SPECIAL EVENTS CALENDAR

SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 2017

Meals
All meals, with the exception of the Special Events meals, will be held in the main dining room at the TD Convention Center on Level 2 in Hall 1 (directly across from the Ballroom). All Special Events meals will be held in their designated spaces. PLEASE MAKE CERTAIN THAT YOU CHECK THE BOX FOR THE SPECIAL EVENT THAT YOU PLAN TO ATTEND WHEN YOU REGISTER FOR THE MEAL-PLAN. You must register and pay in advance online at mealplan.umcsc.org by Friday, May 19th. Meal tickets will be distributed at registration for all persons who registered online. Menus may be found online and in your preconference packet in the Hospitality section.

Prayer Room
The prayer room is located on Level 1 in Room 100. It will be open throughout conference.

MONDAY, JUNE 5, 2017

Health Screening
From 7-10:30 a.m., located on Level 2 in Hall 1. Open only to Health Plan Members — free to those members. Offered by the Conference Benefits Office. Online registration details will be mailed to you in April. It is imperative that you pre-register so we will have the necessary supplies.

Holy Communion
At 7:30 a.m. on Level 2 in Room 203.

Kidz Konference
Is set up to host our most precious guests—the children of the conference! 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Level 1 in rooms 103 and 104 for children from 6 weeks to those who have finished 5th grade. Children will be cared for on site at no charge. You must register in advance at http://www.umcsc.org. Click on the 2017 Annual Conference page and then click on the Kidz Konference link.

Reconciling Ministries of SC Breakfast Gathering
From 7:15-8:45 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 847 Cleveland Street, Greenville, SC 29601. A panel of individuals will share their stories and experiences. Both clergy and laity are invited to attend. Cost is $15.00 including a full breakfast buffet. RSVP @ www.reconcilinqminisriessc.org . For additional information or any questions, please email Swann Adams at [email protected]

African American Clergywomen’s Luncheon
Noon in the TD Convention Center Level 2 Room 202C. The Reverend J. Jeannette Cooper, Florence, South Carolina, is the speaker. Cost of the lunch is $25 per person. Please contact the Rev. Blondell Miller, 2207 Refuge Road, Pendleton, SC 29670 or call 843-307-0513, [email protected] for tickets and Rev. Anna Miller at 843-577-0448 or 843-206-6574 [email protected] for more information.

Local Church Mission Fair 
Will be held in the TD Convention Center on Level 2 in Hall 1 from noon until 2 p.m. The fair celebrates local churches involved in mission and ministries. Churches who submit a ministry form, available on the Conference website, prior to the deadline of April 30,2017, will be asked to set up a display/exhibit at Annual Conference highlighting their mission/ministry and have representatives on hand to discuss and promote their ministries. For additional information or any questions, please email Donald Love or Lisa Livingston at [email protected]

Spartanburg Methodist College.
SMC Cookies on the Concourse. Join us at the SMC table from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on the Concourse. Meet President Cochran and other SMC Staff.

*Camps & Retreat Reception.
Located at the TD Convention Center Level 1 in Room 102B at 5 p.m. You must register and pay in advance online at mealplan.umcsc.org by Friday, May 19th. Meal tickets will be distributed at registration for all persons who registered online. For more information contact Jean Fisher at (864) 298-0125 or at [email protected] .

Conference Finance & Administration Dinner.
Held at TD Convention Center in Room 102 A at 6 p.m. Come and learn all about apportionments: how they are determined, the ministries that they support, and how they impact our mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Limited to 35 persons. Cost is $30.00/person. You must register in advance online at mealplan.umcsc.org .

Ordination Service Reception,
in the TD Convention Center immediately following the ordination service.

TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 2017

Health Screening.
7-10:30 a.m., in the TD Convention Center Level 2 Hall 1. Open only to Health Plan Members free to those members. Offered by the Conference Benefits Office. Online Registration details will be mailed to you in April. It is imperative that you pre-register so we will have the necessary supplies.

