Annual Meeting Goes Virtual June 7-13

The Annual Meeting Planning Work Group, in collaboration with Conference staff, is working hard to create an experience that will be educational, supportive, collaborative, and enjoyable — balanced by our sincere desire to keep everyone safe and healthy. To that end, the entire Annual Meeting will be virtual this year. An important note: there will be no resolutions this year. While resolutions are very important to the work of the Conference, the Board of Directors concluded that it added a level of complexity to a virtual meeting that will already be highly complex.

Registration

Delegates: $50 (includes all sessions)
Non-voting delegates: $25 (all sessions except for Friday)
Register here

Schedule

Monday, June 7, through Thursday, June 10: two daily workshops open to all attendees; registration for workshops will begin in mid-April
10:00–11:30 am: Workshop
1:00–2:30 pm: Workshop
Download the form here to propose a workshop

Friday, June 11: voting delegates only
9:30–11:30 am: Clergy-only seminar with Susan Beaumont (see info below)
1:00–3:00 pm: Business meeting
7:00–8:30 pm: Opening session (worship, State of the Conference)

Saturday, June 12: open to all attendees
10:00–11:00 am: Keynote address by Susan Beaumont, followed by Q&A (see info below)
11:00 am–noon: Breakout sessions
1:00–2:00 pm: Regional panel discussion on racial justice work, facilitated by Karen Georgia Thompson
2:00–3:00 pm: Regional breakout sessions
7:00–8:00 pm: Social hour

Sunday, June 13: open to all attendees
10:00–11:30 am: Minnesota Conference Worship, Karen Georgia Thompson preaching

Download Frequently Asked Questions here.

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Special Pre-Annual Meeting Seminar Exclusively for Minnesota Conference UCC Clergy
Friday, June 11, 9:30–11:30 am
How to Lead When You Don’t Know Where You’re Going: Leading in a Liminal Season

How do you lead an organization stuck between an ending and a new beginning—when the old way of doing things no longer works but a way forward is not yet clear? Such in between times are called liminal seasons. They call for a different kind of leadership presence, one that connects the soul of leaders with the soul of the institution.

Join this outstanding learning opportunity led and presented by Susan Beaumont, premier consultant, coach and author. Gain concrete, practical, immediately useful tools and discernment techniques appropriate to your leadership in this liminal season.

Registration for this event is required but will be free for authorized ministers who have already registered as paying delegates for Annual Meeting.  Those who have not registered for Annual Meeting will incur a $35/person fee to attend this seminar. Registered attendees will also receive a 30% discount code to purchase your own copy of Susan’s book.

All Conference Worship
Sunday, June 13

Whether you are attending Annual Meeting or not, whether your congregation is meeting in person or online, we invite you to join with the entire Minnesota Conference to worship together as one large community on Sunday, June 13 as we close our Annual Meeting for the year. Our guest preacher for this service will be Rev. Dr. Karen Georgia Thompson, Associate General Minister of the UCC and Co-Executive of Global Ministries, Wider Church Ministries and Operations. We will livestream and we would love to have all of our churches worshiping with us as one interconnected Conference. You can either share the link, incorporate us as part of what you normally do in worship, or just project the service in your sanctuary.