Alaska United Methodist Conference


June 4-6, 2023

The Alaska Annual Conference Session will be June 4-6 at Fairbanks First United Methodist Church in Fairbanks, Alaska. We will gather on Sunday morning with worship, followed by the Clergy and Laity Sessions, a brief business session, and dinner. Monday will include reports, legislation, awards, and celebrations, and conclude with the Memorial Service. Tuesday morning, we will conclude any business, have the reading of appointments, and close with the Service of Commissioning.  Prior to these dates, there will be an online Clergy Session with interpretation on May 25.

Pre-Conference Activity Links
Worship Book
Observer Agenda
Rules Report Addendum
Nominations Addendum
Budget Addendum
Climate Change Presentation
AC Petition to Review and Modify “Mission” Language

Call Letter from Bishop Bridgeforth
Who may attend and participate in Annual Conference?


Our Area-Wide Conference will begin with the Bishop’s Installation and Opening Session at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Juneau, Alaska, which will be livestreamed on Saturday, May 20th. The closing session for the area will be on Thursday, June 15, 2023, in the evening. The closing session will be livestreamed.

There will be a Special Session on May 6 at 4 p.m. for the sole purpose of voting on the approval of churches that wish to disaffiliate from The United Methodist Church. That is a painful reality, but it is their choice to do so. We will work diligently and faithfully with each of those faith communities and our conference trustees to ensure they complete their due diligence in advance of the Special Session. Please read the CALL LETTER that went out on April 3 and please REGISTER for this session by April 25. You can view more information on our SPECIAL SESSION RESOURCE & LIVESTREAM page

When we gather, it is possible that there will be several disaffiliating congregations unable to complete the process this Spring. That may necessitate another session in the Fall to allow all others who are ready to complete their process and leave The United Methodist Church before December 31, 2023, when the special provision in the Discipline allowing their departure expires.

Registration Letter
MEMBERS Register here (for in person and online attendance)
IN PERSON GUESTS Register here
CHILD CARE Register here

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