General Conference Update

I’ve been reading through the postings by the United Methodist News Service. So far the most newsworthy things seem to be a pension initiative to help retired pastors in Africa, the Phillipines and Eastern Europe survive (this is really what it is, survival) and the appointment of a task force to evaluate the church’s contribution to global climate change. It seems to me that we are still in the slow phase of general conference when the groundwork is being laid for heavy lifting later. I’ll try to keep you updated.