Stories. Reflection. Conversation.

When Is Annual Meeting?


The Kansas-Oklahoma Conference Annual Meeting will be called to order virtually via ZOOM on MONDAY evening October 5th at 7:00PM. Programing will continue throughout the week (see schedule) and the meeting will close following worship on Sunday, October 11th. 


Who Can “Attend” Annual Meeting?


Everyone! This Annual Meeting offers the opportunity for increased access as our KO members and friends can join from their homes. There are however, voting delegates.


How do I participate?


Each day, you'll receive an e-mail with all of the information and links you need to fully participate in the event. But, you MUST REGISTER in order to be included in the event. Make sure you enter an e-mail address that you can check each day to receive your event details.


What about Voting Delegates?


Voting delegates are:

  • Lay delegates selected by and representing each local church with standing in the KO Conference. Each congregation has at least 2 lay delegates. Congregations with membership  of more than 200 are entitled to one additional lay delegate for each additional 200 members or fraction thereof. 

  • ALL ordained, commissioned and licensed ministers who hold membership in the Conference.

  • Members of the Conference Council and all such other persons as the Bylaws shall provide.

I'm a delegate and/or authorized minister. How much does Annual Meeting cost to attend? Keep scrolling for the details!

Keynote Speaker: Brian Bond

Saturday, Oct. 10, 10:30am

We are thrilled to welcome Brian Bond, Executive Director of PFLAG, the first and largest organization for LGBTQ+ people, their parents and families, and allies, as our Keynote Speaker at this year's virtual Annual Meeting. Brian is a former Obama Administration official and advocate with an extensive background in outreach and coalition bridge building. He will help us tell the story of inclusivity and affirmation that is vitally important to our churches today.

Details, details.

The registration fee for Authorized Ministers and Lay Delegates is $100.00 per person.


Please register by FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th. For your congregations, your registration as authorized ministers and lay delegates gives access to your entire congregation to register as visitors for  annual meeting at no additional cost. But that access will not be turned on until the voting delegates have registered.


VISITORS, K-O MEMBERS BUT NOT VOTING DELEGATES

You MUST register, but there is no additional cost to you. The registration of your pastor, lay delegates and your congregation’s regular support of Our Church’s Wider Mission (OCWM) is sufficient to support this virtual gathering. We are glad you can join us.


VISITORS ATTENDING WHO ARE K-O PARTNERS

We appreciate your partnership and are delighted that you are joining us. We invite one person from your group to register at the full registration rate of $100. Then please feel free to invite as many

persons as you wish from your network to join the meeting to hear any speakers that they are interested in. We do ask that they register so we will know which program they plan to attend.

Business Session and Keynote Speaker

Because the dates of Annual Meeting were announced long ago as October 9-10th, the business session and keynote remain on the formal meeting dates as previously scheduled.


Consequently, all voting delegates should plan to attend the business session that begins Saturday morning at 9:00. The business session includes reports from the President and Treasurer of the Conference, elections, adoption of the 2020 budget, and an introduction of the Search Committee for a new Conference Minister. Following the business session, the keynote speaker will address the full gathering. All visitors are welcome at the business session as well.



Register today...

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Rev. Rebecca Anderson,

Pastor and Founder of Earshot Storytelling

Joins Annual Meeting: Helping KO Tell Our Stories

Monday, Oct. 5, 7p

Rebecca writes, "We’re empowered by telling our own stories, rather than consuming the stories others create about us. We find out we’re not alone when we hear about the lives of others. We learn about the on-going work of God in the world when we hear and tell stories from the Body of Christ.


Storytelling isn’t a new thing. As people of faith, we have always valued stories for the meaning they carry and convey. We hear and tell ancient stories of scripture, and bear witness to each other about what we have experienced of God in our lives and in the world. And, in some ways, it is a new thing. Storytelling is having a moment. You can hear live, true stories almost every night of the month in the Chicago area — and the places are packed with people. At Earshot, we think the Church should get in on it. "


Dive into one of Rebecca's stories, "Boxcar Children," and get a taste for what to expect at this year's Annual Meeting...



See more stories here.