Special Announcement: Revised Call for the Special Session of Annual Conference

Dear Sisters and Brothers of the Susquehanna Conference,

We are excited to be a part of the Susquehanna Conference. Indeed, God is doing a new thing and we are grateful to be a part of God’s new thing!

Paragraph 603.5 of The Discipline allows for a special called session of Annual Conference. The only business that may be conducted are those items set forth in the call.

As your Bishops, we are revising the call for the special session of Annual Conference that is to be held virtually on October 5, 2021. This special virtual session will be called to order at 7:00pm with sign-in/gathering time beginning at 6:30 pm.

This revised call will include only the following items:

  • Worship
  • Election of a new Chancellor for the Susquehanna Annual Conference
  • Presentation and approval of the 2022 Plan for Funding Ministry

Paragraph 602.5 of The Discipline addresses who may vote at a specially called session:
     The lay member or alternate, whoever was last seated in the annual
Conference shall be seated in a special session of the annual conference
when convened, provided that no local charge shall be deprived of its
lay member due to death, serious illness, or cessation of membership.
Under such circumstances, another lay member may be elected by the
charge conference.

Therefore, whichever lay member or alternate was seated at the June Annual Conference shall vote in this special session. If the person representing the charge is unable to attend this special session, there must be a charge conference held to elect a new lay member.

We are excited and look forward to being with you remotely on October 5, 2021.

In Ministry with You,
Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi
Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball