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Annual Conference 2015 Schedule of Events

The following is the scheduled agenda for the Central Texas Annual Conference, which can also be found on pages 10 - 12 of the Preliminary Report. Please see page 9 of the Preliminary Report for a listing of AC15 Fellowship Meals & Gatherings. Times and dates for reports in the General Sessions are subject to change with little to no notice.

All events occur in White's Chapel's main sanctuary unless otherwise noted in bold below.

 Sunday, June 7

 

 3 - 6 p.m.

 Late Registration - The Bridge

 4:30 p.m.

 Board of Ordained Ministry Executive Committee Meeting & Dinner - The Bridge

 6:30 - 7 p.m.         

 Opening Worship Gathering Music

 7 p.m.

 Opening Worship - A Service of Remembrance & Resurrection (Rev. Rudy Rasmus Preaching)

 

 Monday, June 8

 

 7:30 - 7:50 a.m.

 Morning Communion Service - Founders Chapel

 8 - 9:45 a.m.
 

 

 Clergy Executive Session - The Bridge
 Laity Session - Main Sanctuary

 Fellowship of Local Pastors Session - Rawlins Hall

 9:45 - 10 a.m.

 Break

 10 - 10:30 a.m.

 General Session I - Call to Order, Consent Agenda, 2016 Budget, CTC Leadership Nominations

 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

 Teaching Session I - featuring Rev. Rudy Rasmus

 11:30 a.m. - Noon

 

 

 Presentation of Awards:
      Bishop's Award for Preaching Excellence
      Morris Walker Laity Award

      Harry Denman Evangelism Award

 Noon - 2 p.m.

 Lunch Break

 2 -2:10 p.m.

 Gathering Music & Prayer

 2:10 - 3:15 p.m.

 Board of Ordained Ministry Report

 3:15 - 3:30 p.m.

 Break

 3:30 - 3:40 p.m.

 CTC Spouses Organization Report & Introduction of Mrs. Jolynn Lowry

 3:40 - 4:35 p.m.

 Center for Evangelism & Church Growth Report

 4:35 - 4:50 p.m.

 Texas Methodist Foundation (TMF) Report

 4:50 - 5:05 p.m.

 Texas Health Resources (THR) Report

 5:50 - 5:10 p.m.

 End of Day 1 Announcements

 5:10 - 7 p.m.

 Dinner Break / Rehearsal for Commissioning & Ordination Service

 5:15 - 5:45 p.m.

 Informal Q&A on 2016 Budget with Council on Finance & Adminstration - Evans Hall

 7 - 7:30 p.m.

 Gathering Music & Prayer for 2015 Commissioning & Ordination Service

 7:30 p.m.

 2015 Commissioning & Ordination Service

 

 Tuesday, June 9

 

 7:30 - 7:50 a.m.

 Morning Communion Service - Founders Chapel

 8 - 8:15 a.m.

 Day 2 Gathering Music & Prayer

 8:15 - 9:15 a.m.

 Teaching Session II - featuring Erin Hawkins

 9:15- 10:15 a.m.

 

 Conference Core Team Report

 Exodus Project Evaluation Report

 10:15 - 10:30 a.m.

 Break

 10:30 - 10:55 a.m.

 Center for Leadership Report

 10:55 - 11:30 a.m.

 Center for Mission Support Report

 11:30 - Noon

 Resolutions

 Noon - 2 p.m.

 Lunch Break

 2 - 3:10 p.m.

 2015 Retirement Service

 3:10 - 3:25 p.m.

 Break

 3:25 - 3:35 p.m.

 Discipleship Ministries Award (One Matters Discipleship Award)

 3:35 - 3:45 p.m.

 Preliminary Consent Agenda

 3:45 - 4 p.m.

 Conference Trustees Report - featuring Update on New Conference Service Center                  

 4 - 4:10 p.m.

 Board of Pensions & Health Benefits Report

 4:10 - 4:20 p.m.

 2016 Budget

 4:20 - 4:35 p.m.

 Providence Place (formerly Methodist Mission Home) Report

 4:35 - 4:45 p.m.

 United Methodist Publishing House Report

 4:45 - 4:55 p.m.

 Nominations & Leadership Development Report

 4:55 - 5 p.m.

 Break

 5 - 5:30 p.m.

 A Service of Sending Forth


All times above are approximate and subject to change.

Please note that Bishop Lowry will not gavel the 2015 Annual Conference closed until all the required business of the conference has been successfully concluded. As such, Tuesday's session could run much longer than scheduled.