What’s Happening for May 4, 2012

Here’s what we know for today…

Presiding Officers:

  • Bishop Hope Morgan Ward
  • Bishop Bruce R. Ough
  • Bishop Jeremiah Park
  • Bishop D. Max Whitfield

Items that MAY be on today’s agenda:

  • Morning Session–
  • Administration Committees
  • Report on the Committee on Correlation and Editorial Review
  • GCFA Reports
  • Election of the Commission on the General Conference
  • Afternoon Session–
  • Calendar items as determined by the legislative committee chairs and Committee on Agenda
  • Evening Session–
  • Calendar items as determined by the legislative committee chairs and Committee on Agenda
  • Closing Worship

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