Convocation Schedule



Thursday, October 12, 2023

 

9:00-5:00  •  Pre-Conference sessions

10:30-1:30 • Reconciling Clergy Pre-Convocation Gathering

1:00-5:00 • Parents Reconciling Network Pre-Convocation Gathering

1:00-5:00 • United Methodist Queer Clergy Caucus Pre-Convocation Gathering

7:00-9:00  •  Reconciling United Methodists Mix and Mingle

 

Friday, October 13, 2023

 

7:30  •  Registration opens

7:30  •  Breakfast

8:00  •  Gathering music

8:15  •  Bible study with Rev. Juan Carlos Huertas

9:15  • Break

9:30  •  Opening worship with Rev. Angie Cox

10:30   •  Break

10:45   •  Onward to Perfection: Welcome

11:45   •  Jurisdictional gatherings during lunch

1:00  •  Workshop session 1

2:15   •  Workshop session 2

3:15-4:45  •  Delegates

3:30  •  Free time

4:45  •  Onward to Perfection: Centering Black & Brown People 

5:45  •  Dinner Group 1

6:15  •  Dinner Group 2

7:15  •  Gathering music

7:30  •  Onward to Perfection: The Black Church and LGBTQ+ Christians

Friday Virtual Schedule

  • 8:00 – 11:45 Sanctuary
  • 1:00 – 2:00 Workshop session 1
    • It’s our Bible, too: Small-Group Scriptural Resources You Can Trust – with Sarah Wilke
    • Decolonizing the Church – with Rev. Juan Carlos Huertas
  • 2:15 – 3:15 Workshop session 2
    • Helping Gender Diverse Kids – with Rev. Rachel Cornwell
    • A Vile Past Toward a Vital Future – with Dr. Ashley Bogan
  • 4:45 – 5:45 Sanctuary
  • 7:15 – 8:30 Sanctuary

 

Saturday, October 14, 2023

 

7:30  •  Breakfast

8:00  •  Gathering music

8:15  •  Bible study with Wesleyan Emphasis with Bishop Karen Oliveto and Rev. Dr. Steve Harper

9:15  •  Break

9:30  •  Worship with Rev. Dr. Pamela Lightsey

10:30  •  Break

10:45  •  Onward to Perfection: The RMN Story

11:45  •  Lunch

12:00  •  Virtual Worship with Young Prophets Collective; Guest Preacher: Bishop Peggy Johnson of the New England Conference**

1:00  •  Workshop session 3

2:00  •  Break

2:15  •  Workshop session 4

3:15  •  Break

3:30  •  Onward to Perfection: RMN General Conference Priorities

4:30  •  Break

5:00  •  Gathering music

5:15  •  Tribute to Bishop Melvin Talbert

6:00  •  Dinner, end of silent auction

7:00  •  Concert by Gay Men’s Chorus & Women’s Chorus of Charlotte

8:00  •  Awards

 

Saturday Virtual Schedule

  • 8:00 – 11:45 Sanctuary
  • 1:00 – 2:00 Workshop session 3
    • The Global Social Principles – with Rev. Neal Christie
    • Effective Communication in the Chaos of General Conference – with the LYNC Communications Team
  • 2:15 – 3:15 Workshop session 4
    • Messaging in Local Congregations – with Rev. Molly Vetter & Rev. David Meredith
    • Incompatible No More – with Rev. Charlie Baber
  • 3:30 – 6:00 Sanctuary
  • 7-8:30 Sanctuary

**All Convocation attendees—in-person and virtual—are invited to participate in YPC’s weekly LGBTQ+ led worship service in their virtual church campus on Gather Town. For instructions on using Gather Town, which works best on a laptop/desktop and using Google Chrome, click here.

To join worship in YPC’s virtual church via Zoom or Facebook Live, click here.

 

Sunday, October 15, 2023

 

8:00  •  Breakfast on your own

8:30  •  Delegate work

10:45  •  Break

11:00  •  Worship at First UMC with Bishop Cedrick Bridgeforth

12:30-3:00  •  Food trucks and music on the quad 

2:30  •  Workshop session 5

3:30  •  Break

3:45  •  Workshop session 6

4:45  •  Break

5:00  •  Onward to Perfection: Closing – A New Day

 

Sunday Virtual Schedule

  • 11:00 – 12:30 Sanctuary
  • 5:00 – 6:00 Sanctuary

Monday, October 16, 2023

 

9:00-12:00 • Post-Convocation Reconciling Clergy Gathering

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