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*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. —

5:00 p.m. —
*7:00 p.m. —

Recognitions and



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

ADJOURN FOR DINNER
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.

9:45 a.m. —

Laity Address............................................................Joe Williams, Conference Lay Leader
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. —
* 3:45 p.m. __

Introduction of Chaplains, University and Seminary Representatives, and Visitors
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. —
*9:00 a.m. —

Reports
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 Christian Educator’s Fellowship Luncheon

Noon
Noon

1:30 p.m. —

Noon

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

Reports

* 2:00 p.m. -3:30 p.m. —

Alumni Luncheon (Vanderbilt, Emory, Duke, Emory)

Leading Beyond the Walls—Session 3—Strategies for Reaching the Unchurched……….
Adam Hamilton
Closing—The Future and Promise of Methodism
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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