Wanted:  A few hands, hearts, and minds

February 29, 2016

The Committee on Leadership/Nominations is seeking volunteers to serve on a number of New England Conference boards and committees.
Clergy, laity and youth are encouraged to apply. Nominees would begin serving on July 1, 2016.
  • An interest in furthering the work of the New England Conference
  • A willingness to share life experiences and skills for the work of the church
  • A desire to be of service
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Ability to participate in conference call meetings
  • Willingness to attend occasional centrally located meetings/trainings
  • A few positions require specific experience such as financial expertise or computer skills
  • Learn about the working of our connectional church
  • Participate in and/or provide support for hands-on mission
  • Express your passion for mission, social justice, administration, etc.
  • Find expression for your gifts and talents.
To learn more or to apply, contact Leeda Marsh, co-chair, Committee on Leadership/Nominations, at LeedaM@aol.com
Openings available in a variety of committees including (but not limited to):

Board of Global Ministries
The board leads the conference in equipping and resourcing congregations around mission. The Board promotes involvement and support of the mission work of the United Methodist Church around the world and within our Conference. The Board oversees funding and administers the Peter D. Weaver Scholarship Fund.

Board of Higher Education
The board relates to United Methodist schools and campus ministries in the New England Conference. This Board works to equip local churches in their ministries with college students. It oversees grant requests for campus ministries located on a college campus and/or sponsored by local churches. The Board also oversees the United Methodist scholarship program.  
Board of Trustees
The board oversees the property of the New England Conference.   
Board of Pensions
(Laypersons especially needed). The board oversees the pension and health benefit programs of retired clergy, spouses, surviving spouses and lay employees of the NEAC. We are especially in need of individuals with experience and expertise in the areas of health benefits for those active and retired. Some experience dealing with pensions would also be helpful.
Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns (CUIC)
Works to promote interfaith dialogue and experiences. 
Committee on Finance & Administration
(Laypersons especially needed). CF&A works with the finances of the Conference, including developing the budget. Members of CF&A need to see the “big picture of the mission work” of NEAC.
Commission on the Status and Role of Women
COSROW works to develop ways to inform and sensitize NEAC leadership and members on issues that affect women.
Commission on Religion and Race
Works to raise awareness and foster sensitivity in the area of racism within NEAC.
Rules Committee
Prepares the Rules and Policies & Procedures that define the work of NEAC within the general guidelines of The Book of Discipline.