
Opening Worship Celebration, 2:15–3:15 p.m., Blue and White Room
Memorial Service, 7:15 p.m., Blue and White Room

Friday, May 5
Bible Study, Rev. Dr. Jamie Clark Soles, Gospel of John, 8:15–9:30 a.m., Blue and White Room
Celebration of Ministry, 7:15 p.m., Blue and White Room

Saturday, May 6
Bible Study, Rev. Dr. Ken Loyer, Eucharist Prayer, 8:15–9:30 a.m., Blue and White Room
Ordination Service, 1:30 p.m., Blue and White Room

SPECIAL MEALS – By Invitation/Reservation
Wednesday, May 3
Board of Ordained Ministry, 5:30 p.m., Crystal A

Thursday, May 4
Memorial Dinner, 5:30 p.m., Cocoa Suite 1/Cocoa Terrace
Wesley Seminary Alumni Lunch, 12:30 p.m., Cocoa Suite 6

Friday, May 5
Extension Ministries Breakfast, 7:00 a.m., Cocoa Suite 6
Lycoming College Breakfast, Friday, Cocoa Suite 1
Awards Luncheon, 12 noon, Cocoa Suite 1/Cocoa Terrace
Deacon’s Lunch, 12 noon, Cocoa Suite 6
Preachers Aid Meeting, 12 noon, Cocoa Suite 1
Ministry Night Dinner, 5:30 p.m., Crystal A

Friday, May 5
Welcome Back Celebration for Bishop and Lisa Park, Friday, 8:45–10 p.m., Great Lobby



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Register before 11:59 p.m. on March 24

Registration Information
   Registration Booklet

       Introduction/General Info


       Intercessory Prayer Form
       Holy Conferencing Guidelines
       Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

  ► Registration questions, contact:
       Gloria McElwee, AC Registrar
       Voicemail: 717-766-7441 ext.3605
                            or 1-800-874-8474