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April 11, 2014

RS - 107 - HEALTH INSURANCE BILLING RATE CALCULATION

Communications Department

(Submitted by Council on Finance and Administration & Conference Board of Pensions and Health Benefits)      The 2015 Health Insurance “blended” rate shall be calculated by dividing the total projected 2015 premium billed the Conference by the General Board of Pensions and Health Benefits for clergy (and family) under appointment to local churches, staff, and disabled, an appropriate amount to cover unpaid premiums by local churches, and related administrative costs, by the number of “salary ...


April 11, 2014

RS - 109 - RETIREE HEALTH BENEFIT CONTRIBUTION

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(Submitted by the Board of Pensions and Health Benefits) The maximum retiree contribution to the Retiree Health Benefit Stabilization Fund for 2015 shall be $60.00 per month for each participant and participating spouse pro-rated for the percentage of retiree health insurance premium paid by the Annual Conference.


April 11, 2014

RS - 110 - AUTHORIZE PARTICIPATION OF CLERGY WHO ARE LESS THAN FULL-TIME BUT HALF-TIME OR GREATER TO PARTICIPATE IN CRSP

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(Submitted by the Board of Pensions and Health Benefits)      WHEREAS, it has been the practice in the past of the New England Annual Conference to enroll all clergy, including those who serve less than full-time, in the Clergy Retirement Security Program (CRSP) or its predecessor pension programs and;      WHEREAS, legislative changes at the 2012 Quadrennial General Conference no longer will allow clergy who serve less than 50% time to participate in the CRSP program, and those who serve less ...


April 11, 2014

RS - 113 - UNIT INSURANCE PLAN

Communications Department

(Submitted by the Insurance Committee of the New England Conference Board of Trustees) The Insurance Committee of the New England Conference Board of Trustees moves that: The New England Annual Conference continue in a Unit Insurance Plan to provide comprehensive property, liability, crime and worker’s compensation insurance coverage for all New England Conference local church owned/operated locations, including church sponsored Day Care programs, and for all Conference owned/operated ...


April 11, 2014

RS - 118 - APPORTIONMENT FORMULA

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(Submitted by Council on Finance and Administration)      The 2015 Mission Shares be calculated by multiplying the total amount of the apportioned budget by the APPORTIONMENT FACTOR for each UM church.The APPORTIONMENT FACTOR shall be calculated by:      Averaging the following three amounts: The amount reported on the 2013 Statistical Tables, Lines 51 – 62 less the amount of the cost of “outside groups use of building” reported on the Chart A data gathering form, of the local church divided ...


April 11, 2014

RS - 201 - DESIGNATION OF FUNDS TO PROMOTE THE ACCEPTANCE OF HOMOSEXUALITY

Communications Department

(Submitted by Kevin Nelson, et al)      WHEREAS, ¶ 613.19 of the 2012 Book of Discipline directs the Conference Council on Finance and Administration “To ensure that no annual conference board, agency, committee, commission, or council shall give United Methodist funds to any gay caucus or group, or otherwise use such funds to promote the acceptance of homosexuality…”; and      WHEREAS, the New England Annual Conference (NEAC) believes that the unjust laws and policies of The UMC, exemplified ...


April 11, 2014

RS - 202 - ECCLESIAL DISOBEDIENCE, THE MORAL IMPERATIVE TO BREAK UNJUST CHURCH LAWS, AND CHURCH TRIALS

Communications Department

(Submitted by Kevin Nelson, et al)      WHEREAS, the NEAC recognizes that its members are not of one mind regarding God’s will in relation to relationships between persons of the same gender, and we desire to respect that there are those among us who believe that relationships between persons of the same gender are against the will of God, and we do not wish to force such members to take their own individual actions that violate their conscience; and,      WHEREAS, we ask that reciprocal respect...


April 11, 2014

RS - 203 (Substitute) - AN ACTION OF FAITHFUL STEWARDSHIP

Communications Department

Whereas, the New England Annual Conference has at various times expressed its' disagreement with the United Methodist Discipline on matters of the ordination of gay clergy and marriage of same gender couples;   Be it Resolved; That the Treasurer of the New England Annual Conference shall advise and consult with the Conference Council on Ministries and the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry before paying expenses from Conference funds for trial costs related to these two concerns.    ...


April 11, 2014

RS - 206 - AMENDMENT TO RULES OF ORDER, Article V C

Communications Department

(Submitted by Paul Hudson, Chair of the Committee on Rules) Amend Rules of Order,  Article V C. [page 4, ROO] by addition of underlined items:       C. Agenda. Subject to amendment by the Conference, the Agenda Committee, working in conjunction with the Conference President, shall be responsible for preparing the official agenda for the Annual Conference and for adjusting the agenda during the Annual Conference to make the best use of available time. The Agenda Committee shall be made up of the ...


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