Thursday as Conference of bishops gets underway. I had no meetings this morning so I got caught up on presentations and email and a 5 mile run. Grateful for the downtime and catch up.
At noon the bishops of Region 4 met to discuss assignment and plans for the future meetings. We welcomed our newest member Bishop Susan Candea of the Central States Synod (Kansas and Missouri). We also heard from her tonight at the bishops dinner along with Bishops Shelley Bryan Wee of NW Washington and Bishop Bill Tesch of NW Minnesota. Others will be welcomed throughout the weekend.
This afternoon I participated in my committee of the conference, the Theological and Ethical Concerns Committee (TEEC). We are charged with reviewing and advising on actions of the church council and churchwide assembly. Particularly we review socially concious screens for investments that we as a church have stated are a priority. Today we reviewed screens related to investments in industries participating in alcohol and tobacco production.
We gathered together as a conference for worship this evening and for dinner. Tomorrow we begin with morning prayer and then a day of meetings. Grateful for my colleagues in our conference. #NTNL #ELCACoB #InMissionTogether