What’s happening at GC2016 today? Monday, May 16, 2016


Here is an overview of what’s on the agenda today for the 2016 General Conference:

  • Morning Session #1 — Bishop Larry Goodpaster, presiding
    • Administrative Committee Reports
    • Consent Calendars
    • Four Areas of Focus Report (15 min.)
    • Vital Congregations moment (5 min.)
    • Legislative Calendar items (if time)
  • Break
  • Morning Session #2 — Bishop Elaine Stenovsky, presiding
    • Voting demonstration
    • Elections of Judicial Council members, University Senate members, and John Street Church trustees.
    • Celebration of the 250th anniversary of John St. Church
    • Legislative Calendar items (if time)
  • Lunch break
  • Afternoon Session #1 — Bishop Michael Coyner, presiding
    • Global Social Principles report (10 min.)
    • Legislative Calendar items
    • UMW 150th-anniversary celebration
  • Afternoon Session #2 — Bishop Rosemarie Wenner, presiding
    • Legislative Calendar items
    • Africa University report
    • Higher Education report

The following committees will be presenting calendar items today, in the following order (subject to change):

  • Central Conferences
  • Global Ministries
  • Conferences
  • Independent Commissions
  • Financial Administration
  • Church and Society A
  • General Administration
  • Ministry and Higher Ed

Please note that the Committee on Agenda is trying the schedule items with financial implications first since there is a deadline for consideration by the General Conference.

Jay Voorhees, Former Executive Editor

The Rev. Jay Voorhees is the Executive Editor of The United Methodist Reporter and the Chief Creative Officer for CircuitWriter Media LLC which operates this site and MethoBlog.com. Jay is an ordained elder in the Tennessee Annual Conference. Jay has written on life and the practice of faith in The United Methodist Church at Only Wonder Understands since 2003.

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