The UMC’s Council of Bishops will make two days of their annual spring meeting open online to the public next week. “People may want to watch this,” said Bishop Peggy Johnson. “A lot of clarifications will be coming at this meeting.”
The viewing dates are
Wednesday, April 29 and Friday, May 1, from 9 AM to 1 PM.
Wednesday’s agenda includes an opening “Centering” period, where bishops will share what is happening in their areas in response to the Coronavirus. Also featured will be the Council President's address and initial, proposed plans for General and Jurisdictional conferences in 2021. Also, how jurisdictional colleges of bishops are preparing for ministry after July 1.
Thursday’s agenda is an executive session and will not be open to the public. But Friday’s agenda will include the Ecumenical Officer’s Report to the Council; plus sharing from Council Leadership Teams and the Celebration of Leadership and Passing of the Gavel, when Bishop Kenneth Carter of Florida turns his leadership role over to Cynthia Fierro Harvey of Louisiana.