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AGENDA DRAFT # 1
*Indicates “Order of the Day”

“Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World”


Daily Agenda
41st Session
TENNESSEE ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Murfreesboro First United Methodist Church
June 8-10, 2008

SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2008

2:00 p.m. — Registration ..............................................................................................................................


.Narthex

3:00 p.m. — Laity Briefing Session .................................................................Joe Williams, Conference Lay Leader
(For all lay members of Annual Conference)........................................................................Sanctuary

3:00 p.m. — Clergy Executive Session ..............................................................Richard J. Wills, Jr., Resident Bishop
(For all clergy under appointment and retired............................................................Fellowship Hall
and Lay Members of Board of Ordained Ministry)

4:00 p.m. — Opening of the 41st Session of the Tennessee Annual Conference
(----)Lay Members
(----)Clergy Members
Richard J Wills, Jr., presiding
Von W. Unruh, Secretary
, Song Leader
Call to Order
Hymn #553 ......................................................................................“And Are We Yet Alive”
Welcome ................................................. Cathie Leimenstoll, Host District Superintendent
Michael O’Bannon, Host Pastor

*4:30 p.m. — Recognitions and Awards


• Denman Evangelism Recognition
• Social Holiness Award
• Journal Dedication
• Order of St. Andrew Awards

5:00 p.m. — ADJOURN FOR DINNER

*7:00 p.m. — Worship - Memorial Service- ...........................................________________________, preaching

MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2008


7:30 a.m. — Registration..............................................................................................................................
. Narthex

8:00 a.m. — Gathering in Song..............................................................................................................................


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8:05 a.m. — Invocation ......................................................................................Richard J Wills, Jr., Resident Bishop

8:10 a.m. — Conference Organization..................................................................................................Von W. Unruh


• Roll Call
• Setting of the Bar
• Minutes/Journal
• Elections: Assistant Secretaries and Tellers
• Adoption of Agenda
• Schedule
• Consent Agenda
• Orders of the day (* in the agenda)
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MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2008


8:20 a.m. — Standing Rules Committee (proposed changes)............................................_________________________

8:40 a.m. — Council on Finance and Administration (report # 1) .........................................................Ken Edwards

* 9:00 a.m. — Laity Address............................................................Joe Williams, Conference Lay Leader

9:45 a.m. — BREAK

10:15 a.m. — Gathering in Song..............................................................................................................................


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10:20 a.m. -- Nominations Report.......................................................................................................................


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*11:00 a.m. -- State of the Church Address ………………………………………………..Richard, J. Wills, Resident


Bishop

11:45 a.m.-- Committee on Episcopacy


Delegation Report

12:00 p.m. — BREAK FOR LUNCH


• Retirees luncheon

1:30 p.m. — Gathering in Song..............................................................................................................................


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1:50 p.m. — Board of Pensions...............................................................................................................Steve Angus


• Cokesbury Presentation................................................Ann Carty
*2:00 p.m. — Recognition of Retirees.................................................................................Steve Angus

3:15 p.m. — BREAK

3:30 p.m. — Gathering in Song..............................................................................................................................


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* 3:35 p.m. — Introduction of Chaplains, University and Seminary Representatives, and Visitors
* 3:45 p.m. __ Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry ......................................Jeremy Squires
• Recognition of Black College Representative

4:00 p.m. — Reports

4:15 p.m. — Board of Ordained Ministry.......................................................................John G. Corry, Susan Padgett

5:00 p.m. — ADJOURN FOR DINNER AND CABINET PICTURES

*7:00 p.m. — Celebration of the Ministry of the Ordained and Consecrated. . Bishop Richard J. Wills, Jr.
• Presentation of Licenses for Pastoral Ministry
• Commissioning of Probationary Members
• Ordination of Deacons and Elders
• The Passing of the Mantle
Reception immediately following
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TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2007

8:00 a.m. — Gathering in Song..............................................................................................................................


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8:05 a.m. — Morning Prayer .............................................................................................._________________________

8:10 a.m. — Approval of Minutes..........................................................................................................Von W. Unruh

8:15 a.m. — Reports

*9:00 a.m. — Leading Beyond the Walls—Session One—Effective Church Leadership…………………


Adam Hamilton

10:20 a.m. — BREAK

10:30 a.m. — Gathering in Song..............................................................................................................................


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* 10:35 a.m.-- Leading Beyond the Walls—Session Two—Ideas for Preaching and Worship…………..
Adam Hamilton
11:50 a.m. — BREAK FOR LUNCH
• Laity Luncheon – Noon
• Ministers’ Mates Luncheon - Noon
• Christian Educator’s Fellowship Luncheon Noon
• Alumni Luncheon (Vanderbilt, Emory, Duke, Emory) Noon

1:30 p.m. — Gathering in song .....................................................................................................................
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1:35 p.m. — Reports

* 2:00 p.m. -- Leading Beyond the Walls—Session 3—Strategies for Reaching the Unchurched……….
Adam Hamilton
Closing—The Future and Promise of Methodism
3:30 p.m. — BREAK for Organizational Meeting

4:00 p.m. — Gathering in Song..............................................................................................................................


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4:05 p.m. — Council on Finance and Administration (Final Report) ……………………………………………………………


……Ken Edwards

4:45 p.m. — “Where Will the 2008 Conference Meet?”.....................................................................................

4:50 p.m. — Other Conference Business

5:00 p.m. — ADJOURN FOR DINNER


• Martin Methodist College

*7:00 p.m. — Recognition of Lay Speakers and Service of Covenant, Setting of Appointments and Holy
Communion.............................................................................Bishop Richard J. Wills, Jr.

8:15 p.m. — Adjourn Sine Die


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