The long-anticipated called, special General Conference of the United Methodist Church begins on February 23. Pastor Tom is headed to St. Louis as an observer and will be writing about his experiences, observations and the actions of this singularly significant moment in the life of the UMC. He has created a blog that he will update regularly. A first post is already “live” on the site, tsteagald.blogspot.com. You are encouraged to go there often over the days leading up to GC, the GC itself, and the days after. You may comment, question, and express your own reactions to the event (you can live-stream it at www.umc,org).