Annual Conference Information

Annual Conference 2018 

May 31 - June 2, 2018  - Hershey Lodge 


Important Information Regarding How to Submit Your Name to Serve as a Lay Member at Large for Annual Conference 2018


The Susquehanna Annual Conference, Better Together…One with Christ, will be held at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center May 31-June 2, 2018. If you would like to serve as a Lay Member At Large and are not serving as a District Representative, the elected lay member or elected alternate representing your church/charge, a Certified Lay Minister serving a church, or attending conference due to some other lay leadership role, you may do the following:


Please contact your District Office by January 15, 2018 with your name, address, phone number, email address and church/charge name.  Please also include the category you would fall in: Adults, Young Adults (ages 19-35) and Youth.  If you have any questions, you may contact the Coordinator of Lay Equality, Cindy Weaver, by email at




Extended Deadline


Due to the beginning of the new semester and some delays in finding out finals schedules, we are giving youth an extra week to let us know if they are interested in attending Annual Conference 2018. 


Please fill out this form by Monday, January 15, 2018.


The cost for youth to attend Annual Conference will be $245 (cost of meals Wednesday-Saturday). The Young People's Ministry Annual Conference Scholarship Fund will cover all rooming costs for youth members to attend.


If you have any questions, you may contact the Director of Young People's Ministry, Audrey Wilder, by email at 


Annual Conference Session 2018 will be held May 31-June 2 at the Hershey Lodge. 

Audrey Wilder 

Director of Young People's Ministry 






One of the special expressions of the United Methodist polity is the opportunity for members of the connection to offer a resolution for consideration to a Conference. The founders of our movement believed that in conferencing the Holy Spirit of God could guide us to consider the prompting of our members. The opportunity is here once again for you, your congregation, or any of its members to offer a resolution for consideration at the 2018 session of Annual Conference.


A resolution typically is formatted with a series of statements beginning with "whereas." These statements provide the rationale of the petitioner. These statements demonstrate the assumptions that the petitioner holds. They belong to the petitioner. After the series of "whereas" statements, there appears at least one statement that begins "Therefore, be it resolved." This becomes the main motion that is put before the Conference. If more than one action is being petitioned, another statement may be added beginning "be it further resolved."


The Mission and Outreach Team is charged with receiving these resolutions and passing them on to Conference with either a vote of concurrence or non-concurrence.


Resolutions are to be clearly printed and sent together with supporting documentation. It is preferred that all resolutions be received electronically via email. You can email them to Kristopher Sledge at And, if you are unable to email the resolutions, you may mail them to:


Mission and Outreach Team

Kristopher Sledge

PO Box 277

State Line, PA 17263


Please indicate a contact person should we need to contact the petitioner for clarification.


Resolutions must be submitted no later than February 1, 2018


Kristopher Sledge, Chair

Mission and Outreach Team






The 2018 meeting of the Susquehanna Annual Conference will be held Thursday, May 31 through Saturday June 2, 2017 at the Hershey Motor Lodge in Hershey, PA.


Although registration is necessary for everyone attending the Annual Conference Session, there is no registration cost to attend.


The costs for those requesting rooms at the Hershey Lodge and meals at the 2018 Annual Conference are the same prices as the 2017 Conference. The Sessions Committee has worked hard to maintain these prices as they had been for 2017.  


Thursday, May 31 - Saturday June 2, two nights lodging (double occupancy) and seven meals, $415.    


Thursday, May 31 - Saturday June 2, two nights lodging (single occupancy) and seven meals, $603.


Wednesday, May 30 - Saturday June 2, three nights lodging (double occupancy) and eight meals, $527.  


Wednesday, May 30 - Saturday June 2, three nights lodging (single occupancy) and eight meals, $809.


This information is provided so that churches may budget. We also hope that if you have individuals from a local church serving as Members at Large that the local church could assist them in their expenses.


As of today, the registration period is set to open Tuesday, 
April 3
 and will close on Monday, April 30Housing after April 30 is not guaranteed. A limited number of single rooms will be available, if you desire a single room we encourage you to register early in the registration time period.


If you are commuting and therefore not requesting a room at the Hershey Lodge but desire a meal package you may request the meal package during the registration period at the costs of $150. Meal packages and individual meal tickets will not be available for purchase at Annual Conference, the meal package must be pre-purchased.


The Hershey Lodge is located at 325 University Drive, Hershey, Pa 17033an overview of the facilities at Hershey Lodge may be seen at

Rev. Dr. Gary D. Weaver
Chair of Sessions Committee