2012 Annual Conference Wednesday
Rev. Dr. Iosmar Alvarez gave the morning devotion on 2 Peter 1, talking about the need for disciples to have faith, goodness, knowledge, self-control, and perseverance.
“I’ve heard more passionate discussion about guaranteed appointment than about discipleship,” said Dr. Alvarez. “If you have a divine calling from a divine God, you have an appointment guaranteed.”
The morning plenary began with reports on offerings taken at the Conference. Michael Watts reported...
2012 Annual Conference Tuesday
The day began with the morning devotion from Rev. Mark Windley, pastor of Amazing Grace Community of Faith (Louisville District).
At the morning plenary session, Rev. Darren Brandon of the Retiree Health Care Task Force presented the retiree health care plan proposal. It dealt with the $53 million unfunded liability for retiree health. The six proposals to cut this liability in half as “a first step” passed the Conference.
Rev. James Williams, chair of the Conference Evangelism...
2012 Annual Conference Monday
Service of Remembrance
“Called by Christ, Sent to Heal” is the theme of this year's Annual Conference. With a focus on health and well-being, the day began at 6:30 a.m. with a 30-minute health walk. A group will walk every morning during Conference.
The Laity Session and Clergy Executive Session met in the morning. Conference lay leader Carol Ackley led the Laity Session, which included an update from each district lay leader. This marks Carol's fourth and final Annual...
2012 Annual Conference Pre-Conference Activities Sunday
Sunday was set-up day for the 2012 Kentucky Annual Conference. Staff and volunteers got the Northern Kentucky Convention Center ready to welcome clergy, laity, and guests to the annual gathering of Kentucky United Methodists in Covington. Scores of volunteers made quick work of unloading a truck full of items for Conference.
Many people at the Convention Center enjoyed a time of Sabbath after lunch. Rev. Kevin Burney offered a brief reflection on John 13: 1-5. Rev. Farley Stuart led the group...
Looking Forward to June: The 2012 Kentucky Annual Conference
Kentucky United Methodists will gather in Covington June 11-13 for their yearly time of Christian conferencing. The theme for the 2012 Kentucky Annual Conference is “Called by Christ, Sent to Heal.” This theme reflects one of the United Methodist Church’s Four Areas of Focus: Combating the diseases of poverty by improving health globally. Past years’ conferences have focused on the other three areas: Engaging in ministry with the poor, creating new places for new people...
Conference Theme & Logo Reflect Focus on New Places for New People
The theme for the 2011 Kentucky Annual Conference is “Called by Christ, Sent to Sow.” This theme and the logo designed for the Conference reflect one of the United Methodist Church’s Four Areas of Focus: Creating new places for new people and revitalizing existing congregations.
More details about the Conference are available at www.kyumc.org/ac2011. Information will be updated on a regular basis through the June event.
A few important dates related to this year’s...
Kentucky Annual Conference 2010 Afternoon of Service
On June 10, over 600 people served in over 30 different locations in and around Covington, touching countless people and blessing them with service. It is safe to say that everyone who participated was blessed in some way.
Rev. Scott Stith, who coordinated the Afternoon of Service, describes the day as “an exhilarating and much needed time of getting out and serving the community as a whole.”
He expects that next year the service time will be “even bigger and...
Reflections on the Kentucky Annual Conference 2010 Afternoon of Service
On June 10, over 600 people served in over 30 different locations in and around Covington. Here some of them share their stories from that day.
Jean Ashby, Centertown United Methodist Church (Owensboro District)
I helped with the Campbell soup labels. I met so many nice people from all over the state and we had a great fellowship together--sharing our history, where we lived and so many good things. I was glad to have been a part of the Afternoon of service and thought it was a wonderful...
Opportunities for Conference to Make a Difference in Covington Community
With the Annual Conference right around the corner, there are some wonderful opportunities headed your way! There is an “Afternoon of Service” scheduled for Thursday the 10th of June, when each delegate, each clergy, and each family member will have an opportunity to participate in a variety of projects ranging from Prayer Walks through the Assembly of Health Kits into visiting Nursing Homes and Random Acts of Kindness in the community.
Please consider this as an opportunity to...
"Called by Christ, Sent by the Spirit": The 2009 Kentucky Annual Conference
by Beth Dixon
(Note: This article focuses on some highlights of our recent Annual Conference session. To view more pictures from the 2009 Conference, click here.)
This was a year of firsts for the Kentucky Annual Conference: the first year with Bishop Lindsey Davis presiding at the Conference sessions, the first year Annual Conference was held in Northern Kentucky, and the first year members were able to register for Conference online.
More than 300 volunteers with smiling faces and sunny...
Hope for Africa Children's Choir Comes to Kentucky
The Hope for Africa Children's Choir arrived in Texas in mid-April and now is traveling in Kentucky on their four-month tour of the United States. The choir will perform at various sites throughout the Kentucky Conference. They will be part of the Missions and Ministry Celebration on June 3 at Annual Conference.
The 23 children who comprise the choir are ages 4 to 12 and come from poor villages and internally displaced persons camps in Uganda, which is part of the East Africa Annual...
Ministerial Exploration Team Awards
The Ministerial Exploration Team of the Board of Ordained Ministry exists to support and guide those discerning a call into vocational ministry. As a part of that task we visit Kentucky United Methodist students in seminaries, we offer information for those sensing a call, we offer events to help people with that discernment, and we celebrate local churches who are nurturing members toward answering a call.
Last year at Annual Conference, we honored Southern Hills United Methodist Church in...