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179th Annual Conference


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Visit www.umcnic.org/AC2018 for all information, registration, and downloadable content.

Things to Know:

Online Registration opens Monday, April 2.

Hotel Registrations are open until May 11. The rate is $122 + 11% tax.

Gary Rand and his band The Many will be working with our worship team to develop worship services and lead us in worship during Annual Conference.

The Conference will open on Sunday, June 3 at 4 p.m. with the Ordination Service. Watch for more information about clergy processional and all other related instructions.

Clergy session, like last year, will be held at an earlier date on May 15, 2018. This year it will be held at Christ UMC in Rockford, IL with guest speaker Victor Saad/ Experience Institute.

Among other business pieces, we will celebrate all who are ending their ministry as appointed clergy in a Retirement Service on Monday, June 4 and honor those who have transitioned into eternal life in a Memorial Service on Tuesday, June 5. Please remember to submit names of Lay Members to Annual Conference who have died since June 2017 to Megan Casey at mcasey@umcnic.org. Families, friends, and congregations are invited to attend the service.

Offsite childcare will be available for children 12 years old and under at Geneva UMC, 211 Hamilton St., Geneva, IL. Registration will be available through the AC registration.

We will be offering the “New Member Orientation” on Sunday, June 3. Watch for location in the upcoming updates.

Display tables are $30 per table and $50 if electricity is needed. Prices were raised this year because Pheasant Run increased their prices and the tables are larger.

Please email Rev. Alka Lyall at pastoralkalyall@gmail.com with any questions. The deadline to register is May 10.

Contact Deborah Tinsley-Taylor at nicsecretary@umcnic.org to approve any announcements you wish to have projected on the screen.

A few reminders:

Our onsite Accessibility Coordinator will be present to help with any needs (vision, movement, hearing, etc.), within our ability. Please be sure to indicate in your registration how we can extend welcome and hospitality to you during Annual Conference.

If you are interested in ushering, greeting or volunteering during plenaries and worship services, please email Alka Lyall at pastoralkalyall@gmail.com.