Annual Conference 2017 | Day 2

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The close of Day 2 marked the halfway point for the Tennessee Annual Conference at Brentwood UMC.

The Opening Worship service featured communion and the preaching from Rev. Carol Cavin-Dillon who reiterated the theme of being sent. A combined youth choir with teens from Brentwood UMC and Christ UMC sang during worship under the direction of Ann Hook.

Later in the morning, annual conference members sang “Are We Yet Alive,” and then tended to conference organization including the presentation and approval of a Consent Agenda. The session then moved into presentations that included the Board of Ordained Ministry, United Methodist General Conference Constitutional Amendments, Conference Resolutions, Standing Rules, Council on Finance & Administration, Treasurer’s Report, Board of Pensions, and Health Plan Committee. Several of these items will be voted on during the business of Day 3.

The afternoon included farewells during the Memorial Service with preacher, Rev. John H. Collett, Jr., and at the Service of Celebration and Retirement which followed.

Presentations in the late afternoon included Next Gen Discipleship, Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministries, and Martin Methodist College which introduced its new president to the annual conference. Then, the proceedings closed with presentations from the Black College Fund & Lina H. McCord Ambassador, Camp & Retreat Ministries, and Miriam’s Promise.

The evening was free to allow for continued fellowship and rest.

Photos by Ed Batsel.