General Conference 2022 Program & Schedule

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GENERAL CONFERENCE 2022

PROGRAMME AND SCHEDULE


PROGRAMME AND SCHEDULE OF

THE THIRTY-NINTH QUADRENNIAL SESSION AND

THE FORTIETH GENERAL CONFERENCE OF

THE CHRISTIAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2022 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM

GENERAL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION Hilton, Kinley, Townplace Suites Delegates from the 8th, 9th and 10th Episcopal Districts only Alternate Delegates from the 8th, 9th and 10th Episcopal Districts only

FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2022 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM GENERAL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION Delegates Alternate Delegates Registered Visiting Members

Assigned Hotels

5:45 PM

Board Buses for Reception

Assigned Hotels

6:30 PM

RECEPTION – Underground Museum Buses will run every 15 minutes, coming and going. Please present registration badges for entry.

8:30 PM

Final Buses to Hotels

SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2022 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM THE OFFICIAL OPENING AND SERVICE OF HOLY COMMUNION Senior Bishop Lawrence Reddick, Presiding Presiding Prelate, Eighth Episcopal District SPECIAL MUSIC – Second Episcopal District SERMON: Bishop James B. Walker Presiding Prelate, Seventh Episcopal District 1

DECC Grand Ballroom


11:30 AM – 1:30 PM LUNCH 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM

BUSINESS SESSION Senior Bishop Lawrence Reddick, Presiding Presiding Prelate, Eighth Episcopal District

DECC Exhibit Hall B/C

ROLL CALL TEMPORARY ORGANIZATION Election of Temporary Secretarial Staff Adoption of Temporary Rules and Procedures Appointment of Committee on Credentials Appointment of Committee on Rules and Procedures Assignment of Orderlies 3:00 PM

THE EPISCOPAL ADDRESS Bishop Teresa Jefferson-Snorton Presiding Prelate, Fifth Episcopal District

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

DINNER Committee on Credentials, Committee on Rules and Procedures and Program Committee to Meet

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

REPORT OF CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE

DECC Exhibit Hall B/C

PERMANENT ORGANIZATION Election of Permanent Secretarial Staff Adoption of Permanent Rules and Procedures Appointment of Special Committees and Organizing Committees Announcement of Standing Committees PRESENTATION OF GENERAL CONFERENCE PROGRAM ADOPTION OF GENERAL CONFERENCE PROGRAM REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS ANNOUNCEMENTS RECESS

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8:00 PM – 10:00 PM MEETING OF STANDING COMMITTEES Committee on Episcopacy Committee on Itinerancy Committee on Revision and Legal Affairs Committee on Finance and Investment Committee on Evangelism and Spiritual Life Committee on Connectional Ministries Committee on Correctional Administration Committee on Regional and General Conferences Boundaries and Operations Committee on Ecumenical Relations and World Affairs

DECC 232 DECC 201 DECC 204 DECC Executive Ofc DECC 206 DECC 207-208 DECC 200 DECC 233 DECC 203

SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2022 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE Bishop Henry M. Williamson, Sr., Presiding Presiding Prelate, First Episcopal District

DECC Grand Ballroom

SERMON: Bishop Thomas L. Brown, Sr. Presiding Prelate, Sixth Episcopal District 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM LUNCH 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM

CONFERENCE BUSINESS SESSION Bishop Henry M. Williamson, Sr., Presiding Presiding Prelate, First Episcopal District

DECC Exhibit Hall B/C

QUADRENNIAL REPORTS OF THE BISHOPS Senior Bishop Lawrence Reddick, Eighth Episcopal District Bishop Henry M. Williamson, Sr., First Episcopal District Bishop Thomas L. Brown, Sr., Sixth Episcopal District Bishop Kenneth W. Carter, Eleventh Episcopal District Bishop James B. Walker, Seventh Episcopal District Bishop Sylvester Williams, Sr., Third Episcopal District Bishop Teresa Jefferson-Snorton, Fifth Episcopal District Bishop, Godwin T. Umoette (deceased), Tenth Episcopal District Bishop Lawrence Reddick, Tenth Episcopal District Bishop Bobby R. Best (deceased), Ninth Episcopal District Bishop Paul A. G. Stewart, Sr., Ninth Episcopal District Bishop Marvin Frank Thomas, Sr., Second Episcopal District Bishop C. James King, Jr., Fourth Episcopal District Bishop Othal H. Lakey, Associate Bishop, Fourth Episcopal District 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

