Annual Conference Awards
Each year the Annual Conference recognizes laity, clergy and youth for their outstanding efforts in a variety of ministries. A description of each award is listed below along with a link to nomination forms.
Harry Denman Evangelism Award: For more than thirty years, The Foundation for Evangelism has been privileged to work with each Annual Conference in celebrating the outstanding personal evangelism and commitment to Offer Them Christ of United Methodist Clergy, Laity and Youth by sponsoring the prestigious Harry Denman Evangelism Award. In fact, 2,438 individuals have been honored since 1980. Think of the multiplying impact on the lives of others these folks have made through their outstanding efforts to help people experience God's transforming love through Jesus Christ!
Francis Asbury Award: A non-monetary award to recognize and encourage support of higher education & campus ministries within The United Methodist Church. The award will offer recognition to individuals who have made a significant contribution to fostering the church's ministries in higher education at the local, district, or annual conference level of the church. The award is named for Bishop Asbury and is based on his admonition to the people called Methodist to erect a school in the vicinity of every church. “We must”, he said, ". . . give the key of knowledge to your children, and those of the poor in the vicinity of your small towns and villages."
Kim Jefferson Award: A non-monetary award presented by the Northeastern Jurisdictional Urban Steering Committee for significant and effective urban ministry.
The award is named in honor of the Reverend Kinmoth “Kim” Jefferson, a member of the Northern New Jersey Annual Conference who served in the Office of Urban Ministry of the General Board of Global Ministries. He was a member of the Field Staff for 7 years and Executive Secretary for 18 years. Kim was a pastor in Newark in the 1960's and has served on numerous committees in United Methodist and Interdenominational/ Interfaith Relationships.
Merit Scholarship Award: Fosters value-centered education in a Christian context in United Methodist-related educational institutions through scholarship assistance to United Methodist-related students. A $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to a United Methodist student selected by the Conference Committee on Higher Education and Campus Ministry. An award certificate will be presented to the recipient at the Annual Conference. The scholarships will be disbursed to the candidate upon verification of their full-time enrollment at a UM-related college or university.
Martin Luther King, Jr Awards.
Alberta Browne Award – given to the nominee that most exemplifies inclusiveness as it relates to the work in the Peninsula-Delaware Annual conference.
S. Lowan Pitts Award – given to the nominee who has made the most striking contribution as it relates to the church, community and social action
William Richard Wynder Award – given to the nominee who has made the most outstanding contribution in race relations and inclusiveness as it relates to church and education
Martin Luther King, Jr Award - given to the nominee who has made outstanding contributions related to the basic human and civil rights for all peoples.
Yolanda Pupo-Ortiz Award – given to the individuals or organizations exemplifying the ministry of hospitality and sharing
Black Elk of the Oglala Sioux Award- This award is presented to an individual 20 years or younger who has demonstrated spiritual vision development and leadership.