On March 28-29, Bishop Frank J. Beard hosted four online forums to provide information to congregations and pastors of the Illinois Great Rivers Conference about the process of disaffiliation from The United Methodist Church. Nearly 700 persons participated in one of the four forums.
Bishop Beard's presentation was recorded during the first forum as well as the Question and Answer Sessions from Sessions 2 and 3. Session 4 was not recorded due to the operator forgetting to hit the Record button. However, those questions which were submitted can be found on the three pages of questions listed to the right under this page.