After a fairly productive Friday, the Conference found itself mired in the detailed point to point interpretive discussion that unfortunately can and did produce gridlock.

It was not the contentious type of gridlock but the kind that causes exasperation and frustration. The constant strong and skillful parliamentary hand of Bishop Darryl Starnes kept the process moving when one could not see it doing so.

As the agenda times gets pushed further and further back, the Conference will find itself facing a Monday business session that will tax even the most ardent convention attendee.

But make NO mistake; there are some VERY skillful bishops who can move an agenda with precision and finality. Stay tune, we will see if the 49th Quadrennial can get back on track and close with a bang.


  • February 12-16, 2018
    Board of Bishops' and International Ministers & Lay Association Meeting
    Norfolk Waterside Marriott Hotel
    235 East Main Street
    Norfolk, VA
    Register by February 5, 2018!
  • February 14, 2018
    Ash Wednesday
    Ash Wednesday is always celebrated on a Wednesday seven weeks prior to Easter Sunday. For Christians, the day marks the first day of Lent and the starting of 6 weeks of fasting and penance.
  • February 14-March 29, 2018
    Lent begins on Ash Wednesday each year and for Christians starts the 40 day period of fasting. The day represents the 40 days Jesus spend fasting in the wilderness.
  • February 14, 2018
    Valentine's Day
    We love because he first loved us 1 John 4:19
  • March 11, 2018
    Daylight Savings Time
    Spring forward - Turn your clocks forward an hour at 2 a.m. local standard time (At 2 a.m. on March 11th, the clocks after they are moved forward an hour, will read 3 a.m. local daylight time).

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