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The Rev. Cynthia Harvey elected as Bishop in SCJ

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General Conference: Day Three

I spent the whole day in General Administration during Day 3. The major concerns about the restructuring were ensuring members of the ministry areas (presently known as Agencies and Commissions) have a place at the table, voice and vote for … Continue reading

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Alston Chairs Superintendency

The Rev. Ellen Alston, Head of the Louisiana Conference delegation to General Conference 2012, has been voted to Chair the legislative committee for Superintendency. This is a prestigious honor and great responsibility that very few delegates receive, and we are … Continue reading

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UMC Restructuring Update

Here is the latest update on the Call to Action legislation from the IOT. Work on the restructuring debate will begin in the General Administration legislative committee starting Thursday: http://www.gc2012conversations.com/2012/04/23/breaking-reorganization-update/

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A Call to Prayer

Over the next two days, our Louisiana Conference delegation will finally be gathering in Tampa. We ask every lay and clergy member of Louisiana United Methodism to begin praying for us–for strength, for holiness of mind, heart, and soul, and … Continue reading

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General Conference 2012 App

Here is the link for the General Conference 2012 app: http://www.umc.org/site/c.lwL4KnN1LtH/b.8008845/k.3187/General_Conference_Mobile_App.htm The General Conference 2012 app brings the April 24-May 4 event in Tampa, Florida, to your mobile device. Features live streaming of conference sessions and worship; news stories, photos … Continue reading

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Louisiana Delegation Endorses Bishops’ Document Calling for UMC Renewal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 2, 2012 The General and Jurisdictional Conference Delegation of the Louisiana Annual Conference recently endorsed a document from the Council of Bishops titled, “For the Sake of a New World, We See a New Church:  A … Continue reading

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SCJ Episcopal Candidates

Here are the endorsements from Annual Conferences and caucus groups so far in the South Central Jurisdiction: Central Texas—Mike McKee Texas—Chap Temple Missouri—Robert D. Farr Louisiana—Fred Wideman OIMC—David Wilson Kansas West—Cheryl Jefferson Bell North Texas—Gary Mueller Rio Grande—Eradio Valverde, Jr. … Continue reading

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Oklahoma City, Here We Come!

The following members of the Louisiana Delegation are headed this weekend to Oklahoma City (which will be the site of the Jurisdictional Conference next July) to gather with other delegations from across the South Central Jurisdiction: Fred Wideman Pete Aguila … Continue reading

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A Welcome Message

From the head of our Louisiana Delegation, Rev. Ellen Alston: In true Louisiana fashion, we are making our mark in unique and distinctive ways!  Consider this a “second line” parade of passion and purpose for the mission of Jesus Christ … Continue reading

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