Annual Conference 2021

The 2021 Annual Conference will be held in hybrid form on June 18-19. Clergy session was held  on Monday, May 3 via Zoom Webinar. - Read the news release here -

While the COVID-19 vaccination rate in Western PA is increasing, the CDC has indicated that larger groups may safely gather and most occupancy limits in Pennsylvania were lifted at the end of May, the situation remains fluid and the June 18-19 session will be held as planned, as a hybrid event with limited in-person attendance.

The Annual Conference will officially begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 18 with the Ordination and Commissioning Service. Each of those being ordained or commissioned may invite a limited number guests.

On Saturday, June 19, the day will begin with Bible Study, followed by the State of the Church Address and motions on the legislation listed below. Families of members who have passed away over the last two years have been invited to attend the 11:30 a.m. Memorial Service, with Bishop Moore-Koikoi preaching. 

Members of the Annual Conference will be asked to vote on the following legislation:

  • A motion to suspend the Conference rules requiring in-person voting 
  • The Budget for 2022, which was discussed during District Conferences (RS 401, beginning on p. 408 of the legislation packet linked from the blue button below).
  • A slate of nominees for Conference boards and committees
  • Items related to the merger of the United Methodist Stewardship Foundation of the Susquehanna Conference into the United Methodist Foundation of Western PA. (RS707, 708 & 709, beginning on page 448 of the legislation packet).

Voting members will receive an email with links to the online ballot or a PDF form to print and return by mail by June 30, 2021. After receiving the links, ballots may be cast at any time. 

Items not voted on by members will be handled by the Connectional Leadership Table, as they have in the past year. 

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