2020 annual meeting logo Revised Virtual

Welcome to the
Southeast Conference 54th Annual Meeting

Saturday, September 26, 2020
10 am Eastern/9 am Central to 12 pm Eastern/11 am Central

Although COVID-19 has changed our plans – moving us from the original June date and further moving the meeting to an electronic meeting, we will still come together, worship, and attend to business. Because the meeting will be held via technology, we will have a shorter meeting and focus on the important business that needs to be addressed. So please plan to join us!

What does it mean to have an Electronic or Virtual Annual Meeting? We will be using the Zoom platform that allows individuals to participate in the meeting via computer, iPad, or phone.  Individuals can also phone-in to participate. We will arrange for a special voting procedure. We will gather beginning at 9:30 am with worship beginning promptly at 10 am Eastern and the business meeting running from 10:30-12 pm Eastern.

Registration: the cost will be $25 per voting member (scholarships available). People can register online or via paper. Please go to secucc.org/news-and-events/annual-meeting-2020 to register online. If you would like to register by paper, please call 404-719-6572 or email [email protected] to request a paper registration form.

Delegates: According to our Bylaws, each church is entitled to 3 lay delegates. Churches of over one hundred members are entitled to one additional delegate for each one hundred members or major fraction thereof, with no church having more than 10 delegates. In addition, all authorized ministers holding standing in the Southeast Conference are voting delegates.

As part of our opening worship at Annual Meeting, we would like to include a passing of the peace from every church. Please send a 3-second video of your church or members of your congregation saying “Peace be with you from ______ (church name), located in _____ (City, State).” If you cannot make a video, please send in an image of your congregation. Videos can be sent via text to 404-719-6572, or emailed to [email protected].

We are also hoping to include a virtual pick-up choir as part worship at Annual Meeting. Look for more details soon. If you think someone from your church might be interested in participating, please email Heather Fosburgh at [email protected] so we can reach out when the details are finalized.

In preparation for Annual Meeting, several documents have been posted below, including:

  • Proposed Bylaw Changes
  • Proposed Budget
  • Nominating Committee Report
  • Plans to begin the Search for a Settled Conference Minister

Agenda, Additional Reports, and other materials will be added as they become available.

ANNUAL MEETING RESOURCES

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The two-hour online event will feature a worship service as well as a business meeting. A more detailed schedule will be provided soon.

Use the tabs at the right to download material for the event, including agenda items, committee and staff reports, and annual recognitions.