The special session of General Conference opened with a day of prayer, praise and communion. The day featured music from various areas of the world with a United Methodist presence and provided an opportunity for delegates to interact with others while offering prayers leading to the legislative and plenary sessions of the special conference, which was called to hear and act on the report from the Commission on a Way Forward.
Bishop Ruben Saenz Jr. provides a brief recap of the opening day of the special session of General Conference with this brief video.
Great Plains delegates welcome opening special session with prayer, praise: Delegates from the Great Plains share their thoughts on opening the special session with a day dedicated to prayer and the global connection of The United Methodist Church. Read our story.
From United Methodist News Service
In Layman's Terms: Worldwide challenge, opportunities: In his blog, Todd Seifert, communications director, provides some brief analysis of the challenges that come with the tremendous benefits of being a worldwide denomination. His recommendation: Don't even try to count votes until the results are in.