The Dakotas Conference will have a one-day virtual session, with Celebration of Life in Ministry Service happening before the session:
Annual Conference: Saturday, October 10, 2020, 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m. CDT, 9 -11 a.m. and 12-3 p.m MDT
Celebration of Life in Ministry Service: The service will be livestreamed and recorded with celebrants and family members on September 18, at 7:00p.m. CDT, with only the celebrants and family members present. To access the service, please click here.
Theme: The theme of our 27th Annual Conference is "Be the Light: Live Hope!" and centers around our gospel imperative to heal a broken world.
Those who are not voting members should not register. The Annual Conference Session will be streamed to the Dakotas Conference Website and Facebook page, and visitors will be able to watch at no cost. A Facebook account is not necessary to access the livestream.
The session will be conducted on a Zoom business webinar platform (this is different from the Zoom system most people are familiar with). Interaction will be limited but possible; through the platform, people will be able to indicate they want to comment, make a motion, or propose an amendment. When recognized by the Bishop to speak, they will be able to unmute their microphone to address the body. Check out this cheat sheet to learn about how interaction will work.
Voting members will need to use a device with a stable internet connection. This can be a desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone.
Only one vote can be cast from each device. Each voter will need their own device. At this time, it is not possible to vote via a voice-only phone line.
For each session, participants are encouraged to sign-in 10 to 15 minutes in advance.
There will be several people dedicated to helping individuals with any connection problems.
It is going to be a jam-packed, one-day virtual event. Come join us as we seek to Be the Light, Live Hope!