2018 Session of the Mississippi Annual Conference

Greetings Members of the 2018 Annual Conference,

The time is rapidly approaching for the yearly gathering of United Methodists across our state. This year we are pleased to announce the release of our new Guidebook app which will provide you with instant access to the latest information regarding annual conference at your fingertips and all in one convenient location. This platform will be especially important this year as there will be no printed materials distributed prior to annual conference. All pre-conference journal materials will be delivered exclusively on the app and its corresponding web page discussed below.

If this year will be your first year to attend annual conference, we encourage you to attend the " First-timers Orientation" session on Wednesday, May 30th at 1:00 p.m.

As we continue to move closer to annual conference, we will add more information. Each major information update to the app will be announced with an in-app message so you can easily see what has changed since your last visit.

To enter your cell phone number and have a download link sent directly to your phone visit: http://guidebook.com/g/powerofwe

To view all of the contents of this year's annual conference app on your computer via a traditional web page visit: http://guidebook.com/guide/120262

To to view a brief video on how to install the app click here

If you have an email address on file, you should have already received an e-blast announcing the launch of this app. If you did not receive that notification, you should contact your district office to ensure that all of your contact information is current. As we move forward, having electronic access to you via email and cell phone will be more and more important.

It is important to note that you will not be able to print out the entire Guidebook app. However, you can print out key documents like the pre-conference journal and agenda. These documents will be posted online and available in the Guidebook app as a PDF file. You can print out this document as it will be posted as a PDF. Likewise other portions of the app like the agenda which some may want to print will be posted as PDFs. To view the 166-page 2018 Pre-Conference Journal, you can go to the link below https://guidebook.com/guide/120262/poi/9837999/

Thank you for all you do for both your local church and our annual conference. As always, feel free email to email the Conference Office at jmason@mississippi-umc.org if you have any questions or recommendations.