I sat with several other commissioners at the meal, all from North Carolina. I have met so many people from the east and wondered why they outnumber us, but today I learned that the 10 largest presbyteries in the Presbyterian Church (USA) are in the east, and North Carolina itself has four of them.
The plenary session from 2:30 to 5:00 was rather difficult to sit through because it was one report after another. We heard a report from the 2020 Vision Team, from The Way Forward Committee, and from the All Agency Review Committee, among others. I was relieved when it was over.
Every commissioner is assigned to serve on one of 13 committees. I’m assigned to the GA Procedures Committee, and this evening we had our first meeting, but we spent most of our time in worship and then in getting familiar with each other. Tomorrow and Tuesday we have no plenary sessions, only committee meetings, so I doubt that I will write anything until Tuesday night. Just a heads up – one of the items of business my committee will consider is a proposed raise in the per capita amount. I’ll let you know how that goes.