The Opening Session for Clergy was May 13 at Custer Road UMC. 

Sunday, June 2

Time What Where
2:45 to 9 p.m. Child Care (By Reservation) Christ UMC Plano
3:30 p.m. Laity Session First UMC Plano
4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Clergy Check-in for name badges and voting cards Christ UMC Plano
5 p.m.


  • Clergywomen (at St. Andrew UMC)
  • Young Clergy (at St. Andrew UMC)
  • Laity (at First UMC Plano)
  • Intern (at Christ UMC Plano)
7 p.m.

Opening Worship and Time of Remembrance

  • Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton preaching

Christ UMC Plano, Sanctuary

8:30 p.m.

Reception hosted by Bishop Michael and Joan McKee 

  • Honoring Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton and Families of Those Remembered
Christ UMC Plano, Trinity Hall


Monday, June 3

Time What Where at Christ UMC Plano
7 a.m.


  • Extension Ministry (Room N156 A/B)
7 a.m. Registration/Welcome Desk open North Narthex
7 to 9 a.m. Quest Diagnostics screening (by appointment only) Room 204
7:30 a.m. Teller Meeting Sanctuary Cry Room
7:30 a.m. Communion and Prayer Service Chapel
7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Child Care (By Reservation)  
8 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. Exhibitors open Atrium Hallway
8 a.m.

Gathering Music

Welcome and Prayer

Organization of the Conference/Setting of the Bar (Rev. Judith Reedy)

Lay/Clergy Equalization

Standing Rules

Introduction of Consent Calendar

8:20 a.m.

Service of Baptismal Renewal and Episcopal Address

Committee on Episcopacy

Retiree Videos

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Clergy Photos Room N253
9 a.m to 6:45 p.m.  Cokesbury Bookstore opens The Donut Room
9:35 a.m. 


10 a.m.

Board of Ordained Ministry Report 

Retiree Videos

Center Reports - New Faces New Spaces

Keynote Speaker: Rev. Junius Dotson on "Culture Reset"

Retiree Videos

12:00 p.m.

Announcements/Courtesy and Resolutions


12:15 p.m.


  • Board of Church and Society/UMW (Room 211)
  • Children’s and Youth Ministry Workers (Room N154)
  • Evangelical Fellowship (Room N255 A/D)
  • General (Sports and Recreation Building)
  • Lay Servants (Room N156 A/B)
  • Retirees (Trinity Hall)
1:30 p.m.

Gathering Music

New Faces New Spaces Video

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Junius Dotson on "Soul Rest"

2:45 p.m.

Laity Address

Center Report - Center for Church Development

New Faces New Spaces Video

Center Report - Center for Connectional Resources

3:25 p.m. Break  
3:30 p.m.

Gathering Music

Agency Video - Project Transformation

Center Report - Center for Leadership Development

Center Report - Center for Missional Outreach

Agency Video - Methodist Children's Home

Clergy Spouse Address

Young Person’s Address

Award Presentations

  • Harry Denman – Clergy and Laity
  • One Matters Award
  • Bishop Wm. B. Oden Ecumenical
4:55 p.m.

Announcements and Break

5 p.m.

Book Signing

  • Rev. Susan Robb
The Donut Room
5 p.m.


  • Cabinet dinner (Room 107)
  • General (Sports and Recreation Building)
  • Ordinands and Commissionees (Trinity Hall)
7 p.m.

Service of Ordination and Commissioning

  • Bishop Michael McKee, preaching
  • Offering: Camp Scholarships
8:45 p.m. Reception for Ordinands and Commissionees  Sports and Recreation Building


Tuesday, June 4

Time What Where at Christ UMC Plano
7 a.m.


  • Perkins Alumni (Room 156 A/B)
7 to 9 am. Quest Diagnostics screening (by appointment only) Room 204
7:30 a.m. Communion and Prayer Service Chapel
7:30 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. Child Care (By Reservation)  
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Exhibitors and Cokesbury Bookstore open Atrium Hallway and The Donut Room
8 a.m.

Gathering Music

8:10 a.m.

Welcome by Bishop

Ordinand Videos

Consent Calendar

Committee on Nominations

Ordinand Videos

General and Jurisdictional Conference Delegate Voting Process Explanation

9 a.m.

Break and prepare for Clergy Voting

9:25 a.m.

Clergy: Voting (Sanctuary)

Lay: New Faces New Spaces Workshop by Rev. Dr. Audrey Warren (Trinity Hall)

11:25 a.m.

Gathering Music

11:35 a.m.

Report on Clergy Voting

Ordinand Videos


12 p.m.


  • Administrative Assistants (Room N154)
  • Black Methodists for Church Renewal (Room 211)
  • Clergy Spouses (Room 255 B/C)
  • Deacons (Room 107)
  • Duke Alumni (Room N157)
  • General  (Sports and Recreational Building)
  • Hispanic Ministry (Room N255 A/B)
  • Local Pastors (Room N156 A/B)
1:15 p.m.

Gathering Music

1:25 p.m.

Agency Video - Texas Methodist Foundation

Center for Connectional Resources - Council on Fiance and Administration Report

1:40 p.m.

Break and prepare for Lay Voting

2 p.m.

Clergy: New Faces New Spaces Workshop by Rev. Dr. Audrey Warren (Trinity Hall)

Lay: Voting (Sanctuary)

4 p.m.


New Face New Spaces Video

Report on Lay Voting

Legislative Matters

Closing Announcements

5:15 p.m.

Closing Worship and Communion

Setting of Appointments

6:15 p.m. Dismissal