On the Agenda—Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Here’s what’s up for GC2012 today:

  • People will be arriving and registering throughout the day.
  • Most of the morning will be taken by various committee meetings as the General Conference organizes itself, including:
  • Orientation for Delegation Heads
  • Committee on the Agenda and Calendar
  • Committee on Courtesies
  • Committee on Credentials
  • Committee on the Journal
  • Standing Committee on General Conference Matters
  • Briefing for delegates under the age of 30
  • Briefing for racial and ethnic minority delegates
  • Briefing for women delegates
  • Orientation for seminary students
  • Orientation for first time delegates
  • The event really kicks off at 4:00 p.m. with Opening Worship and Holy Communion.
  • The event will bestreamed liveon the new.
  • We will be live blogging from the worship service athttp://www.gc2012conversations.com/category/live-blog/
  • After a dinner break, the Conference will reconvene for the organization of the General Conference at 7:30 p.m. This will likewise bestreamed live.

Tomorrow the work of legislative committees begins…

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