Agenda – 2013 Council Meeting in London

September 10-13, 2013
Wesley’s Chapel, London, England

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Monday, September 9 18:00 – 20:00 ArrivalRegistration begins
Tuesday, September 10 The Family Gathers
  08:00 – 09:00 Registration
  09:00 – 10:00 Opening Worship – Preacher: Bishop Teresa Snorton, Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, USA
  10:00 – 10:45 Greetings from Ruth Gee – President of the British Conference and by Leslie Griffiths – Wesley’s Chapel
  10:45 – 11:15 Refreshment Break
  11:15 – 11:30 Greeting the Family

  • Registration of Attendance
  • Acknowledgement of authorized substitutes
  • Honoring the departed
  11:30 – 11:50 Presentation of New Member Churches
11:50 – 12:30 President’s Report and VisionGeneral Secretary’s Report and Vision
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 The Family Discerns God’s calling for the World Methodist Council Small Groups – group numbers on name badge, locations on screen
15:30 – 16:00 Refreshment Break
16:00 – 17:30 Small Groups report
17:30 – 18:00 Sharing of News from Asia and the Pacific Region
18:00 – 18:20 Evening Prayer
Wednesday, September 11 Organizing for the Journey
08:30 – 09:15 Worship – Preacher: Bishop Yong Jai Jun, President of Korean Methodist Bishop’s Council
09:15 – 10:30 Standing Committees Meet
10:30 – 11:00 Refreshment Break
11:00 – 11:45 Financial Report by Kirby Hickey, Treasurer
Audit Committee Report
11:45 – 12:30 2016 World Methodist Conference in Houston by Sarah Wilke, Program Chair and B.T. Williamson, Host Committee
Theme & Logo UnveilingQuestions
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch

 

14:00 – 16:00 Standing Committees Meet (continued)
16:00 – 16:30 Refreshment Break
16:30 – 17:30 Committee Reports & Actions – (Printed reports are taken as received, reports at meeting will be on discussions in London for adoption)

  • Social Justice
  • Ecumenical Relationships
  • Family Life
  • Youth and Young Adults
17:30 – 18:00 Sharing of News from Europe and Africa
18:00 – 21:00 Methodist Church in Britain Celebration Dinner & Program Night
Thursday, September 12 08:30 – 09:45 The Journey ContinuesWorship (including World Methodist Peace Award)
09:45 – 10:30 Affiliate Reports

  • Israel Palestine Liaison Office
  • Oxford Institute
  • Epworth Old Rectory
10:30 – 11:00 Refreshment Break
11:00 – 12:30 Affiliate Reports (continued)

  • World Methodist Historical Society
  • Ministerial Exchange Program
  • World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:15 Committee Reports & Actions – (Printed reports are taken as read, reports at meeting will be on discussions in London)

  • Achieving The Vision
  • Education
  • Theological Education
  • Evangelism
  • Worship & Liturgy
15:15 – 15:30 Report of the World Fellowship of Methodist and Uniting Church Men with special presentation by Stop Hunger Now
15:30 – 16:00 Refreshment Break (sample of Stop Hunger Now Meal)
16:00 – 17:30 Standing Committee Reports/Actions (continued)Council Business
17:30 – 18:00 Sharing of News from North America and Latin America
18:00 – 18:20 Evening Prayer
Friday, September 13 08:30 – 9:00 Morning Prayer
  09:00 – 10:00 Nominations Report
  10:00 – 11:00 Concluding business
  11:00 – 11:30 Refreshment Break
  11:30 – 12:30 Service of Holy Communion and Sending Forth
Preacher: Archbishop Michael Kehinde Stephen, Nigeria, Methodist Church