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Jessica Brodie’s General Conference May 17 wrap-up: A South Carolina perspective

protest1-300x200By Jessica Brodie

PORTLAND, Ore.—Tuesday at General Conference featured a day of angst, mistrust and protest for some while others stood fast and faithful in a deep desire for a united United Methodist Church that welcomes all and embraces the middle.

Amid General Conference business that ultimately included rejection of term limits for bishops and approval of a new Internet-cloud-based United Methodist hymnal, Council of Bishops President Bruce R. Ough made an impassioned call for unity, calling upon the Holy Spirit to mend the church’s broken heart and call all into the flock together.

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