Annual Conference Registration has CLOSED.
There is still time to register for the Pre-Conference Workshops.
Registration questions, contact:
Sarah Filizzi, AC Registrar
Voicemail: 717-766-7441 ext.3605
Here is your chance to grow, be equipped, and connect with one another as part of your Annual Conference experience this year in 2019. We are bringing in nationally recognized speakers and local experts to provide you with excellent learning opportunities to meet the needs of our leaders and congregations. Don't miss this opportunity to take advantage of these workshops and learn from specialists.
Workshops will be held at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center on:
Wednesday, May 29 from 1 - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 30 from 9 - 10 a.m.
The cost for workshops are as follows:
$15 per person for each workshop on Wednesday, May 29
$25 per person on Thursday morning May 30
CEU’s will be available
We encourage you to attend these workshops but are not required for Annual Conference.
More information available at susumc.org/navigate-expeditions-2019
Mission Central Projects at Annual Conference
As part of Annual Conference this year Mission Central will be collecting shoes of all kinds, shapes and sizes ... as long as there is "life in their soles," we will collect them!
We will also be collecting school supplies of all types. There is a specific need for single-subject spiral notebooks and composition books.
Please bring a NEW backpack with you on Thursday, May 30* to participate in part of the "Leadership Experience".
*Notice date correction - date listed in past AC alerts was incorrect.
Youth Service Fund: Silent Auction Basket Donations Needed
Thank you to those who committed to provide baskets for the YSF Silent Auction! It is not too late to participate in this vital fundraiser that will help equip and train young leaders within our church. Basket donations may be brought to the conference office from May 21-28 or to the YSF Booth at the Hershey Lodge on the afternoon of Wednesday, May 29. The YSF Booth is located across from the Great American Ball Room. Again, thank you for helping us reach our total fundraising goal of raising $10,000.00 for the Youth Service Fund.
To donate or for information contact Robin Correll at email@example.com.
Disaster Response "Fill the Trailer" Campaign during Annual Conference
The Disaster Response Ministry is conducting a “Fill the Trailer” campaign during Annual Conference. The goal of this initiative is to furnish the Conference’s newest disaster response trailer with the tools and equipment necessary to support early response teams (ERTs) and Volunteers in Mission teams (VIMs) as they follow God’s calling into restorative ministry.
Each congregational delegation is encouraged to prayerfully consider supporting this initiative by either bringing specific tools for the trailer or providing financial support to equip it. If you are led to provide tools, ask your congregation to support their purchase from the attached list of ministry needs. The list is categorized by District. If your delegation feels called to provide financial support, please consider a free-will offering or fundraising effort to fulfill that calling.
When you arrive at Annual Conference, drop your tools and equipment in the trailer that will be at the Disaster Response Ministry informational table. Your financial support can also be dropped off at the table or sent directly to the Conference office noting Disaster Response Ministry Advance #8055.
If you have any questions please contact our Disaster Response Coordinator - firstname.lastname@example.org
Blueprint for Wellness Screenings During Annual Conference
May 31 and June 1
from 6:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.
at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center
Please register by May 17.
Walk-ins are very limited.
Employer group: HealthFlex or United Methodist Church
Online: wespath.org > HealthFlex/WebMD
Select "Quest Blueprint for Wellness"
Lodging & Meals at Annual Conference
As local churches prepare 2019 Budgets/Spending Plans, the Sessions Committee of the Susquehanna Conference offers the following costs for lodging and meals for the 2019 Annual Conference to be held at Hershey Lodge and Convention Center.
• Thursday, May 30 - Saturday, June 1, two nights lodging (double occupancy)
and seven meals, $430.
• Thursday, May 30 - Saturday, June 1, two nights lodging (single occupancy)
and seven meals, $620.
• Wednesday, May 29 - Saturday, June 1, three nights lodging (double occupancy)
and eight meals, $540.
• Wednesday, May 29 - Saturday, June 1, three nights lodging (single occupancy)
and eight meals, $825.
For those who are commuting a pre-purchased meal package
will be available at the cost of $175.