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What’s Happening on 5/2/2012

 

by Jay Voorhees
May 2, 2012

Every morning the Committee on Agenda and Calendar meets at 6:30 a.m. with the presiding bishops for the day, and the chairs of the legislative committees. Here are some notes from that meeting:

  • Presiding Bishops
  • Bishop Michael Watson
  • Bishop Janice Riggle Huie
  • Bishop H. Warner Brown Jr.
  • Bishop Robert Hoshibata
  • As of this morning, the General Conference has dealt with 15% of the calendar items eligible for floor debate and consideration (non consent items).
  • Issues which may be considred this morning:
  • Complaint Process Revision
  • Church Restructuring (PlanUMC)
  • UMC relationship with Israel/Palestine (including divestiture)
  • Change of name from “lay speaker” to “lay servant”
  • Pornography
  • Balance between lay and clergy