District Conference 2021
District Conference will be held in three parts online on Saturday, November 20.
- 9:00 a.m. ALEXANDRIA District Conference
- 10:30 a.m. (approx.) BI-DISTRICT Conference
- 12:00 noon (approx.) ARLINGTON District Conference
2021 District Conference Information
The Schedule for the 2021 District Conference looks a bit different this year. Typically we meet together for the Bi-District Conference and then split into the individual Arlington or Alexandria District Conferences. Because we have one District Superintendent serving BOTH districts this year, we need to separate those individual district meetings so that Rev. Calvert can be at both. To that end, we will “sandwich” the Bi-District Conference in between the Alexandria District Conference and the Arlington District Conference. Participants should plan to attend the two portions of the day that pertain to their district. All participants MUST REGISTER to attend. Zoom log-in links and details will be sent.
Those from Alexandria District Churches will sign on at 9:00 a.m. for their District Conference and then will join the Bi-District webinar at approximately 10:30 a.m. (If the business of the Alexandria District Conference runs long, there may be a slight delay in starting the Bi-District Conference.) After the Bi-District Conference concludes, those from Alexandria churches will have completed their responsibilities for the day.
Those from Arlington District Churches should plan to log on to the Bi-District Conference webinar at 10:30 a.m. As noted above, if the business of the Alexandria District runs long, there may be a slight delay of start time. After the Bi-District Conference concludes, We will begin the Arlington District Conference Zoom meeting. We anticipate that portion of the day to begin at Noon.
The voting for 2022 District At-Large Delegates to Annual Conference will take place at the individual Alexandria (9AM) and Arlington (12NOON) conferences. Matters of the Bi-District, including the presentation from Camp Highroad, District Investment Trust, and Board of Missions report will take place at the Bi-District Conference (10:30AM).
Persons can register to attend District Conference at any time between now and when the event begins. Only those persons registered by November 10 will be eligible to receive voting credentials and advance materials. Anyone registering to attend District Conference from November 11 onward will be able to attend the event but will not be sent any advance materials. Regardless of voting eligibility, those registering after November 10 will NOT be able to vote for District At-Large Delegates, as they will not have been assigned voting credentials. Be sure to register NOW!
Voting for At-Large Delegates
Anyone from the Arlington or Alexandria District is welcome to participate in District Conference. At the Bi-District Conference all who are present may vote in polls as presented. At the individual District Conferences, only those holding positions as defined in the Annual Conference Rules may vote on District-At-Large delegates. When you register for District Conference, the form will ask questions about what official positions you hold for your church or your district. Based upon those answers, voting credentials for the Arlington and Alexandria District conferences will be distributed. If you have questions about your voting status in relation to those positions, we suggest you contact your church or district administrator.
We are currently taking nominations for District At-Large Delegates. If you or someone from your church would like to be on the ballot please fill out the appropriate application using the buttons below.
District At-Large Delegates
The Arlington and Alexandria Districts will elect at-large delegates as part of our work at District Conference. These delegates will attend Virginia’s Annual Conference in June. (Currently scheduled for June 16-18, 2022 in Hampton, VA).
Members of Arlington or Alexandria United Methodist Churches are eligible to run for a spot as an at-large delegate for their district. If you’d like to be on the ballot, please use the buttons below to fill out the nomination form.