A049 Host and conduct a second Building Beloved Community Conference by or before 2024

Hebrews 10:24-25 “24 And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”

The Presiding Officers’ Advisory Group on Beloved Community Implementation scheduled the first Building Beloved Community Conference in Minneapolis, May 5-7, 2020, which had to be canceled due to COVID-19 concerns about large groups congregating. Instead, the POAG held the Beloved Community Conference by Zoom on July 28 – 30, 2020. The conference discussion followed three (3) tracks: Day 1 – Truth, Day 2 – Reconciliation, Day 3 – Healing, and conference registration and attendance far exceeded the expectations of the committee. Undoubtedly, the ability to attend the conference by Zoom increased attendance; yet, such massive registration and attendance numbers indicate the need for continuing these conversations.