Council of Bishops Info

From the Oklahoma Conference Department of Communications,

For the first time, the annual presidential address to the denomination’s Council of Bishops will be streamed on the Internet during the Council’s meeting next week, Nov. 2-7, at the Skirvin Hilton in Oklahoma City.

Go to umc.org/cobaddress to watch live on Monday morning, Nov. 3.

At 10:45 a.m., the first plenary business session will be opened with a ceremony, immediately followed by the speech, to be given by Bishop Warner Brown Jr. of the San Francisco Area.

You are encouraged to share this news and the Internet link with your congregation.

The Council of Bishops has announced its plenary business sessions on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings as well as those on Monday-Friday afternoons are open to the public. Starting times vary.

The week begins with worship at 4 p.m. Sunday, open to the public, at OKC-St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. This will be a memorial service, remembering bishops and their spouses who have died during the last year.

Time for spiritual reflection also is part of the Council’s agenda, including daily worship and Communion, and small-group meetings. During late afternoon Thursday, an ‘act of repentance’ service will be held for members of the Council and special guests.