Bishop formally calls for special session in September


Bishop Ruben Saenz Jr. issued the following letter July 7, 2022, formally calling a special session of the Great Plains Annual Conference for Sept. 10, 2022.

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Dear Clergy and Lay Members to the Great Plains Annual Conference:                                                 July 7, 2022
In accordance with our standing rules and ¶603.5 of the Book of Discipline, I hereby call for a special session of the Great Plains Annual Conference on Sept. 10, 2022, beginning at 9:30 a.m. CDT/8:30 a.m. MDT. The special session will be conducted via electronic conferencing using Zoom and shall include the following business:

  1. Consideration of resolutions ratifying the disaffiliation of local churches from the United Methodist Church per the provisions of ¶2553.
  2. Consideration of action affirming the “GP Camps 2.0” governance model as adopted by Great Plains United Methodist Camps, Inc.
  3. Consideration of the 2023 budget for the Great Plains Annual Conference.  
Further information regarding the session and its business will be sent to members of the Annual Conference in the coming months.
Thank you for your prompt attention and response to this important matter. 

Bishop Ruben Saenz Jr.
Great Plains Conference

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