The annual conference is the basic body in The United Methodist Church and sessions of the annual conference have historically been a time for the people called Methodists to gather, give account to God of the work they have done and their stewardship of the resources God has given them since they last met. It has also been a holy time to discern God’s will for their future, a time when persons called to ordained ministry are commissioned and ordained, and both clergy and lay personnel and financial resources are deployed for ministry. Above all, annual conference sessions have been connectional gatherings where the gathered have experienced the presence of the Holy Spirit and have been revived for God’s holy work.
The Annual Conference session will consider legislation, recognize retiring clergy, celebrate a Memorial service to honor clergy and clergy spouses that have passed during the previous year, and fix the appointments of pastors to the various charges.
Annual conferences are geographically defined and each year, across the denomination, the clergy members of the conference meet with at least an equal number of lay members in their annual conference session for worship, fellowship, and to conduct the business of the conference, which may last three to five days. The area bishop presides over these meetings. This will be the 172nd session of the California-Nevada Annual Conference and the first time going all virtual.
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A video to help prepare you for this year's Virtual Annual Conference Session.
The 2020 ACS Recommendations, Resolutions, and Petitions document has been updated with the proposed budget for 2020-21.
Leaders across the California-Nevada conference are at work, preparing for the upcoming 172nd session of our annual conference which takes place ...
“Welcome! What a strange time and what a strange way to be together,” stated Los Rios District Superintendent Shinya Goto and emcee for the recent ...
Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus, the One whose path we seek to walk. I continue to pray for you as we learn how to be the Church anew. ...
It’s time to begin thinking about legislation for our Annual Conference Session, June 12-15, 2020. Please note the guidelines in our conference ...
The method of selection by nomination and election of youth and young adult delegates to the Annual Conference Session shall be established each year ...
Registration for the 172nd Session of the California-Nevada Conference is open and we invite you to visit the Annual Conference Session (ACS) webpage ...