Annual Conference postponed until December

April 23, 2020

Because of the ongoing impact of COVID 19 on our communities, churches and world, the 2020 Annual Conference session, scheduled for June 7-10, will be postponed until Dec. 8-9. The 2020 Annual Conference still will meet at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington.   

The recommendations of public health officials, the concern of the health of our AC members and the churches and communities they represent, and the financial implications for our churches all contributed to our decision to postpone the gathering until December. 

We are thankful for your patience as we navigate through these unchartered days. The AC Program and Arrangements team is working on the logistics surrounding our December conference. We look forward to the day when we can all gather together safely to know the Hope and share the Hope that is Jesus Christ. 

Bishop Fairley said: “I am grateful for the work of our Annual Conference Program and Arrangement team who never wavered from honoring the sanctity of life in all its work, discussions, and decisions around whether to have Annual Conference. We have contingency plans for things like Ordination, etc.,which you will be hearing more about in the days ahead.”

He added: “I hope each of you understand that this was never an easy decision to make, but we chose life and the desire to defeat this pandemic that has already taken so many people from us. We look forward to seeing each of you safe and well in December to continue the journey of our shared calling.”

If you have made a hotel reservation through the Passkey system on our conference website, your reservation will automatically be canceled. You DO NOT need to call and cancel your reservation within these blocks. Individuals who made reservations outside of the Kentucky Conference hotel block will need to contact the hotel directly to cancel your reservations. 

The hotel block is open for our December conference.  You can find the list of those hotels here.


Always hopeful,

Rev. Tami Coleman
Conference Secretary