Mid-term Constituency

Pandemic Creates Challenges for Large Group Gatherings
December 21, 2020

ALVARADO, TEX. – It’s hard to believe it has been almost two years since we gathered together for the Texas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Constituency Session. Plans are underway for the mid-term session usually held in the spring.

Just before press time, we finalized the date, May 16, 2021, and location, Brazos County Expo in Bryan, Tex., where we met in 2019. We scheduled the meeting in May since the Southwestern Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists has its constituency session in April and some of our members have to be at both events. It also allows General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists auditors time to complete the financial audit for the union and other conferences having constituency sessions in the spring.

With the ongoing pandemic, it was hard to know what to do when health officials recommended limiting large group gatherings. 

Going back to Bryan will give us room to socially distance. We may also have to limit the number of people meeting in-person with streaming options for the rest. Another option is to reduce the delegation number while still giving appropriate representation based on church size.

Once everything is finalized, the churches will be notified to select their delegates. When we have the names and addresses of the delegates, we will communicate with them by mail. General information will be shared on the TexasAdventist.org website.

Thanks for keeping these meetings in prayer as we gather safely together.

By Carlos J. Craig, President