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Annual Conference

2019 FAQs

How do I register and what is the last date I can register?

Online registration has now closed. You can register on site at the Bismarck Event Center beginning 10 a.m., June 5, 2019.  There may be limited availability of meals.  

Who can come to Annual Conference?

Anyone is welcome to attend. If you want to attend the entire conference there is a guest registration fee of $5 per day.  Please register to attend the pre-conference workshops. However, anyone can attend the regular conference sessions without registering for the teaching sessions with Mark Teasdale. The Celebration of Life in Ministry service at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 9, 2019 also does not require registration. The pre-conference workshops and teaching sessions are at the Event Center in Bismarck, ND.  The Celebration of Life in Ministry service is at Legacy UMC in Bismarck, ND.

Where and when do I order my 2019 Conference Journals?

When registering for Annual Conference you may opt into receiving an email reminder that will tell you when the journal is available to purchase. If you’ve missed the online registration deadline the 2019 journal will be available at this link: https://www.dakotasumc.org/journal this fall. The annual Dakotas Conference Journal has two separate volumes. Volume I Historic and Business Record, includes the conference leadership, elected leadership, business of the annual conference, ministry appointments, budget, reports, historical record, memorials, pastoral records, rules and policies and statistics. Volume II Directory, includes the clergy, church and laity directories. 

I heard something about Festival in the Park?

On Thursday evening, June 6, beginning at 5:45 p.m., participants will enjoy food – hamburgers, brats and more – and fellowship at Sertoma Park. (Riverside Park Rd, Bismarck, ND 58504)

The park is situated on a beautiful 3-mile stretch along the Missouri River. This year’s “competition” fun event will feature a 64-team corn-hole tournament. The sign-up sheet will be available at the Bismarck Event Center on Wednesday. The tournament will feature 16 teams from each District and the winning team will be crowned that evening. ALSO: We need 32 corn-hole sets. If you have one or more, and room to bring them, let Kermit or JoAnn know. Kermit.culver@dakotasumc.org. Or JoAnn at joann.early@dakotasumc.org. Your AC host team appreciates any help you can offer.

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