2020 VIRTUAL ANNUAL CONFERENCES
BIRMINGHAM REGION AND SOUTHEAST ALABAMA REGION
July 17-18, 2020
NORTH CENTRAL ALABAMA REGION
July 24-25, 2020
July 31- August 1, 2020
TOTALLY VIRTUAL - VIEWING SITES CANCELLED
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic
and the rising number of infections in Alabama and Florida
, we will hold an abbreviated Annual Conference Session this year 100% virtually. There will be NO in-person viewing sites. The Bishop, Presiding Elders, Treasurers and Joint Board of Finance will meet on the Friday night of the conference via Zoom. Please remit all payments to the Presiding Elders by the requested dates, so they can settle with the Joint Board at that time.
The Saturday Session will be open to Delegates, Pastors and other registered persons. You can attend via Zoom and/or conference call. You must REGISTER to get the log-in information. All PASTORS, MINISTERS ON TRIAL, REGIONAL OFFICERS AND DELEGATES are expected to register and attend.
Once you have registered, you will receive the log-in/dial-in information by mail along with a conference program. Please keep both in a safe place so you will have them on the day of the conference!
DON'T BE CONFUSED BY TIME ZONES FOR THE SATURDAY SESSION
The two Alabama Conferences will be from 10 am - 2 pm CENTRAL TIME.
The Florida Conference will be from 10 am - 2 pm EASTERN TIME.
PRACTICE SESSIONS FOR ZOOM
If this is your first time using ZOOM for a meeting, we will have practice sessions at 12 Noon and 7 pm on the THURSDAY before each conference. You will need your computer, tablet or smart phone. AND you will need to upload the Zoom app in advance. On the day of the practice, click the link below and we will guide you through the key features that you will need to use to view, interact and vote during the annual conference.
PRACTICE SESSION DATES
Thursday, July 16 at 12 n (central) and 7 pm (central)
Thursday, July 23rd at 12 n (central) and 7 pm (central)
Thursday, July 30th at 12 n (eastern) and 7 pm (eastern)
Join by clicking this link or copy and paste it into your browser:
This link is for the practice sessions only! It will not work for the actual annual conference session.
NEED TO SUBMIT YOUR OFFERING OR TITHE?
If you did not submit your offering or tithe as a part of your registration, don't worry! Your region can receive it electronically.
Birmingham Region – Givelify
“Birmingham Annual Conference CME Church”
“Southeast Alabama Region CME”
North Central Alabama Region – Cash App
Florida Region – PayPal
If you prefer to give by check, make it payable to your REGION and mail it to the Episcopal Office at PO Box 13383, Birmingham, AL 35202
Please send Christian Index Subscriptions and Missionary Messenger Subscriptions to the same address, payable by check. Do not pay them electronically.
OTHER INFORMATION FOR ANNUAL CONFERENCE
- PASTORAL REPORT FORMS – Please complete on-line no later than the Monday before your Annual Conference. Print out a copy for your records. You DO NOT need to bring any copies on site and you DO NOT need to mail a copy to me or the Presiding Elder. GET THE FORM AT https://thecmechurch.org/pastoral-report-forms/
- PASTORS CONTINUING EDUCATION FORM – We will not collect this form this year. The pandemic has hopefully enabled all of you to LEARN something NEW this year!