NEW - Resolution for the discontinuance of Grace United Methodist Church in Canaan, VT.

Communications Department

June 05, 2014

Presented by Members of the Grace United Methodist Church and the Rev. Dr. David Abbott, District Superintendent for the New Hampshire District of the New England Annual Conference

June 2014

Whereas Grace United Methodist Church located in Canaan, VT, formerly known as Grace Methodist Episcopal Church began in 1874 as the first church in Canaan, VT; and

Whereas the doors of the current facility were first opened in 1875; and 

Whereas after many years of wonderful ministry, life changing mission, and many personal commitments to God through Christ, at a special church conference on May 5, 2014 voted to discontinue as a church as of June 30, 2014 in accordance with the 2012 Book of Discipline, ¶2549, and all other applicable paragraphs, and within the rules of the New England Annual Conference; and 

Whereas the District Superintendent supports that Grace United Methodist Church be discontinued and has received consent from the presiding bishop, the majority of the Cabinet and the District Board of Church Location and Building; and 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the NEAC honor and celebrate the 140 years of ministry in, and through, Grace UMC in Canaan, VT; and 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Grace United Methodist Church in Canaan, VT be discontinued as of June 30, 2014; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that should any assets be discovered in future years, such assets shall be transferred to the New England Conference to be used as directed by the Discipline and the New England Annual Conference policies.