AC 2020 Agenda

Kentucky Annual Conference

June 8 - 10, 2020 

Northern Kentucky Convention Center
One West RiverCenter Blvd.
Covington, KY 41011

 


(All events are at the Convention Center unless otherwise noted and all times listed are Eastern Time.)

WORSHIP:

As this quadrennium draws to a close, our journey through the liturgical calendar concludes with a focus on the season of Advent. How poignant for such as time as this, that we place ourselves in a season that is about waiting!  We, in the United Methodist Church, have come to know a thing or two about waiting.  We wait for answers.  We wait for word.  We wait for the other shoe to drop. We wait for the outcomes and we wait in the tension.  Be reminded, brothers and sisters in Christ, that greater still is the reality that we are a people who experience the already as we await the not yet.

As a people who live in that tension, we recognize our need to worship together even in the waiting.  This year worship will look different than in years past. Conference will begin with an Opening Worship service with Holy Communion.  On Monday night, we will celebrate those called to serve in ministry in our Legacy of Hope Service: A Service of Commissioning, Ordination and Memorial.  Tuesday night’s Celebration of Ministry service will honor our retiring clergy as well as celebrate the mission to which we are all called.

We will gather in June to turn our eyes to the Incarnation of Jesus Christ; the very hope of the world. We are a people who are called to Know the Hope and to Show the Hope.  That hope lies in Christ alone.  He is Immanuel:  God with us.  Christ is the Hope of the world, the Hope of our neighborhoods, and the Hope of our church.  May we step into our gathering as The Kentucky Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, echoing Charles Wesley’s hymn in our hearts:

Come, Thou long expected Jesus, born to set Thy people free. From our fears and sins release us, let us find our rest in Thee. Israel’s strength and consolation, hope of all the earth Thou art.  Dear desire of every nation, joy of every longing heart.

   Sunday, June 7

      5:00 - 8:00 pm

Registration Begins (Exhibit Hall II)

                6:30 pm

Young Adult Gathering - Clergy and Laity
(OFF SITE - TBD)

  

    Monday, June 8

               8:00 am                                   

 

Registration Continues (Exhibit Hall II)

Ordination Rehearsal (Hall 1) 

               9:00 am       

Opening Worship  (Hall 1)
     Bishop Leonard Fairley. preaching
 

             10:30 am

Clergy Executive Session (2nd Floor, Ballroom)
(Doors Close at 11am)
 

             10:30 am       

Laity Session (Hall 1)
 

             12:00 pm

Lunch Break 

               2:00 pm

Organizational Session/Worshipful Work/Plenary (Hall 1)

               4:30 pm       

Dinner Break

               6:30 pm

A Legacy of Hope: A Service of Commissioning, Ordination, and Memorial (Hall 1)
     Bishop Gary Mueller , preaching

  

     Tuesday, June 9

                 8:30 am              

Worship and Bible Study (Hall 1)
       Led by Rev. Jim Nichols and Rev. Tina Patterson

                 9:30 am

Worshipful Work/Plenary/Ministry Stories (Hall 1)

               12:00 pm

Lunch Break

                 2:00 pm

Worshipful Work/Plenary/Ministry Stories (Hall 1)

                 4:30 pm

Dinner Break
     Youth & Young Adult Dinner with Bishop Fairley

                 7:30 pm A Celebration of Ministry Service (Hall 1)
     Mission Offering received
     Rev. Greg Gallaher and Rev. John Gallaher, preaching

 

 

Wednesday, June 10

                8:30 am            Worship and Bible Study (Hall 1)
       Led by Rev. Jim Nichols and Rev. Tina Patterson
 
              9:30 am Worshipful Work/Plenary/Ministry Stories (Hall 1)
 
              12:00 pm

Dismiss with Blessing

 

Note:  Additional Pre-Conference events & special meals may be added