Referral of Plan UMC to the Council of Bishops and the Connectional Table was tabled in Friday evening discussion at the General Conference. After other procedural matters were completed the delegates had an opportunity to lift the proposed referral from the table. By a vote of: yes-427; no-444 the Plan was not lifted, and hence not referred…which meant that effectively consideration of Plan UMC was ended.
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