See below on information on how you can attend.
Each morning you will be receiving a 2020 Annual Conference daily edition of Instant Connection, wrapping up the previous day’s highlights and forecasting the day ahead.
We have not forgotten the younger members of our faith family: each daily edition will also contain a video report from Children’s Worship characters Mort and Lamb-see-do, and a special write up from Mort, who is too shy to speak on camera. We are connected even, and perhaps especially in this time.
Um, When and Where Exactly is the 2020 Annual Conference Session This Year?
By JB Brayfindley
Maybe you are not aware of this, but the 2020 California-Nevada Annual Conference Session starts THIS week. Yes, it begins tomorrow, Thursday, September 17 and continues on Friday, Saturday and ends Sunday afternoon, September 20, 2020.
Yup! And one small but important detail is that you can’t GO there in person. However, you CAN attend “virtually”— ‘going there’ using your smart phone, iPad or computer but staying at home. So, you will need to find your own quiet spot in your own home to watch.
There are TWO ways to view it online:
Click https://www.facebook.com/California.Nevada.Conference/ for Facebook livestreaming (where there is a live chat)
Click https://www.cnumc.org/aclive to view from the conference webpage.Whether voting or not, anyone can attend the event by watching on the conference Facebook or web page. The event is a combination of inspirational and business moments. So, if you have been to Annual Conference before, you may be wondering when the special events will occur including the Opening Worship, Memorial Service and Ordination Service.
Well, no worries! Below is a list of the highlights everyone might not want to miss:
THURSDAY, September 17
9:00 a.m. Opening Worship, “Know That I Am God”Followed by Laity Address and Superintendent reports of each district.
FRIDAY, September 18
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Laity Session on de-constructing racism
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Devotional: “Call to Commit to Demilitarization” led by Asian Voices
SATURDAY, September 19
9:00 a.m. Devotional: “Black Lives Matter and Racial Equity”
2:00 – 4:15 p.m. this afternoon features Awards and Appointments
7:00 p.m. Memorial Service
SUNDAY, September 20
10:30 a.m. Ordination, Commissioning and Recognition of Orders Service
If you are signed up for Instant Connection, you will receive a morning Email Blast that summarizes the previous day and anticipates the coming day. (Click https://calnev-email.brtapp.com/subscribe to sign up for the Instant Connection)
A children’s daily Email/Video Blast will be sent to those who signed up for the Children’s Worship from Mort and Lamb-see-do, a reporting duo. (Register https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1g5GBGmPaTuDzQDhaXpgE5qDvvjwjVxQbK8v2HgkGukA/viewform?ts=5ebafaa4&edit_requested=true to receive.)