Annual Conferences in the United Methodist Church are regional bodies but also hold yearly conferences. Midwest Mission works with the Annual Conferences in the North Central Jurisdiction and its neighboring conferences. 

Each year an equal number of clergy members and lay members attend their conference's annual conference session for worship, fellowship, and to conduct the business of the conferences, which may last 3-5 days in the months of May and June.  Midwest Mission does collections during the Conference's Annual Conference and has a booth in the exhibit area. 

Below is information regarding the Annual Conferences Midwest Mission regularly works with for In-gathering, Annual Conferences and other events.

We are currently low on volunteers repairing bikes and sewing machines and have an abundance of each so we are currently not accepting.  We regularly only accept bikes and sewing machines in good condition that only need minor work. 

  • East ohio

    Advance Special #9944

    2022 Annual Conference

    Date: Thursday, June 9th - Saturday, June 11th, 2022

    Location: Akron, Ohio

    Annual Conference Collection Information

    Ramon Ortiz, Midwest Mission Operations Specialist will be driving the semi truck over. Donations can be made on June 9th through noon on June 11th


    Advance Special #6620

    2022 Annual Conference

    DateWednesday, June 8 - Friday, June 10, 2022

    Location: Peoria, Illinois

    There will be a truck at Annual Conference at the Northwest Entrance at the corner of Highway 40 (William Kumpf Blvd) & South Monroe Street

    MMDC collection in Peoria

    Attendees to the 2022 Annual Conference are urged to have congregations collect items for the Midwest Mission Distribution Center. A trailer will be located at the Peoria Civic Center to accept those donations during the Annual Conference.


    MMDC will be operating a drop-off site at Annual Conference. The trailer will be parked on the corner of SW Monroe and North William Kumpf Blvd. You are also welcome to drop your items off at one of the permanent collection sites located at Coal City UMC, Peoria: Forrest Hill UMC, Shiloh UMC, and Mt. Vernon West Salem Trinity UMC

    Items most needed are:

            Liquid laundry soap, no larger than 150 oz.

            Dish soap, no larger than 64 oz.

            Liquid household cleaner, no larger than 80 oz.

            Five-gallon buckets with lids

    Supplies can be collected and brought to Annual Conference or you may contribute to Advance Special #6620 and bring your offering with you.

  • indiana

    Advance Special #C114

    2022 Annual Conference

    Date: Thursday, June 9 -Saturday, June 11, 2022

    Location: Marion University

    Annual Conference Collection Information

    Truck will be there on Thursday, June 9th  and Friday, June 10th

  • IOWA            

    Iowa Conference UMC Fund #676

    2022 Annual Conference

    Date: Saturday, June 4 - Sunday, June 5, 2022

    Location: West Des Moines, Iowa

    Annual Conference Collection Information

    Gene Turner, Mission in Motion Manager from Midwest Mission will be bringing over the truck. He and the truck will be there June 4-5 for drive-up and drop-off donations to "Fill The Truck!"


    2022 Annual Conference

    Date: Monday, June 6- Wednesday, June 8, 2022

    Location: Owensboro, KY 42301

  • Michigan

    2022 Annual Conference

    Date: Thursday, June 2 - Saturday, June 4, 2022

    Location: Grand Traverse Resort, Traverse City, Michigan

    Annual Conference Collection Information

    Scroll to the very botto of the page

    Emeritus Volunteer Directors Dick & Judy Sena will be there with a trailer to collect your items and bring the Midwest Mission.  The truck will be available to receive your collections Thursday and Friday all day, and Saturday until noon.  You'll find the truck near the front of Grand Traverse Resort's main entrance by the Plaza (white tent). 

  • minnesota

    2022 Annual Conference

    Date: Tuesday, May 24 - Thursday, May 26, 2022

    Location: St. Cloud, Minnesota

    Annual Conference Collection Information

    Scroll to the very bottom of the page. Tanya Oberg, Midwest Mission Board Member will be at the exhibit table and Lyndy Zabel, Midwest Mission Board Member will be driving the truck from Minnesota to Midwest Mission to deliver the supplies. 


    Advance Special  #50000150

    2022 Annual Conference

    Date: Wednesday, June 8 - Friday, June 10, 2022

    Location: Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center


    2022 Annual Conference

    Date: Thursday, June 2 - Sunday, June 5, 2022

    LocationLakeside, Ohio

    West Ohio Conference FLYER 

    From May 16-June 13, the West Ohio Conference will be collecting completed hygiene kits and cleaning kits (flood buckets) For instructions for assembling the kits, click here.

    Drop-off sites will be located across the Conference:

    • Ohio River Valley District Office, 7388 E Kemper Road, Suite 1, Cincinnati, OH 45249
      • Drop off June 6 or 9, 8am-4pm
    • Bethany United Methodist Church, 6388 Cin-Day Road, Liberty Township, OH 45044
      • Drop off June 6 or 9, 6:30-7:30pm
    • Waldo United Methodist Church, 141 S Marion St, Waldo, OH 43356
    • The Plains United Methodist Church, 3 N Plains Rd, The Plains, OH 45780
      • Contact Carolyn Hornsby at 740-517-8532 to arrange drop-off
    • Marietta Gilman United Methodist Church, 312 Gilman Ave, Marietta, OH 45750
    • Maumee Watershed District Office, 1729 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee, Ohio 43537
      • Call or text John Nemcik for drop-off or to arrange pick-up; 419-957-8817
    • Shawnee Valley District Office, 573 E Main St, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
      • Call or text Diana Hall to drop-off or to arrange pick-up; 740-637-0829

    Pick-ups can also be arranged with any of our West Ohio District Disaster Coordinators. Contact Conference Disaster Response Coordinator Jeff Walker at or 740-323-6750 to arrange pick-up. For questions or more information, email


    Advanced Special #5979

    2022 Annual Conference

    Date: Friday, June 10 - Monday, June 13, 2022

    Location: Green Bay, Wisconsin


    2022 Annual Conference

    Date: Wednesday, June 1 - Thursday, June 2, 2022

    Location: Traverse City, Missouri