2017 Telling Your Story - Annual Conference

Last year you heard about the stories of historical figures in our Conference. This year, we want to hear YOUR story!

The Commission on Archives and History would like to hear from you at Annual Conference. We will be recording video stories with two participants at a time, one interviewer and one storyteller in conversation with each other. So find a partner (or we can help you find one) – and tell your story together!

What kind of stories are we looking for? The possibilities are endless: What is your faith story? How did you become a United Methodist? What does United Methodism mean to you? What does your local church mean to you? What specific events and people at your church have been important to you? Has someone in your church inspired you? How has being a United Methodist influenced your life? What lessons have you learned? These questions may help you think about specific stories you’d like to share.

We would love to have your story become part of the historical record! You will have a chance after your interview to choose to have your story preserved in the Christman Archives and shared with others within and outside the conference.

We will be recording interviews in a quiet space at annual conference and will work with you to find a time that fits your schedule. If you are interested in sharing your story, please let us know your contact information and provide a brief summary of the story you'd like to share below. Once you submit this registration, we will contact you with further information. 

Thank you, and we look forward to hearing your stories!


*First Name
*Last Name

Please provide us with some basic information about you and a brief description of the story you would like to share. We will contact you with further information about the recording process and to confirm your participation. 

Your Church

Please choose your church from the drop-down list (sorted by city/town, then church name):

*Daytime Phone Number
*Please provide a brief summary of the story you are interested in recording at Annual Conference:

The field will expand for you.

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