Since the UMC meets as a national body only once every four years, their quadrennial conferences stretch over two weeks.  The first week centers around committee meetings and hearings, and the actual plenary sessions take place the second week.

I will be there for the second week and plan to post frequently.

Last week, I posted about a Reconciling Congregation (Foundry) in D.C. that has prepared a series of personal stories captured on video.

Since I will have no official status (press?), I will move around a lot at the Conference, but I plan to hang out at the Common Witness Coalition Tent.  “Common Witness” is a coalition of progressive organizations that pool resources at the convention.  I look forward to seeing some old friends and meeting many new ones.  Here’s a link to their website, and the video embedded below is their production.