Annual Conference 2019

The West Virginia Annual Conference met  June 13-16, 2019 on the campus of
West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, WVa.
Below are resources for the local church. Please feel free to share.

Meet the 2020 General Conference and Jurisdictional Conference delegation, elected this year at the West Virginia Annual Conference.

Download the 2019 Annual Conference Summary for your congregation:
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Download the WVUMC Conference Workbook

Download the AC2019 Worship Book

Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball led the 2019 West Virginia Annual Conference in a teaching session Thursday evening.

Follow this link for the Powerpoint presentation.

Follow this link for handouts based on Bishop Steiner Ball's presentation.

Ken Willard, Director of Discipleship, Leadership and Congregational Vitality. led a teaching session about Invitational Discipleship, Saturday morning of the 2019 West Virginia Annual Conference.

Follow this link for the Powerpoint presentation.

Follow this link for handouts based on Ken Willard's presentation.

Rich Shafer, WVUMC Lay Leader, shared the laity address Saturday morning of the 2019 Annual Conference.

Jim Berner, WVUMC Treasurer, offers the sermon for the Memorial Service.

It is during this worship service that we celebrated the lives of 39 clergy, clergy spouses and surviving spouses who have died since last Annual Conference.

Follow this link to watch the opening worship service of the 2019 West Virginia Annual Conference!

We give thanks for those clergy who are retiring this year. They were honored during our Friday afternoon service.
To watch the clergy retirement videos follow this link.

Follow this link to watch the ordination service of the 2019 West Virginia Conference!


How are the seeds of hope, peace, joy and love being multiplied in and through you so that Christ's Great Commission and Great Commandment can be fulfilled in even greater ways through you and your congregation?

You're invited to follow this link to download Flat Jesus, and invite Christ to travel with you in your day to day activities!


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AC2019 Pre-Conference News

You’re Invited!

By Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball

You are invited! You are invited to come and gather around Christ’s table as we do the worshipful, prayer-filled, and missional work of our annual conference session.

Invitational – this is the theme under which we gather for the 2019 West Virginia Conference. God calls us to be an invitational people, to be people who invite others to the light, hope, and life that only Christ can give. Christ invites us to be invitational leaders, to be a people who invite others to be baptized, to grow in discipleship and to gather around Christ’s table to share the good news, to be nourished, and to gain strength and assurance for the Christian journey.

Read the full invitation letter

Secure, easy, efficient: Electronic voting for delegates

By George Hohmann

Secure, easy, efficient.

Those are some of the words used to describe the electronic voting system that will be unveiled at the West Virginia Annual Conference June 13-16 in Buckhannon.

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2019 Annual Conference Offerings


We always thank God for the opportunity to offer ourselves and our gifts for outreach. The West Virginia Conference acts as a steward of our gifts, and is pleased to announce all undesignated financial gifts will be shared among three transformational ministries. To designate your gift please write the name of your preferred ministry on the memo line of your check.

Read about all AC2019 Offerings

An Invitation To Gracious Communication

By WV UMC Admin

With God’s help, as I listen, learn, and participate in Annual Conference business and worship, I will do my best to speak and listen with respect.

Read about gracious communication