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Meeting under the theme “This I Know,” the 2022 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference began November 1 with a session offered by the Committee on Episcopacy for delegates to get better acquainted with persons who have been nominated for the episcopacy.
The Conference officially opened with worship at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, November 2.
The five jurisdictional conferences of The United Methodist Church typically meet once every four years. However, the Conferences were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this year, the Council of Bishops called for Jurisdictional Conferences across the U.S. to meet November 2-5, 2022.
The primary business of the session will be the election and assignment of bishops. Any United Methodist ordained elder may be elected a bishop by any jurisdictional conference. Each jurisdiction establishes the percentage of votes needed for election. In the SEJ, 60 percent is needed. This year the balloting will be electronic.
In addition to the election of bishops, the Conference will hold several special worship services. The service of remembrance will be 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3. We will celebrate retiring bishop Thursday evening session.
The SEJ Conference session will conclude on Friday, November 4, with the Service of Consecration for newly elected episcopal leaders.
Watch the livestream at www.sejumc.org/sej-conference-2022.