DINNER 3


7:00 PM – 10:00 PM CONFERENCE BUSINESS SESSION Bishop Thomas L. Brown, Sr., Presiding Presiding Prelate, Sixth Episcopal District

DECC Exhibit Hall B/C

QUADRENNIAL REPORTS OF THE GENERAL OFFICERS Department of Finance and Investments Department of Publications The Christian Index Department of Evangelism and Missions Department of Christian Education and Formation General Board of Personnel Services Department of Lay Ministry Women’s Missionary Council Department of Ministry to Men Executive Secretary ANNOUNCEMENTS RECESS MEETING OF STANDING COMMITTEES

MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2022 7:00 AM

CHAPLAINS’ BREAKFAST

Junior Ballroom B

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM MEMORIAL SERVICE Bishop Thomas L. Brown, Sr., Presiding Presiding Prelate, Sixth Episcopal District

DECC Grand Ballroom

SERMON: Bishop Kenneth W. Carter Presiding Prelate, Eleventh Episcopal District 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM CONFERENCE BUSINESS SESSION Bishop Kenneth W. Carter, Presiding Presiding Prelate, Eleventh Episcopal District OFFICIAL GREETINGS REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MINUTES REPORT OF STEERING COMMITTEE 4

DECC Exhibit Hall B/C


REPORT OF COMMUNICATION, INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY Bishop James B. Walker Presiding Prelate, Seventh Episcopal District Chair of the CIT Advisory Committee Dr. Theresa Duhart, President REPORTS OF CONNECTIONAL COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES Commission on Life and Witness Commission on Connectional Budget CME Board of Chaplains Commission on Archives and History Commission on the Concerns of Women in the Ministry Commission on Ecumenicity Commission on Faith and Order Commission on Ritual and Worship Commission on Social Justice and Human Concerns Advisory Board of the CME Foundation Advisory Committee to Community Development Corporation CME Church Connectional Headquarters Collins Chapel Hospital Board of Directors Committee on Economic Development Committee on Emergency Relief Committee on Ministerial Assessment Committee on Planning Connectional Meetings Connectional Music and Arts Committee Connectional Prayer Ministry Committee on Legislative Review ROLL CALL OF ANNUAL CONFERENCES FOR RESOLUTIONS 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

LUNCH

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

MEETINGS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

DINNER

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM BUSINESS MEETING Bishop James B. Walker, Presiding Presiding Prelate, Seventh Episcopal District 5

DECC Exhibit Hall B/C


REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEE Initial Report of Committee on Episcopacy Committee on Evangelism and Spiritual Life ANNOUNCEMENTS RECESS

TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2022 9:00 AM – 10: 15 AM THE SERVICE OF RETIREMENT DECC Grand Ballroom Bishop Henry M. Williamson, Sr. and Bishop C. James King Bishop James B. Walker, Presiding Presiding Prelate, Seventh Episcopal District 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM RECOGNITION OF RETIRING GENERAL OFFICERS Rev. Dr. Tyrone T. Davis General Secretary of Personnel Services Dr. Clifford L. Harris General Secretary of Lay Ministry Dr. Leo Pinkett General Secretary of Ministry to Men RECOGNITION OF RETIRING JUDICIAL COUNCIL MEMBERS Honorable Jerry D. Woodfork Honorable Barbara Nichols Honorable Bertina Lampkin 11:15 AM – 1:30 PM CONFERENCE BUSINESS SESSION Bishop Sylvester Williams, Sr., Presiding Presiding Prelate, Third Episcopal District

DECC Exhibit Hall B/C

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MINUTES REPORT OF STEERING COMMITTEE REPORTS OF SEMINARY & COLLEGE PRESIDENTS Lane College, President Logan Hampton Miles College, President Bobbie Knight Paine College, President Cheryl Evans Jones Texas College, President Dwight J. Fennell Phillips School of Theology, President/Dean Paul Brown, Sr 6