Holy Communion 
At 7:30 a.m. in Room 203

American Red Cross Blood Drive,
7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the TD Convention Center Level 1 Conference Hall. Help save up to three lives by donating blood! Register on-line at www.redcrossblood.org before annual conference (enter sponsor code: scmethodist), or register in person when you arrive in Greenville. The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give blood!

Awards Breakfast. 
Will be held at 7:30 a.m. in the TD Convention Center Level 2 Room 202C. The Awards Breakfast is an event that recognizes individuals and churches who are receiving one of the awards at Annual Conference on Tuesday morning. This breakfast is by invitation only.

Kidz Konference:
8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Level 1 in rooms 103 and 104 for children from 6 weeks to those who have finished 5th grade. Children will be cared for on site at no charge. You must register in advance at http://www.umcsc.org. Click on the 2017 Annual Conference page and then click on the Kidz Konference link.

*Columbia College Alumnae and Friends.
You are invited! Please join President Dinndorf and the Columbia College Alumnae Association for lunch at the TD Convention Center Level 1 Room 102B at 12:30 p.m. You must register and pay in advance online at mealplan.umcsc.org by Friday, May 19th. Meal tickets will be distributed at registration for all persons who registered online. Please contact the Alumnae Office at [email protected] or 803-786-3962 if you have questions.

2017 Retirement Luncheon
12 noon, in the TD Convention Center Level 2 Room 202C. Luncheon held for 2017 retiree class and their families. This gathering is by invitation only.

*Diakonia Luncheon
will be held at 12:30 p.m. at the TD Convention Center Level 1 Room 101A. All deacons, deacon candidates, diaconal ministers, deaconesses, as well as family/friends are invited. Meal tickets will be distributed at registration for all persons who registered online. Please make your reservation by May 19 by registering at mealplan.umcsc.org. Rev. Karen Jones at [email protected] or 803-546-4230.

Hispanic/Latino Ministry Luncheon
Will be held at Laurens Road UMC, 13 Webster Road, Greenville, SC 29607. Do you want to learn more about Hispanic/Latino ministry? Looking for new ways to engage your community? Join us for lunch. Both clergy and laity are invited. Catering from Golden Llama for $6 per person is available. Please RSVP by June 1 to Rev. Elizabeth Murray at [email protected] or 404-538-4321.

Ministers’ Spouses Luncheon,
11 am. in the TO Convention Center Level 1 Room 102C. Reservations must be made by Friday, May 19th. No reservations will be taken at conference or at the door. Cost of lunch is $19.00/person. Make checks payable to Greenville District Ministers’ Spouses and mail check and registration to Frieda Stokes, PO Box 1974 Greer SC 29652. If you have questions please contact Mrs. Dee Johnson 864-982-2764 or Mrs. Frieda Stokes 864-663-9063.

Laity Clergy Partnership Luncheon,
12:30 p.m., in the TD Convention Center Level 2 Room 202A. Reservations must be made by Friday, May 19th at www.umcsc.org. No reservations will be taken at conference or at the door. Cost of lunch is $10 per person. If you have questions please contact Jackie Jenkins 843-509-1880.

*UMVIM Luncheon,
12:30 p.m. at the TD Convention Center Level 1 Room 102A. You will need to register and pay in advance online at mealplan.umcsc.org by Friday, May 19th. For questions, please contact Lee McMillan email: ([email protected]) or Derial Ogburn: email: [email protected] .

*Extension Ministries Luncheon
will be held at 12:30 p.m. at the TD Convention Center Level 1 Room 101 B. You will need to register and pay in advance online at mealplan.umcsc.org by Friday, May 19th. Please contact Rev. Anna Miller (843) 206-6574 prior to annual conference if you have any questions.

*CF&A Business Meeting.
This dinner will be held on at 5:30 p.m. at the TO Convention Center Level 1 Room 101B. Reservations must be made by Friday, May 19th. You will need to register and pay in advance online at mealplan,umesc.org . If you have questions, please contact Rev. Mitch Houston at [email protected] or 843-874-1230. This meal is for CF&A members only.

