AC14 Schedule (Tentative)

Saturday, May 31, 2014

8:30 a.m.
Prayer Walk Birmingham-Southern Campus (meet at United Methodist Center)

10:30 a.m.
ATEM Gathering United Methodist Center Chapel

Sunday, June 1, 2014

2 p.m.
Express Registration Opens Front Patio of Bill Battle Coliseum
Registration Team Available Theater Lobby
Clergy Pictorial Directory Photography Session (until 7 p.m.) Norton Center, Second Floor

3 p.m.
Host Training Bill Battle Coliseum
Kids' Camp Set-up and Training  Harbert Building, First Floor
Shuttle Begins

4 p.m.
Mission Displays (until 7 p.m.) Academic Quad
Teller/Usher Training Bill Battle Coliseum

4:30 p.m.
Kids' Camp Opens Harbert Building, First Floor

4:45 p.m.
First-Time Member Orientation Academic Quad

5 p.m.
Dinner on the Grounds Academic Quad

6:30 p.m.
Opening Celebration (Imagine No Malaria Special Offering) Bill Battle Coliseum

7:45 p.m.

  • Call to Order—Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett
  • Welcome—Gen. Charles Krulak, Birmingham-Southern College
  • Opening Prayer—Rev. Jack Hinnen, chaplain, Birmingham-Southern College
  • Organization of the Conference—Conference Secretary
  • Presentation of the Consent Agenda—Conference Secretary
  • Initial Balloting Instructions—Conference Secretary

8:30 p.m.
Clergy Executive Session First Ballot Taken - Bishop Wallace-Padgett presiding Munger Auditorium
Laity Session First Ballot Taken - Bishop Davis presiding Bill Battle Coliseum
Clergy Spouses' Cookies and Conversation Admission Welcome Center

9:30 p.m.
Kids' Camp Closes

10 p.m.
Shuttle ends

Monday, June 2, 2014

6 a.m.
Cafeteria Opens for Breakfast Norton Center

6:30 a.m.
Health Screening (until 11 a.m.) United Methodist Center

8 a.m.
Registration Team Available Theater Lobby
Kids' Camp Opens Harbert Building, First Floor
Clergy Pictorial Directory Photography Session (until 6 p.m.) Norton Center, Second Floor
Shuttle begins

9 a.m.
Worship—Cheryl Tolbert, Worship Leader Bill Battle Coliseum 
Preaching/Bible Study—Bishop Lindsey Davis Bill Battle Coliseum
 

10:30 a.m.
Youth Battle of the Bands (until 4:30 p.m.) Munger Auditorium

Business Session— Bill Battle Coliseum
Ballot Results— Ballot may be taken and voting results presented at any time during session
Adoption of Consent Agenda
Presentation of Standing Rules Change

Reports:

  • New Church Team
  • Lay Ministry Team
  • Denman Evangelism Award
  • Council on Finance and Administration
  • Board of Pension and Health Benefits
  • Statistician’s Report

11:30 a.m.
Cafeteria Opens for Lunch Norton Center

Noon
Laity Luncheon Great Hall, Norton Center
Ron Martoia Book Signing Cokesbury Store, Art Building

1:30 p.m.
Worship—Cheryl Tolbert, Worship Leader Bill Battle Coliseum

1:50 p.m.
Business Session Bill Battle Coliseum

Reports:

  • Petitions and Procedures
  • Vote for Standing Rules Change
  • Property Resolutions
  • Vulnerable Adults Safe Sanctuary Policy
  • Birmingham-Southern College
  • Church Revitalization and Transformation
  • United Methodist Children's Home

3 p.m.
Break—refreshments provided by Resource Ministry Partners and the UM Foundation

3:30 p.m.
Resume Business Session
Ballot may be taken and voting results presented at any time during session

5 p.m.
Kids' Camp Closes / Childcare Opens Harbert Building, First Floor
Ordination Rehearsal Bill Battle Coliseum

5:30 p.m.
Cafeteria Opens for Dinner Norton Center

7 p.m.
Service of Ordination, Commissioning and Licensing

9 p.m.
Shuttle ends (following service)

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

6 a.m.
Cafeteria Opens for Breakfast Norton Center

6:30 a.m.
Health Screening (until 11 a.m.) United Methodist Center

7 a.m.
Registration Team Available Theater Lobby
Shuttle Bus route begins

7:30 a.m.
Kids' Camp Opens Harbert Building, First Floor

8 a.m.
Worship—Cheryl Tolbert, Worship Leader Bill Battle Coliseum
Preaching/Bible Study—Bishop Lindsey Davis Bill Battle Coliseum

Clergy Pictorial Directory Photography Session (until 6 p.m.) Norton Center, Second Floor

9 a.m.
Stop Hunger Now Mission Project Begins Striplin Center Gymnasium

9:30 a.m.
Business Session Bill Battle Coliseum
Reports:

  • Board of Ordained Ministry
  • Celebration of Retirees
  • Ethnic Ministries
  • Disability Ministries
  • United Methodist Men

11 a.m.
Memorial Service Bill Battle Coliseum

11:30 a.m.
Cafeteria Opens for Lunch Norton Center

1:15 p.m.
Youth Battle of the Bands Winner Bill Battle Coliseum

1:45 p.m.
Business Session

Reports:

  • Mission and Advocacy Team
  • Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry
  • Conference Nominations
  • Sumatanga
  • Archives and History
  • Cokesbury
  • Announcement of Louise Branscomb Barrier Breaker Award

3:15 p.m.
Break

3:30 p.m.
Resume Business Session

5 p.m.
ARMS Gathering (Reservations Required—contact Regina Ergle)

5:30 p.m.
Cafeteria Opens for Dinner Norton Center

7 p.m.
Tuesday Evening Worship Celebration Bill Battle Coliseum

9 p.m.
Kids Camp Closes (at the end of the service)
Shuttle Ends

Mission2Gather 5K Run/1-Mile Fun Walk (15 minutes following the service) Striplin Center

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

6 a.m.
Cafeteria Opens for Breakfast Norton Center

7 a.m.
Registration Team Available Theater Lobby
Shuttle Begins

7:30 a.m.
Kids' Camp Opens Harbert Building, First Floor

8 a.m.
Worship Led by Rev. Alan Beasley Bill Battle Coliseum

9 a.m.
Kids’ Camp Presentation Bill Battle Coliseum

Business Session Bill Battle Coliseum

Reports:

  • Vulnerable Adults Safe Sanctuary Policy Vote
  • Children’s Ministry/Safe Sanctuaries
  • Disaster Recovery
  • North Alabama Ministry Action Plan

10:30 a.m.
Break

10:45 a.m.
Sending Forth Service Bill Battle Coliseum
Fixing of Appointments
Announcement of 2015 Annual Conference

Noon
Kids' Camp Closes
Shuttle Ends

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