Conference leadership is committed to applying the Do No Harm recommendations (www.umcna.org/donoharm) to this year’s Annual Conference meeting. Instead of one large gathering, the postponed Annual Conference will be an in-person satellite experience, live-streamed to sites within each District on Saturday, September 26, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The multiple sites will reduce the number of persons in any one location so that social distancing and other precautions can be better observed. The goal for the 2020 Annual Conference is to do connectional work safely with the largest participation possible.
Alabama state law currently allows virtual meetings for business corporations, but not nonprofits. If this changes in the next few weeks, meeting options for the 2020 Annual Conference will expand to allow the possibility of virtual attendance.
More details will be available in the near future as satellite sites and schedule are finalized.