WJ Conference Schedule

All times and events are still subject to change.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Committee on Nominations (Flagstaff Room A – DoubleTree hotel)
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Committee on Episcopacy
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Program and Arrangements Committee

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Committee on Episcopacy
11:00 a.m. – noon Episcopal Candidates Orientation (by Episcopacy Committee)
12:30 p.m. – Opening Worship, including the Episcopal Address (DoubleTree Hotel) [Livestream]
1:30 p.m. – Plenary Session # 1 (includes Episcopal Nominating Ballot # 1) [Livestream]

  • Call to Order, Welcome, and Greetings
  • Procedural Motions – Agenda and rules
  • Election of Conference Secretary
  • Declaration of episcopal vacancy and explanation of election process
  • Qualifying Ballot for Episcopal Nominations
  • Ballot Report and introduction of candidates
  • Other introductions and courtesies

3:15 p.m. – Break
3:30 p.m. – Candidate Speeches (Hotel) [Livestream]
4:40 p.m. – Buses to No. Scottsdale UMC (Buffet Dinner on Arrival)
6:00 p.m. – Meet & Greet the Candidates (No. Scottsdale UMC)
7:30 p.m. – Memorial Service with Communion (North Scottsdale UMC) [Livestream]
9:15 p.m. – Buses Become Available for Return to Hotel
9:30 p.m. – Delegation and/or Caucus Meetings (check with your leader)

Thursday, July 14, 2016

8:30 a.m. – Morning Worship [Livestream]
9:00 a.m. – Plenary Session # 2 with Candidate Panels [Livestream]
10:40 a.m. – Morning Break and Delegation Meetings
11:40 a.m. – Plenary Session # 3 (Ballot # 1 and report) [Livestream]
12:00 p.m. – Lunch  (table seating by delegation)
1:30 p.m. – Travel to Central UMC for staging to Heard Museum
2:30 p.m. – Heard Museum Tour, and Delegation Meetings
4:30 p.m. – Worship and Panel Reflection (Central UMC)
6:00 p.m. – Buses Become Available for Return to Hotel
7:00 p.m. – Dinner (Hotel)
8:00 p.m. – Plenary Session #4  (Balloting and other actions as needed) [Livestream]

  • Introduction to Friday’s Session: Western Jurisdiction: Moving Forward Together
  • Initial nominations report
  • Balloting Continues

9:00 p.m. – Delegation and/or Caucus Meetings (check with your leader)

Friday, July 15, 2016

8:30 a.m. – Worship and Devotional [Bulletin] [Livestream]
9:00 a.m. – Plenary Session # 5 [Livestream]

  • Western Jurisdiction: Moving Forward – Part 1
  • Balloting, reports, and Delegation Meetings as needed

10:30 a.m. – Break
10:45 a.m. – Plenary Session #5 continues [Livestream]

  • Western Jurisdiction: Moving Forward – Part 2

12:00 p.m. – Lunch (Hotel)
1:00 p.m. – Plenary Session # 6 [Livestream]

  • Balloting continues
  • WJ Leadership Team Report
  • Ministry Reports
  • Break
  • Resume Plenary Session #6 [Livestream]
  • Petition from Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain Annual Conferences
  • Other legislation and Ministry Reports
  • Committee on Finance and Admin. Budget Report and Election of Treasurer
  • Updated Nominations report

5:00 p.m. – Bishop’s Retirement Dinner and Celebration of His Ministry (Hotel)
7:30 p.m. – Plenary Session # 7 (if necessary)  (REVISED TIME)  [Livestream]

Saturday, July 16, 2016

8:30 a.m. – Plenary Session # 8 [Livestream]

  • Approval of Budget
  • WJC Organizational Meetings
  • Committee on Episcopacy Report
  • Expressions of Appreciation and and invitation to 2020 Conference

10:00 a.m. – Brief Break
10:15 a.m.- Plenary Session # 8 Continues [Livestream]
11:30 a.m. – Adjourn Last Plenary Session
12:00 noon — Load Buses to go to Paradise Valley UMC for Lunch and Worship
12:30 p.m. – Lunch (Paradise Valley UMC)
2:00 p.m. – Consecration Service (Paradise Valley UMC) [Bulletin] [Livestream]
3:30 p.m. – Reception (Paradise Valley UMC)
4:15 p.m. – Buses Become Available for Return to Hotel

Post-Conference Meetings:

Saturday:
5:30 p.m. – Program and Arrangements Committee Dinner
7:00 p.m. – Program and Arrangements Meeting

Direct schedule and agenda questions to Gail Grossman, Agenda Chairperson at .