2011 Annual Conference

2011 Central Texas Annual Conference
June 5-8, 2011 • Waco Convention Center
Host Church: First United Methodist Church of Waco
All information, forms and the Preliminary Report will be posted under this area of the conference website as they become available.
Waco Convention Center:
The Waco Convention Center began a $17.5 million renovation and expansion project in October 2009, which should be completed by the June Annual Conference. You can see the changes at the photo gallery http://www.wacocvb.com/renovationpix.asp.

2011 Worship Booklet  (click link to the left to access a pdf of this year's worship booklet)

2011 Preliminary Report (click here to download report)
Annual Conference Seating Chart for the Waco Convention Center
 Annual Conference Online Registration:
There will be no online registration for the 2011 Annual Conference in Waco. Registration cards will be placed on the tables for delegates to complete on Monday morning at the Waco Convention Center. Nametags and table tents will be printed based on the information provided by the churches in the web console. If substitutions are made, the delegate attending will mark through the name on the nametag and table tent of the person they are replacing and write in their own name.
Click on the link above to review all the 2012 Lay Delegate applicants who will be voted on at Annual Conference
Special Interest Group Events:
Monday, June 6:
            Partners in Ministry Luncheon - Everyone is welcome!
            12:15 p.m. Monday, June 6 in the Brazos Room at the Waco Convention Center
            Cost: $12 Please reserve your tickets (Deadline is May 25) by the mailing your form to Kim Simpson,
            Conference Associate Lay Leader, 3905 Lake Powell Drive, Arlington 76016 (click here to download form)
            You can pick up your reserved tickets at Annual Conference from your District Lay Leader.
            Clergy Spouses' Luncheon - Reservations must be made in advance - Deadline May 19
            12:15 p.m. Monday June 6 at the Methodist Children's Home in the Johnson Student Center (click here for flyer)
            Cost: $12.50 (Pay at the door - make checks payable to CTCMSO or bring exact change if paying with cash)
            For reservations and/or dietary needs, contact Vicki Berry at vickiberry@windstream.net or 254/722-6331. 
            Clergywomen's Luncheon - Reservations must be made in advance
            (Please note time change due to the agenda schedule)
            12:30 p.m. Monday, June 6 at Gratiziano's Restaurant (in the shopping center/restaurant row across
            from the Convention Center).
            Cost: $10 For reservations, contact Denise Rogers pastorrdumc@yahoo.com or 254/662-3155
            Make checks payable to the Wesley Foundation and mail to Denise Rogers at 409 Georgia Lane, Waco 76706
            Brite Divinity School Gathering - The annual gathering of former & present students and friends of
            Brite Divinity School
            5:30 p.m. Monday, June 6 at the Wesley Foundation at Baylor University, 821 Speight Avenue Waco 76706
            Cost: $8 For reservations, contact Richard Reed at richard@fumcgraham.org or 940/549-0970
            Austin Seminary Alums & Students - Come meet and have conversation with one another and Rev. Melissa
            Wiginton, Vice-President for Education Beyond the Walls and Rev. Lana Russell, Director of Alumni/ae
            and Church Relations.
            5:30 p.m. Monday, June 6 at Sam's on the Square, 330 Austin Avenue, Waco
            (2-3 blocks from Convention Center)
            Cost: $10 - Hot Taco Bar RSVP by May 30 Questions? Contact Rev. Lana Russell - 512/404-4809
Tuesday, June 7:
            Order of Deacons Breakfast
            7:00 a.m. Tuesday June 7 at Austin Avenue UMC, 1300 Austin Avenue, Waco 76701
            All Deacons and Diaconal; provisional, retired, or full connection are invited. Please RSVP to
            Rachel Heyduck at 254/754-4685 or rheyduck@austinavenueumc.org
            Texas Wesleyan Alumni & Friends Breakfast
            7:00 a.m. Tuesday June 7 at the Brazos Room A in the Waco Hilton Hotel
            Cost: $15 RSVP to Eli Cumpton, Religious Life, 1201 Wesleyan, Fort Worth 76105 or
            email elicumpton@yahoo.com.
            CTC UMW AC Luncheon Seeking Peace in a World of Change (click here for flyer)
            12 Noon Tuesday, June 7 at the Brazos Room, Waco Convention Center (wear blue to the event)
            Cost: $12  Checks should be made payable to CTCUMW. Mail check and a self-address stamped envelope
            to Kay Swain, 507 Candy Lane, Lorena 76655 - kswain924@aol.com or 254/854-4670 - Deadline May 27 
            CTC UMW Ubuntu Day 2011 Following the UMW Luncheon join us for an Ubuntu Day! (click here for flyer)
            Ubuntu means "because you are human, I am human" - Please sign up for this "learn & do" mission event.
            2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 7 Meet at Waco Convention Center at 2:00 pm and will return by 5:00 pm.
            There is no charge for the event, but you must register. Register with Sharion Smith, 7351 Greenacres Drive,
            Fort Worth 76112, snowflake_1900@yahoo.com or 817/446-5434.
            Texas Wesleyan Alumni & Friends Breakfast
            7:00 a.m. Tuesday June 7 at the Brazos Room A in the Waco Hilton Hotel
            Cost: $15 RSVP to Eli Cumpton, Religious Life, 1201 Wesleyan, Fort Worth 76105 or
            email elicumpton@yahoo.com.
Wednesday, June 8:           
            Perkins Alumni Breakfast: (click here for flyer)     
            7 a.m. Wednesday, June 8 at the Methodist Children's Home
            Cost: $10 (check made to FUMC Fort Worth - Perkins Breakfast on memo line)
            Mail to Gena Anderson, 800 W. 5th Street, Fort Worth 76102 (Deadline May 20)
            Contact information:  Gena Anderson - ganderson@myfumc.org - 817/339-5067
                                               Paul Gravley - paul.gravley@huttodiscovery.org - 512/876-3592            
            Asbury Seminary Alumni & Friends Breakfast
            7 a.m. Wednesday, June 8 - Olive Branch Bakery & Cafe (across from the Waco Convention
            Center)  215 S. 2nd Street. We will order from the menu.
            For more information contact Lynn Moore at lmoore@edgeparkumc.org or 817/296-8487
            Health & Welfare Luncheon (click here for flyer)
            12:05 p.m. Wednesday, June 8 in The Brazos Room at the Waco Convention Center
            Cost: No charge
            For further information contact Chris Hayes at cjhayes@fumccolleyville.org or 817/281-5254