Conference presidents happily gather at Discipleship Ministries following slippery adventures on icy roads.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.––Music City is not known for snow storms, but an 8-inch March 5 snow fall, accompanied by 8-degree temperatures and icy roads resulted in flight delays, cancellations, and an 8-hour stand-still on interstate highways.
Since Nashville has few snow plows, even some local participants were unable to get out of their unplowed neighborhoods.
Nevertheless, Gil Hanke, top staff executive of the General Commission on UM Men, arrived at 6:30 a.m. to shovel the entrance and parking lot of the commission office on Music Row.
Discipleship Ministries, the anticipated meeting location of the National Association of Conference Presidents and prayer advocates, closed for the day, so early March 5 meetings were crowded into commission offices until the larger Discipleship meeting room was re-opened for an evening gathering.