Annual Conference Sessions

2018 Annual Conference June 14-16 in Manchester, NH

Registration is now open

Online registration is open now through June 1, 2018. Save $25 if you register by May 1, 2018. 

Registration for housing is separate from registration for the AC session; there is a link in the registration form or visit the accommodations page.

2018 Annual Conference session

Thursday to Saturday, June 14-16, 2018
The Manchester Downtown Hotel*
 700 Elm St., Manchester, NH 03101
The theme for this year's Annual Conference is:
"Vital Conversations: Culture."

"It was the risen One who handed down to us such gifted leaders—some emissaries, some prophets, some evangelists, as well as some pastor-teachers— so that God’s people would be thoroughly equipped to minister and build up the body of the Anointed One. These ministries will continue until we are unified in faith and filled with the knowledge of the Son of God, until we stand mature in His teachings and fully formed in the likeness of the Anointed, our Liberating King."

– Ephesians 4:11-13 (The Voice)

See the tentative schedule 

Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar issues his               2018 Call to Conference 

Click the link at right 

HealthFlex folks: Take Quest Blueprint for Wellness at AC 2018

Participants and spouses enrolled in a HealthFlex plan are eligible to take the Blueprint for Wellness screening* and earn the PulseCash incentive. You can register to get the screening at your local Quest Diagnostics lab or at the 2018 Annual Conference June 14-15 (click link for details). 

Find an FAQ with more here 

*For the most accurate results, fast 8-12 hours before your screening. (If you have a medical condition or take medications, ask your doctor or other primary care provider whether it’s safe to fast.) 


Guest preacher, Bible Study leader named

The Rev. Dr. Robert Allan Hill will be this year’s guest preacher and Bible study leader. Dr. Hill is Dean of Marsh Chapel and chaplain to Boston University, where he is Professor of New Testament and Pastoral Theology.

Dr. Hill’s service from Marsh Chapel is broadcast on NPR each Sunday morning at 11 (WBUR 90.9FM).

Dr. Hill is an elder in the Upper New York Conference, and has served 10 local churches, five different annual conferences, multiple annual conference board assignments, participated in General and Jurisdictional Conference and served as a member of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. 

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Mark Miller and band will again be music leaders

Mark Miller is well known in New England and throughout The United Methodist Church as a worship leader, teacher and performer of sacred music, and he will be back at Annual Conference again this year.

Dr. Miller currently serves on the faculty at the Drew Theological School and the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University, where he teaches music and worship.

He also is Director of the Gospel and Youth Choirs at the Marble Collegiate Church in New York City. From 1999 to 2001 he was Music Associate and Assistant Organist of The Riverside Church in New York City.

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Volunteer to be a greeter at Annual Conference 

If you are attending the Annual Conference session or would just like an opportunity to volunteer, we are looking for greeters to welcome folks to the Manchester Downtown Hotel, Manchester, NH, and help them find their way around. Having a friendly face to greet them and someone to answer their questions is a great help to folks coming to Annual Conference, and we know our greeter volunteers help make this a wonderful experience for all. 

Apply for display space at 2018 Annual Conference 

Interested groups are invited to apply for display space at the 2018 New England Annual Conference session. The session is June 14-16, at the Manchester Downtown Hotel (formerly the Radisson) in Manchester, NH. Display space is available beginning Wednesday, June 13. Applications for displays will be accepted until Wednesday, April 5, 2018. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by May 2 and will be billed at that time. No payment is necessary to apply.

For questions regarding display space, please contact Rosemary McNulty at or (978) 682-7676 ext. 201.
Learn more and apply

*The Radisson is becoming DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown, and is using this name during the transition.


Information about AC 2018 will be posted as it becomes available

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See the tentative schedule 


Conference Secretary
John Blackadar
(603) 494-7142


Sessions Chair
Lynn McCracken
Agenda Committee Chair
Kelly Santiago 
Joy Mueller
Director of Connectional Ministries/Asst. to the Bishop
Erica Robinson-Johnson
Director of Communications
Beth DiCocco