Kathy Gilbert covered this morning’s vote on the elimination of guaranteed appointment for elders in good standing in the United Methodist Church. The way the vote happened – as part of adopting the consent calendar in the morning – took some delegates by surprise. A motion to reconsider the ministry study failed later in the morning, by a vote of 564 to 373. Kathy talked with me briefly this morning.
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