View The Board of Trustees additional action item:
Mark Shover, president, will be making a motion during the Board of Trustees Report for the Conference to approve the disaffiliation of Bethel, Marysville. The vote will be taken during the Annual Conference Session.
Recorded Conference Training Session Video
If you were unable to attend the LIVE Online Annual Conference training sessions a recorded training session is now available to view:
To be prepared for this year’s Online Annual Conference Session on June 18 - 19, registered lay members and clergy are encouraged to view this training.
This training will include how to login, voting procedures, and other important details.
Annual Conference Registrar
Phone: (717) 800-1551
Due to COVID 19 time in the conference office is limited. Phone messages will be retrieved regularly.
Important Dates for 2021
October 5: Special Called Session of Annual Conference. There will be a virtual Called Session of Annual Conference for the sole purpose of hearing the Council on Finance and Administration’s presentation and approving the 2022 Plan for Funding Ministry. This special virtual session will convene at 7:00 pm with the sign in/gathering time beginning at 6:30 pm.
September 25: Ordination: Our hope and plan at this time is that the Ordination Service will be in-person for all those being Ordained or Commissioned, their families, and invited guests. This service will be live streamed so that all may participate in this important moment in the life of our Annual Conference.
October 16: Retirement Celebration. This will be a joyful celebration for those pastors who retired from active ministry in 2020 and 2021. Currently, this is planned to be an in-person service for those who have entered the retired relationship in 2020 and 2021, their families, and invited guests. This service will be live streamed so that all may participate in this special celebration of those who have moved into the retired relationship.
October 30: Memorial Service. This service will give thanks to God for the faithful lives of pastors, pastors’ spouses, and any lay members of the annual conference session who died in 2020 and 2021. Currently, we are planning for this to be an in-person service for the families of the deceased and invited guests. This service will be live streamed so that all may participate in this hallowed service honoring those who have given so much of their lives to the church and who have now joined the great cloud of witnesses.
We are still finalizing the details of specific times and places for these services. But we encourage all members of the Susquehanna Annual Conference to put these dates on your calendar.
Honor Our Bishop
As was announced in the latest version of the Susquehanna LINK (pg. 6), a retirement gift is being collected for Bishop Park. All churches and people of the Susquehanna Conference are invited to make a donation in his name to the Building Beloved Community Fund (BBCF). This fund was created in 2020 and is designed to raise funds to help this conference live into it’s vision by resisting racism, promoting diversity, and loving our neighbors. One hundred percent of the money donated to the BBCF will be used to help us as a conference live into our mission to be the beloved community. You can donate to the BBCF online on our conference website at susumc.org/endracism or by mailing a check to
Attn: Finance Office
303 Mulberry Dr.
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
Please make the check out to the Susquehanna Conference and write BBCF-9300 in the memo line. Churches can send in money and list it on their remittance report (BBCF-9300). We can think of no better gift to our Bishop than to promote a fund developed to help us live into those goals; ensuring that our work can and will continue as we strive to share the love of God with all of God’s children.
We Honor Our 2020 Retirees’ Ministry - Thank you for your faithful leadership (View full list of 2020 Retiring Class) These retiring clergy will be formally celebrated next year with the 2021 retiring class.
2020 AC Award/Scholarship Recipients
Congratulations to this year's recipients!
AC 2019 Archive
Printed Materials -
*OCR PDF is an Accessible PDF