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A Day in the Life of a Delegate

April 20, 2012

Most days at General Conference will begin early.  For example, if you are on one of the standing committees the day often begins with a meeting at 7 am.
Morning Plenary usually begins at 8:00 am and goes until 10:00 am. Plenary Sessions include morning prayers, theological grounding or Bible study, various keynote addresses and recognitions during the first days and then are filled with voting on agenda items as presented by Legislative Sections.
Most days the Delegates get a break from 10:00 – 10:20 A.M. 

 
During the first week the Legislative Committees will meet for the rest of the day until about
7:30 p.m. when the delegates meet again in Plenary until 8:30 p.m.  (During the second week Plenary sessions will continue for the rest of the day with a two hour break for dinner.)

 
8:30-9:30 p.m. Closing Worship

 
In previous years, during the first week some legislative committees would also meet after the evening plenary to work, sometimes late into the evening.  Efforts are being made this year to curtail that practice to provide Delegates a more balanced time for rest and recreation.

-Steve Polster

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