The 2013 Kansas West Annual Conference will be May 22-24 at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson. (Download a map.) The conference theme will be "Moving Forward/Looking Back." The featured speakers will be retired Bishop Richard Wilke, Retired Bishop Bruce Blake, Rev. Jim Reed, and Great Plains Area Bishop Scott Jones. Read more about the speakers.
The clergy session will be May 21.
See the Annual Conference checklist for steps in preparing for the big event. Online registration ended May 9. To register now, download the late registration form, complete it, and then fax it ASAP to (316) 684-0044.
A video of the members of the Great Plains Transition Team sharing their thoughts on the draft of the Plan of Organization for the Great Plains Conference is available here.
Conference members, both clergy and lay, are invited to send prayers of praise and thanksgiving to bless our worship at Annual Conference. Each member is asked to share prayers around one or more of the three following themes:
During the conference these prayers will be placed on a “prayer wall” and some will be shared on the overhead screens. No names will be attached. Download a form for submitting prayers or use this online form. Direct all questions to the prayer team leader, Joy Hart, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As we move toward our becoming the Great Plains Conference, all three conferences are requesting a three to five ounce container of water from every church to be brought to their respective annual conference. On the afternoon of May 24 please bring your container to our Closing Worship Service where the water will be poured into a common vessel. The common vessel from each of the three conferences will be presented at our Uniting Conference in August.
The following information was mailed to all Kansas West clergy and lay members to annual conference:
You can download each PDF by clicking on the above links. Have questions? Contact Cindy Kelly, assistant to the conference secretary, by email or at 316-684-0266.
The 2012 Conference Journal has been shipped to everyone who placed an order. If you have any questions, contact Cindy Kelly, journal editor, by email or at 316-684-0266. Online versions of the 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009 journals are available HERE. You can order your Journal online. Journal orders are separate from registration for annual conference. Not sure if you've ordered a 2013 journal yet? Check here. You may download a form here to print, complete, and mail in with a check.