Paragraph 603.5 of The 2016 Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church outlines the provisions by which a Special Session of the Annual Conference may be called “by the bishop with concurrence of three-fourths of the district superintendents.”

Having the unanimous concurrence of the district superintendents, I am calling a Special Session of the West Ohio Annual Conference on Saturday, October 28, 2023, at 9:00 AM at Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church in Tipp City for the following purposes:

  • To act on the requests of churches to disaffiliate under the provisions of paragraph 2553 of The Book of Discipline.
  • To approve the 2024 West Ohio Conference budget. 
  • To act upon a recommendation being brought by the conference trustees around West Ohio Camps. 

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for this Special Annual Conference for all clergy members, lay members, and guests, to ensure we have enough seating, meals, and voting devices available. Registration will close at midnight on October 1, 2023

The Clergy Session of this Special Annual Conference will convene on Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at 11:00 am online only via Zoom for the purpose of:

  • Acting on requests of status changes for clergy since July 1, 2023.

All Clergy will receive an email with the Zoom link for Clergy Session. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED FOR THIS ONLINE CLERGY SESSION.

Please be sure to read through important details through the registration link above.

Bishop Gregory V. Palmer