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Annual Conference Session 2019

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Can't make it to Annual Conference?
Watch the CrossOver Town Hall at 2:45 p.m

The four plenary sessions and the closing worship and reading of appointments will be available to watch live online. Recordings of the sermons from the Opening Worship, Memorial Service, and Commissioning and Ordination Service will be available soon after the conference.
Watch Thursday | Watch Friday AM | Watch Friday PM
Watch Saturday Plenary and closing worship

Last Minutes Resources

Updated Legislation from the June 12 Legislative Assembly meeting
Pathways document
 
The Hotel Eugene (formerly the Hilton - And soon to be the "Graduate Eugene") Eugene, Oregon will be the venue for the 2019 Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference session June 12-15. It is located at 66 East 6th Avenue. Three worship services will be held at Eugene First United Methodist Church, just 0.8 miles away.

News Updates

Read the latest news about annual conference and tips for getting the most out of the experience in AC Updates.

Lodging

 
Overflow Group Block at Comfort Suites, Eugene/Springfield (updated 5/20/19)
This property is approximately four miles from the annual conference venue at Hotel Eugene. The group rate is $116 for up to 4 people in a room and includes full hot breakfast buffet. Pet-friendly. To reserve a room you may call 541-746-5359 or book online at this link: https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/LQ58F1
 
Lodging will be at the Hotel Eugene with a room block at the discounted rate of $144/night plus tax. The rate includes wifi and parking. Breakfast is available for purchase at a group rate. This will be the most convenient lodging for the conference. The Hotel offers a complimentary airport and Amtrak station shuttle. The room block will open March 1. To reserve please call the hotel directly at 541-342-2000 and mention "UMC." SOLD OUT. If you have a reservation please note their cancellation policy: "Any individual reservation canceled with 3 days of arrival will be charged one night's room and tax. In the event a guest who has reserved a room within your block checks out prior to the guest's reserved checkout date, an early departure fee of $75 will be charged to that guest's individual account. Guests wishing to avoid this fee must advise the hotel at or before check-in.

Home2 Suites  1/2 mile away has a room block for reservations at the discounted rate of $139/night plus tax. The rate includes wifi, breakfast, and parking. Reserve online here. SOLD OUT for discounted rate.

Tip: It is the University's graduation weekend so reserve your room early!

If you would like help in finding a roommate to share the cost, please contact your district office.

Meals

Meals at the Hotel Eugene are open to all members and guests but must be purchased in advance on the registration form. It is important to note that the hotel requires pre-ordering and there are no tickets available at the door.

Registration

Registration is available online for both members of the annual conference and guests. Meals on-site will be available for purchase in advance on the registration form. Register by May 28 to avoid the $50 late fee. Online registration closes June 4. The only way to register after June 4 is to come to the Hotel Eugene. There is a $75 fee to register onsite.

Parking: Self-parking is complimentary at the Hotel Eugene for all registered guests and conference attendees. If it is full, there are other public parking lots in the area.

Be a Page!

Several youths grade 9-12 are needed to help with annual conference by being pages. It's a great time to learn about the annual conference and connect with other young people from around the conference. Apply online now or contact Dan Benson for more details at  director@collinsretreatcenter.org.

Learn more on the Youth and Young Adults at AC Page.

Ministry Marketplace Exhibits

Ministry Marketplace exhibits reflect the diversity of United Methodist ministries and helpful resources for ministry. Be sure to plan time to visit the marketplace in the hotel convention center lobby. Space is limited, download application information.

Downloadable reports and information

All materials that are needed by Annual Conference members are listed below. Download items to your PC, tablet, or phone for access during annual conference. (For best printing - download before you print!) Right-click and use the "save as ..." option to save files to your local computer.
Download files need Adobe Acrobat reader or other software to read. Apple phones and iPads can save the file to read in iBooks.

Legislation

Go to the legislation page to find individual links to legislative items, forms for submitting legislation, and copies of the original versions submitted to the legislative assembly.

Conference Schedule:

The preliminary schedule for Annual Conference is now available. Here are some highlights:
  • Check-in will be available from 3:00-6:00 p.m. Wednesday and again Thursday morning.
  • Opening worship on Wednesday evening, June 12, at First UMC, Eugene.
  • Clergy Session and Laity Session begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday
  • Memorial Service will be at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday
  • Commissioning and Ordination service will be at 7:30 p.m. on Friday
  • Closing worship and the reading of appointments will be at 11:15 a.m. on Saturday
Download a printable copy

Safe Sanctuaries and Abuse Prevention Training

For staff and volunteers working with children, youth, & vulnerable adults. $10/person or $25/church

Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 9 a.m. to 12 noon
Wesley Community Center, University of Oregon
2520 Harris St, Eugene, OR 97405


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