2023 Annual Conference Deadlines

2023’s Annual Conference is scheduled for June 15-17, 2023, in Mesa, Arizona. There are three processes in which matters may be brought to the attention of the Annual Conference for action. 

  1. The Petition process is designed to be used by individual United Methodists and Local Churches. Through this process, any concerned United Methodist or Local Church may petition the Conference regarding a concern that is within the Conference’s Disciplinary power to act.
  2. The Resolution process is designed to be used by Conference Members, Boards, Committees, and Agencies who are directly related to the Annual Conference. 
  3. Rule changes are ordinarily generated by the Board, Committee, or Agency directly affected by the change. 

Legislation is to be received by the Conference Secretary at jlambert@dscumc.org.

Please note the following deadlines for legislation:

  • Petitions and rule changes must be received by February 28, 2023.
  • Resolutions must be received by April 30, 2023.  

Watch for more details regarding Annual Conference in February.

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Author: Rev. Jen Lambert

Senior pastor at Red Mountain United Methodist Church

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