Committee members voting – green cards mean “yes.”
The committee work is now over for most committees. My committee will reconvene on Friday to approve or make adjustments to the budget in order to accommodate any overtures that require budget changes. The committee work was quite impressive, and the task of shepherding several overtures and reports through a diverse committee quite large. Yet my committee accomplished just that. It is inspiring to participate in a very democratic event like my committee’s work, especially given the rarity of such events in the world, and the disenfranchisement of voters in our country over the past few years. My committee’s work will now be considered by all commissioners in the plenary meetings that start Wednesday afternoon. Once we consider all the overtures from all the committees, my work will be done – sometime Friday.
Rev. Glenn Leupold serves at First Presbyterian Church, Albany. At General Assembly 222, he is serving on the Mission Coordination Committee. While in Portland, Glenn is looking forward to being part of the connectional church in action, the learning moments, the fun events and catching up with old friends. You can “Follow” him on Twitter: @PastorGlennFPC
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