2021 Annual Conference Session


Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton, Resident Bishop of the New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, has announced that the 222nd Annual Conference Session will be a virtual gathering.

The 2021 Conference Theme is "On Jordan's Stormy Banks"

The Annual Conference schedule as it currently stands is outlined below.

The 2021 New York Annual Conference Session will be held virtually on June 10-12, 2021


Commissioning and Ordination Service Bulletin Now Available.


Videos from Annual Conference Available



a. Opening Session, Thursday Evening, June 10th, 6:30pm

i. Opening Worship - Bishop Bickerton

ii. Opening of Conference

iii. Organizational Rules Resolution and Rules Amendments

iv. Nomination of Trustees

v. Africa University

vi. Reading of Appointments MET District

vii. Special Recognition of Retiring Conference Leaders

viii. Approval of Nominations Report


b. Session 2, Friday Morning, June 11th, 9am

i. Worship with Bible Study by Rev Hector Burgos

ii. Reading of Appointments CH District

iii. Reports

  1. Cabinet

  2. Lay Leader (recognition of Deaconesses/Home Missioners)

  3. Global Ministries

  4. Pension and Health Benefits

  5. Equitable Compensation

  6. CF&A Budget Presentation

iv. Reading of Appointments LIE District

v. Corporate Session

  1. Trustees Report

       a. Corporate Resolution

  2. Election of Trustees

  3. Election of Chancellor

  4. Chancellor Report

  5. Election of JFON Board

  6. Election of Treasurer


vii. Special Recognition of Retiring Conference Leaders

viii. Reading of Appointments CT District


c. Session 3, Friday Afternoon, 1pm

i. Bible Study with Rev Hector Burgos

ii. Reading of Appointments LIW District

iii. Episcopal Address and Celebration of 25 years of Deacons

iv. Reading of Appointments NY/CT District

v. Legislative Section Reports

vi. Retiree Recognition

vii. Black College Fund Ambassador and Offering

The business session has concluded; there will be no evening session on Friday

e. Session 5, Saturday Morning, June 12th, 10am 

i. Memorial Service  Memorial Service Bulletin

ii. Closing of Conference


Service of Commissioning and Ordination, Sunday Afternoon, June 13th, 4pm, Memorial UMC, White Plains  Commissioning and Ordination Service Bulletin

Service will be held at 4:00pm at Memorial United Methodist Church in White Plains. This service will be in-person for those being Commissioned and Ordained with limited invited guests. All Covid protocols will be followed, and the event will be live-streamed.   

Service begins

Offering for Young Clergy Debt Assistance