April 15, 2012
(Submitted by Bonnie Marden and Jim McPhee for the Agenda, Worship and Planning Teams)
WHEREAS, in recognition of God’s abundant love and grace in our lives, our holy Conferencing includes Offerings and In-Gatherings, and
WHEREAS, these Offerings and In-Gatherings demonstrate the strength of our commitment to local, national and international mission and ministries, and
WHEREAS, supporting the Bishop’s Discretionary Fund enables our leadership to respond to opportunities as we unite in trust and support our vision to boldly proclaim Christ to the world;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the 2012 New England Annual Conference include:
1. an In-Gathering of School Supplies during the Opening worship,
2. an Ordination Service Offering to support the Bishop’s Discretionary Fund,
3. an Offering during Friday evening’s Celebration of Ministry to support Scholarships for Mission Volunteers, and
4. a Saturday Service Offering to support the Imagine No Malaria campaign.
Furthermore, the Conference Council on Youth Ministries challenges each church to bring a check for a minimum of $25.00 for the Penny/Check Challenge to fund youth ministry and the Youth Service Fund. Awards will be presented!