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

Anyone is welcome to participate in District Conference. Preregistration closed on November 17. Those who registered before that date and who meet the requirements for voting will receive voting credentials.

Join District Conference

Please use the buttons below to connect to District Conference on November 20. These links were also in your confirmation email.

Please note: These meetings take place back to back to back. Until the previous meeting has ended, you will not be able to get in to the next one. We appreciate your patience.

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).

Registration Deadlines

Persons can register to attend District Conference at any time between now and when the event begins. Only those persons registered by November 17 will be eligible to receive voting credentials and advance materials.

Anyone registering to attend District Conference from November 18 onward will be able to attend the event but will not be sent any advance materials.

Regardless of voting eligibility, those registering after November 17 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.

Books of Reports

 

Materials for the joint Bi-District Conference can be found here. These were sent to registered District Conference Delegates on November 18.

Materials for the Alexandria District Conference can be found here. These were sent to registered District Conference Delegates on November 18.

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Materials for the Arlington District Conference can be found here. These were sent to registered District Conference Delegates on November 18.

We have included pie charts in each book of reports with financial information. You can find a more detailed look at the 2022 budgets here. These budgets were approved by the District Stewards in August.

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).

Below you will find the application information for those who wish to be elected to this role. There will be space to take nominations from the floor at both the Alexandria and Arlington District Conference.

Registered eligible voters received voting credentials and information via email on Monday, November 15 and Thursday, November 18.

During the Alexandria District Conference and the Arlington District Conference, eligible voters will vote for District At-Large delegates. Instructions will be given during the meeting and a link to the ballot will be provided to attendees. Attendees should NOT cast their ballots until the District Superintendent calls for the vote, as nominations will be taken from the floor and will be needed in order to complete the ballot.

Eligible Local Church Positions

Ordained or Commissioned Clergy
Licensed Local Pastor
Lay Supply Pastor
Certified Lay Minister
Diaconal Minister
Deaconess
Home Missioner
Church Lay Leader
Chairperson of the Church Council
Church School Superintendent
President of the United Methodist Women
President of the Chartered United Methodist Men
The District Steward
The Lay Member of the Annual Conference
Members at Large as elected at Charge Conference
Youth Delegate

Eligible District Positions

District Trustee
District Treasurer
District Lay Leader
Associate District Lay Leader
President of the District United Methodist Women
President of the District United Methodist Men

District Conference Offering

This year we are excited to support our ministry partners at Rising Hope Mission Church and Just Neighbors with our District Conference Offering. You can make your offering online here. There will be a time during District Conference for attendees to make a digital offering.

Churches may also send a check to our office made out to Bi-District Joint Account.

District Conference Offering
Attn: Cynthia Lopynski
3600 Chain Bridge Road,
Fairfax, VA 22030

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