Annual Conference Information

Annual Conference 2020 

May 28 - May 30, 2020 - Hershey Lodge 



The 11th Session of the Susquehanna Annual Conference is scheduled for May 28-30, 2020 at the Hershey Lodge & Convention Center in Hershey, PA.  

The theme for 2020 is:  Better Together ... One in Ministry to All the World.


Lodge & Meal Pricing
·   Thursday, May 28 - Saturday, May 30, two nights lodging (double occupancy) and seven meals, $430.
·   Thursday, May 28 - Saturday, May 30, two nights lodging (single occupancy) and seven meals, $620.
·   Wednesday, May 27 - Saturday, May 30, three nights lodging (double occupancy) and eight meals, $540.
·   Wednesday, May 27 - Saturday, May 30 three nights lodging (single occupancy) and eight meals, $825.

For those who are commuting a pre-purchased meal package will be available at the cost of $175.


Administrative Fee:

We continue to be thankful for the Spending Plan of the Susquehanna Conference that has for many years subsidized the cost of attendance at Annual Conference. You can imagine the expense of a gathering of this magnitude is significant and continues to grow each year. We are thankful to be able to keep the lodging and meal cost per attendee the same as last year. This year there will be a $25 Administrative fee assessed to all attendees. This fee will allow for partial coverage of conducting the work and worship of our Annual Conference meeting. Please know that the Sessions Committee is diligently investigating changes in how we meet to contain costs in the future.

            Please note for Annual Conference 2020

As United Methodist Christians, we have a long history of putting hands and feet to the prayers that we lift. Built into our DNA as a faith tradition are two incredibly important truths: 1) Our faith is never separated from our actions. What we believe about Jesus is lived out in the ways that we seek to make a difference in the world. 2) We believe that we can do more together than the sum of our individual contributions. When it comes to the Body of Christ working together – being one with each other and one in ministry to the world, 1 plus 1 always equals more than two.


In order to experience that, the Susquehanna Conference (that’s all of us, friends) is being issued an invitation, or a challenge. Between now and the 2020 session of Annual Conference, to be held at Hershey Lodge next May 28-30, churches in all seven districts are each being asked to collect one item which is used to make up Mission Central Care Kits. Churches are then asked to send those items with their pastor and/or lay member to Annual Conference. During Annual Conference, participants will have the opportunity to work together to tangibly live out our call to work for the transformation of the world by assembling those care kits – which will then be distributed through our partners at Mission Central and UMCOR.

State College District is asked to collect new combs, preferably those which are sturdy and have 6 inches of teeth.  

Our challenge is for each district to bring 1000.  Let’s MAKE this challenge!