*Candler Club Dinner.
The dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m., at the TD Convention Center Level 1 Room 102C. Reservations must be made by Friday, May 19th. You will need to register and pay in advance online at mealplan.umcsc.org If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Jonathan Tompkins at [email protected] or by phone at 843-957-2619.

Claflin/Gammon Alumni Fellowship Dinner
held at 5:30 p.m., at the Hilton Greenville, 45 West Orchard Park Drive, Greenville. Cost: $30.00 per person. RSVP by May 27. This year’s speaker will be the Rev. Anna Miller, Pastor of Wesley UMC, Charleston, SC. For more information or to make reservations, contact Ms. Tammy McCottry-Brown 803-535-5665. Transportation services will be provided by Claflin University from the TD Convention Center to the Greenville Hilton and back to the TD Convention Center.

*Duke Alumni Gathering.
The dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the TD Convention Center Level 1 Room 102A. You will need to register and pay in advance online at mealplan.umcsc.org by Friday, May 19th. If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Heather Humphries at [email protected] or call 864-680-2305.

Erskine Seminary Alumni & Student Get Together.
All Erskine Theological Seminary alumni, students, friends, and spouses are invited to join us for heavy appetizers at 5:30 p.m. held at The ARP Center, 918 S. Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville. For more information or to RSVP, please contact David Cathcart at [email protected] or 864.379.6596.

*Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary Alumni Dinner,
5:30 p.m. in the TD Convention Center Level 1 Room 102B. You will need to register and pay in advance online at mealplan.umcsc.org by Friday, May 19th. For more information, contact Shelby Mills at 803-461-3219.

Wesleyan Covenant Dinner.
Covenant UMC Greer is hosting a dinner on Tuesday, June 6, at 5:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be The Rev. Tom Lambrecht, a leader in the Wesleyan Covenant Association. In these times of great uncertainty about the future of the United Methodist Church, the WCA stands together as an alliance to advance vibrant, scriptural Christianity within Methodism. Rev. Lambrecht has served as an ordained United Methodist elder since 1982, is a member of the Bishop’s Commission on a Way Forward, and serves as Vice President and General Manager of Good News Magazine. The cost of the dinner is $5, payable at the door. Please RSVP by May 25th to [email protected] Covenant UMC is located at 1310 Old Spartanburg Road, Greer, SC 29650.

Black Methodists for Church Renewal Worship Service, 
At 9 p.m. or at close of evening worship at the TD Convention Center Level 2 Room 203, following the Tuesday evening worship. The Rev. Keith Hunter, preaching.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 2017

Health Screening.
7-10:30 a.m., at the TD Convention Center Level 2 Hall 1 Open only to Health Plan Members – free to those members. Offered by the Conference Benefits Office. Online Registration details will be mailed to you in April. It is imperative that you pre-register so we will have the necessary supplies.

Holy Communion
7:30 a.m. in Room 203.

Kidz Konference:
8 a.m. to the close of Annual Conference on Level 1 in rooms 103 and 104 for children from 6 weeks to those who have finished 5th grade. Children will be cared for on site at no charge. You must register in advance at http://www.umcsc.org. Click on the 2017 Annual Conference page and then click on the Kidz Konference link.

*These special event meals are included in the conference meal plan. When you register for the meal plan, PLEASE MAKE CERTAIN THAT YOU CHECK THE BOX FOR THE SPECIAL EVENT THAT YOU PLAN TO ATTEND. You must register and pay in advance online at mealptan.umcsc.org by Friday, May 191h. Payment may only be made with debit/credit or electronic checks. Upon receipt of payment, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation email, your payment was not successful and you will need to register again. There will be no refunds.

Meal tickets for these special events will be distributed at registration for all persons who registered online. Menus may be found online and in your preconference packet in the Hospitality section.