AC17 News & Info

Annual Conference 2017 registration is now open! All voting members of the 2017 CTC Annual Conference are requested to register for the June 11-14 meeting at First Methodist Mansfield as soon as possible. Voting members consist of clergy (active and retired) with full or limited voting rights and the lay members of the conference elected by their church’s charge conference, district conference or by virtue of their conference office. Visitors are welcome but do not need to register. There is no charge for attending, and childcare is available by request.
ATTENTION CLERGY: If you are unable to attend one or more days of the 2016 Central Texas Annual Conference meeting, you must complete and return the Request for Excused Absence Form to the Conference Secretary as soon as possible.

The UMW will be having their luncheon on Tuesday, June 13th at Walnut Creek Country Club during the lunch break. The cost for this is $20.00 and will be a sit down meal, which will include a salad, entrée, sides, dessert and beverage. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Lynne Grandstaff at 214-738-7301.

AC17 childcare registration form and details are now available. Visit ctcumc.org/ac17-childcareform if you are attending the Central Texas Annual Conference meeting and need childcare. Care is offered from 7:30 a.m. to 5:50 p.m. Monday – Wednesday (June 12-14) for children ages six months to 12 years. The cost is $20 per child, per day, plus a non-refundable registration fee of $20 per child. The completed form and registration fee are due by May 26. More details are available at ctcumc.org/ac17-childcareform. Please send an email to mavishowell@ctcumc.org with questions.
 
Submit your nominations for the Harry Denman Award by May 2. Each year at Annual Conference, the Smith Center for Evangelism and Church Growth recognizes those whose lives exemplify the Great Commission through word and deed with the Harry Denman Evangelism Award. This award honors those whose ministry of evangelism consistently brings people into a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ. If you know someone who is passionate and committed to introducing others to Christ, email your nomination to tammylindley@ctcumc.org by May 2. Full details, including the nomination form, are available at ctcumc.org/harrydenmanaward.
 
Asbury Award Nominations accepted through May 9. The Francis Asbury Award recognizes and encourages support of higher education and campus ministries within The United Methodist Church by recognizing those who advance our mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ via ministries at the higher education level. Visit ctcumc.org/asburyaward to learn more about the award and how to submit your nominations, which are due by May 9.
 
AC17 Hotel block information now available. The Central Texas Conference has partnered with four hotels close to First Methodist Mansfield – the host church of the 2017 Annual Conference meeting. While every effort was made to secure as many rooms as possible, the blocks are limited and will fill quickly. Visit ctcumc.org/ac17-hotels for a listing of and contact information for the AC17 hotels.
 
Clergy Request for Excused Absence from AC17 Form. Any clergy who cannot attend Annual Conference 2017 - all or a portion of the conference - must complete a Request for Excused Absence form and submit it to the Conference Secretary as soon as possible. That form is available here.
 
Be Blessed at Annual Conference!  Volunteer to be a Teller! If you would like to be truly blessed this year at Annual Conference, consider volunteering to be a Teller. Tellers have the unique opportunity of serving the members of Annual Conference by distributing material, answering questions, counting votes, assisting with worship services during A/C sessions and much more. To volunteer, please contact your district office as soon as possible!