2016 SC United Methodist Annual Conference wrap up
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2016 South Carolina Annual Conference

Monday, June 6, 2016

  1. Read the official Day 1 and Day 2 wrap-ups online here from the Annual Conference secretaries.
  2. Follow along with everything that happens at Annual Conference by watching the live stream here
  3. Check out the Tuesday Daily Advocate
From the Advocate: Annual Conference’s first day of official business kicked off Monday, June 6, with presentation of resolutions, licensing of local pastors, presentation of the budget, a host of reports and an ordination service preached by former S.C. Bishop J. Lawrence McCleskey. Read more here

McClendon is S.C. episcopal nominee

Annual Conference has approved the nomination of Dr. Tim McClendon—delegation chair, former Columbia District superintendent and current senior pastor of St. John’s UMC, Aiken—as South Carolina’s episcopal nominee. “We’re going to Jurisdictional Conference behind Tim 100 percent,” said Lay Leader Barbara Ware. “Not since 1992 have we had a nominee from South Carolina become bishop.” After his approval, McClendon expressed deep appreciation to Annual Conference. “You have shaped me and made me who I am; you have made me better than I am,” McClendon said. “I’d be most happy to be here til I draw my last breath, but if God so chooses, I will serve and I will give it my all, and I thank you.”

Six resolutions presented

Annual Conference will vote on six resolutions Wednesday: the one resolution printed in preconference materials (regarding how South Carolina Native American history is taught), as well as five others. 

The Rev. Marvin Caldwell gave the report of the Committee on Resolutions and Appeals, noting these additional resolutions will be distributed to the body June 7 after the morning session. 

The resolutions are a Resolution to Support the Nature of High Quality Public Education South Carolina; Resolution for Uninsured Poor Adults in South Carolina; Responsibilities for Eradication of Racism Resolution; Resolution for an Assessment and a Plan of Action for the African-American Historical Methodist Flagship Churches of the South Carolina Annual Conference; and Resolution to Oppose Discrimination Against Transgender People.

Coming up
Tuesday June 6th:

7:30 Awards Breakfast
8:00 AM Bible Study-Rev. Dr. Luther Smith
9:00 AM Business Session
11:00 AM Retirement service & passing of the mantle
12:15 PM Lunch Recess
2:00 PM Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving
3:15 PM Break
3:30 PM Business Session
5:00 PM Dinner Recess
7:00 PM Digital Age:  Concert for Imagine No Malaria
Live Stream
Daily Advocate

The Digital Age: Tuesday June 7th @ 7pm
(Florence Civic Center)

A big-name benefit concert will not only celebrate South Carolina’s efforts to eradicate malaria but also help raise final funds for the campaign. Read more.

Report of the Delegation to General Conference
Laity Report Video
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