Galveston, Oh Galveston: Annual Conference Updates

Date Posted: 4/2/2012

Galveston, Oh Galveston: Annual Conference Updates


Beginning in early May, lay and clergy delegates have the opportunity to hear conference leadership provide insight and facilitate discussions at the District Pre- Conference Meetings across Texas as noted in the chart below. Attendees are urged to bring their Pre-Conference Journals if they have received them, however a limited number of extra copies will be available as needed.


These 90-minute sessions are open to anyone interested in knowing more about preparation for Conference with regard to TAC’s 2012 key issues, resolutions before the body, and much more. “Delegates or any interested laity that are unable to attend the meeting scheduled in their immediate district are welcome to attend another,” suggests B. T. Williamson, Assistant to the Bishop. See District Meeting Schedule


In case you haven’t heard…

• Conference Worship Consultant DeAndre Johnson will lead morning devotions at a variety of locations beginning Tuesday on the beach in front of the San Luis Resort hotel at 7:30 a.m. On Wednesday, devotions will be held at Moody UMC and on Thursday at the Galveston Convention Center. DeAndre will also have a surprise addition to worship this year, so don’t miss it.


• On the Sunday leading into Conference, June 3 at 7 p.m., plan to attend a special organ concert at Moody UMC featuring Dr. Joanna Whitsett and two additional guest organists playing religious and classical music for attendees’ enjoyment.


Important notes:


• For those who need childcare, remember that registration will close on May 7th. Register at


• For those than need wheelchairs, Galveston does not have a supply of power wheelchairs as is commonly available at conference.


• Conference attendees will see the unveiling of a new Conference logo and hear an update on key priorities and new communication initiatives.


• Watch for details on a special panel moderated by one of Houston’s local media celebrities, featuring the incredible work of several Methodist organizations.


• The Center for Missional Excellence is hosting a food drive at the conference to help replenish supplies that typically reach an all-time low in the summer when children cannot access school feeding programs.