Annual Conference 2022

The 2022 Annual Conference session will be held June 2-4 at the Erie Bayfront Convention Center. The theme for the session is Anchored in Christ, based on Hebrews 6:19.

We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain

The Annual Conference will officially open with worship at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 2. A Prayer Walk and worship is scheduled for 11 a.m. Ordination will be at 7 p.m. Thursday evening.

Bible study and plenary sessions will be held on Friday and Saturday morning, with a memorial service and closing worship at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 4.

Voting members of the annual conference should have received information about registration via email on February 23.  Read the email here.  It includes details on how to make lodging reservations for rooms in blocks that have been set aside at area hotels and offer a special Conference rate. 

Local churches are encouraged to cover the $50 registration fee and hotel costs for voting members from their congregations for Thursday and Friday night.

The Clergy Session of Annual Conference will be held at 1 p.m., May 12 at Dutilh UMC, 1270 Dutilh Rd., Cranberry Twp., PA 16066. Click here to sign up for the clergy session.

Section Leaders Needed: Clergy and laity, including young adults, are invited to apply to serve as legislative section leaders during Annual Conference. Volunteers are required to participate in on online training in the spring, join in planning with teammates, attend an orientation session on Thursday morning, June 2; lead a section meeting Thursday afternoon, report results and represent the section to the Annual Conference as needed during the plenary sessions. Email Greg Spencer at for more information and to volunteer. 

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