NOMINATIONS FOR THE JUDICIAL COUNCIL REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

LUNCH

3:30 PM – 6:00 PM

MEETING OF STANDING COMMITTEES

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

DINNER

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM EPISCOPAL DISTRICT CAUCUSES First Episcopal District Second Episcopal District Third Episcopal District Fourth Episcopal District Fifth Episcopal District Sixth Episcopal District Seventh Episcopal District Eighth Episcopal District Ninth Episcopal District Tenth Episcopal District Eleventh Episcopal District

DECC Exhibit Hall B/C

DECC Room 212 DECC Room 208 DECC Room 204 DECC Room 206 DECC Room 207 DECC Room 200 DECC Room 211 DECC Room 205 DECC Room 201 DECC Room 205 DECC Room 210

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2022 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM ECUMENICAL WORSHIP SERVICE Bishop Sylvester Williams, Sr., Presiding Presiding Prelate, Third Episcopal District

DECC Grand Ballroom B/C

SERMON - Bishop Adam J. Richardson, Jr. Presiding Prelate of the Eleventh Episcopal District African Methodist Episcopal Church 11:15 AM – 1:30 PM CONFERENCE BUSINESS SESSION Bishop Teresa Jefferson-Snorton, Presiding Presiding Prelate, Fifth Episcopal District REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MINUTES REPORT OF STEERING COMMITTEE ELECTION OF BISHOPS 7

DECC Exhibit Hall B/C


1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

LUNCH

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

CONFERENCE BUSINESS SESSION Bishop Teresa Jefferson-Snorton, Presiding Presiding Prelate, Fifth Episcopal District

DECC Exhibit Hall B/C

ELECTION OF GENERAL OFFICERS 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

DINNER

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM FINAL MEETINGS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2022

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

CONFERENCE BUSINESS SESSION Bishop Marvin Thomas, Presiding Presiding Prelate, Second Episcopal District

DECC Exhibit Hall B/C

CENTERING MOMENTS REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MINUTES REPORT OF STEERING COMMITTEE REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES ELECTION OF JUDICIAL COUNCIL MEMBERS 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

LUNCH

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

CONFERENCE BUSINESS SESSION Bishop Paul A. G. Stewart, Presiding Presiding Prelate, Ninth Episcopal District REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE REVIEW REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

DINNER

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DECC Exhibition Hall B/C


7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

INVESTITURE OF THE JUDICIAL COUNCIL AND GENERAL OFFICERS Bishop C. James King, Presiding Presiding Prelate, Fourth Episcopal District

DECC Exhibition Hall B/C

SERMON: Bishop Marvin Frank Thomas, Sr. Presiding Prelate, Second Episcopal District CONFERENCE BUSINESS SESSION Bishop Paul A. G. Stewart, Presiding Presiding Prelate, Ninth Episcopal District REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES ANNOUNCEMENTS 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM EPISCOPAL DISTRICT CAUCUSES

FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2022 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM INSTALLATION OF NEW CHAIR OF THE COLLEGE OF BISHOPS DECC Exhibit Hall B/C Bishop James B. Walker, Outgoing Chair, Presiding Presiding Prelate, Seventh, Episcopal District Bishop Sylvester Williams, Incoming Chair Presiding Prelate, Third Episcopal District 10:00 AM – 11:45 AM CONFERENCE BUSINESS SESSION Bishop Othal H. Lakey, Presiding Associate Bishop, Fourth Episcopal District Final Reports of Standing Committees Certification of General Connectional Board Election of Secretary of General Connectional Board Confirmation or Election of other Connectional Boards Advisory Board, The CME Foundation CME Connectional Headquarters Collins Chapel Hospital General Board of Personnel Services Compilation Committee 9


12:00 PM – 1:30 PM SERVICE OF CONSECRATION AND COMMISSIONING Bishop Sylvester Williams, Presiding Presiding Prelate, Third Episcopal District CONSECRATION SERMON: Senior Bishop Lawrence Reddick Presiding Prelate, Eighth Episcopal District

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