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2012 Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference


Monday, July 16, 2012
8:30 a.m.     Committee on Nominations
                   Committee on Episcopacy
10:00 a.m.   Registration for delegates
12:15 p.m.   Lunch
1:00 p.m.     Committee on Episcopacy
4:00 p.m.    Session for Interview Group leaders
                    Session for Heads of Delegations
5:30 p.m.     Dinner
7:00 p.m.     Bible Study — Civic Center
8:00 p.m.     Interview Group meetings
                    Nominees for Bishop meet in prayer session
9:00 p.m.     Prayer and Adjournment

Tuesday, July 17, 2012
6:30 a.m.      Personal centering/devotions
7:00 a.m.      Breakfast
8:30 a.m.      Devotions in Interview Groups -- Civic Center
8:45 a.m.      Small Group Interviews of Episcopal Nominees
12:15 p.m.    Lunch
1:45 p.m.      Small Group Interviews of Episcopal Nominees
2:00 p.m.      College of Bishops rehearsal for Consecration Service -- St. Marks UMC
5:30 p.m.      Dinner
7:30 p.m.      Small Group Interviews of Episcopal Nominees
9:30 p.m.      Prayer and Adjournment

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
6:30 a.m.      Personal centering/devotions
7:00 a.m.      Breakfast
8:30 a.m.      Holy Communion and Memorial Service at the Civic Center
10:00 a.m.    Recess
10:30 a.m.    Opening Conference Session
                     Welcome by Bishop Grove
                     Roll Call including report of Credentials Committee
                     Adoption of Agenda
                     Adoption of Rules of Order and Plan of Organization for business of plenary sessions
                     Report of Episcopacy Committee
                     First Episcopal Ballot
                     Naming of Sessions Committees
                     Report of Courtesies Committee
11:55 a.m.    Prayer
12:00 noon   Lunch

1:30 p.m.       Conference Session
                      Episcopal Ballot
1:45 p.m.       Bible Study
2:00 p.m.       Conference Session
                      Report of Rules Committee
2:30 p.m.       Report of Finance and Administration and Presentation of Proposed Budget
3:00 p.m.       Recess
3:15 p.m.       Conference Session
                      Episcopal Ballot
3:30 p.m.       State of Jurisdiction Episcopal Address
                      Report of Area Boundaries Task Force
5:15 p.m.       Prayer and Adjournment
5:30 p.m.       Dinner

7:15 p.m.        Conference Session
                       Episcopal Ballot
                       Resolution/motions related to funding proposals         
                       Report of Committee on Nominations
                       Election of Secretary and Assistant Secretary
                       Election of Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer
                       Report of Monitoring Team
                       Bible Study

Thursday, July 19, 2012
6:30 a.m.         Personal Centering/devotions
6:45 a.m.         Breakfast
8:15 a.m.         Conference Session at Civic Center
                        Episcopal Ballot
8:30 a.m.         Worship – Representative of Council of Bishops as preacher
9:45 a.m.         Conference Session
                        Daily Reports of Sessions Committees (Journal, Credentials, Courtesies)
                        Report of Committee on Examination of Annual Conference Journals
10:15 a.m.       Recess
10:30 a.m.       Conference Session
                        Episcopal Ballot
                        Treasurer’s Report
12:00 noon      Lunch

1:30  p.m.         Conference Session
                         Episcopal Ballot
                         Adoption of Budget
                         Committee on Nominations Report
3:00 p.m.          Recess
3:15 p.m.          Conference Session
                         Episcopal Ballot
                         Designation of Conveners and locations for organization of 2012-2016 NEJ Committees
4:45 p.m.          Organization of 2013-2016 Jurisdictional Committees
5:30 p.m.          Dinner
7:15 p.m.          Conference Session
                         Monitoring Report
                         Sending Forth the Episcopacy Committee (when the election of bishops is completed)
8:00 p.m.          Celebration of Ministry of Retiring Bishops
                         Reception for bishops who are retiring

Friday, July 20, 1012
6:30 a.m.            Personal Centering/Devotions
7:00 a.m.            Breakfast – 3rd Floor Pavilion at the Hotel
8:30 a.m.            Conference Session – Ball Room at the Hotel
                           Daily Reports of Sessions Committees
8:45 a.m.            Praise/Worship
                           Assignment of Conferences to Episcopal Areas
                           Assignment of Bishops to Episcopal Areas
9:30 a.m.            Closing
9:45–10:15 a.m. Area Delegation meetings with assigned Bishops

11:15 a.m.         Service of Consecration for Bishops at Marks UMC

1:00 p.m.             Adjournment


NOTE:  Order of the Day items are in BOLD type

Episcopal ballots will be taken as needed in addition to those listed. Except at times for other business items listed as Order of the Day.

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