Special Session 2022
Special Session, 2023
Bishop Lanette Plambeck has called a Special Session of the Dakotas Annual Conference for August 15, 2023. For details, click here.
Special Session, 2022
In 2022, Interim Bishop Deborah Kiesey called a Special Session of the Dakotas Annual Conference:
“I am asking us to gather in accordance with our standing rules and ¶603.5 of the Book of Discipline; I hereby call for a special session of the Dakotas Annual Conference on November 19, 2022, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Central Time and 8:30 a.m. Mountain Time.”
The special session was conducted in a hybrid conferencing format with four locations for participants at Legacy UMC in Bismarck, North Dakota, First United Methodist Church in Fargo, North Dakota, Canyon Lake United Methodist Church in Rapid City, South Dakota, and First United Methodist Church in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Bishop Deborah Kiesey presided in a separate studio location from any of the participants.
The agenda included one business item: consideration of resolutions ratifying the disaffiliation of local churches from The United Methodist Church per the provisions of ¶2553. Contact your district superintendent for more information about the disaffiliation process.
A Special Session Conference Workbook was published online.
Pre-Conference webinars were held online, November 12 and 13. View the details here.