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April 10, 2014

RS - 102 - RELATING TO RENTAL/HOUSING ALLOWANCES FOR RETIRED OR DISABLED MINISTERS OF THE CONFERENCE

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(Submitted by the Board of Pensions and Health Benefits)      The New England Annual Conference (the “Conference”) adopts the following resolutions relating to the rental/housing allowance for active, retired, or disabled clergypersons of the Conference:      WHEREAS, the religious denomination known as The United Methodist Church (the “Church”), of which this Conference is a part, has in the past functioned and continues to function through ministers of the gospel (within the meaning of the ...


April 10, 2014

RS - 103 - PAST SERVICE FUNDING RATE

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(Submitted by the Board of Pensions and Health Benefits) RESOLVED, the Past Service Funding Rate for 2015 be set at $610 per year of service and 85% as the survivor’s rate.


April 10, 2014

RS - 104 - RETIREE HEALTH BENEFIT CREDIT

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(Submitted by the Board of Pensions and Health Benefits)      RESOLVED, that all participants in the Conference Health Insurance program in 2015 will be given one year of credit toward the retiree health benefit subsidy in retirement.


April 10, 2014

RS - 105 - SPECIAL GRANTS

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(Submitted by the Board of Pensions and Health Benefits)      RESOLVED, that the following Special Grants be continued for 2015 on the same basis as 2014:      a) Evelyn Roberts be given a special grant equivalent to the amount based on her share of the 1967 annuity rate multiplied by the years of service by her husband.      b) Barbara Boyd be given a special grant to cover 30% of her monthly premium for Medicare Companion coverage through United Methodist HealthFlex.  


April 10, 2014

RS - 106 - PASTOR'S/PARTICIPANT'S HEALTH INSURANCE CO-PAY PREMIUM

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(Submitted by Council on Finance and Administration & Conference Board of Pensions and Health Benefits)      The 2015 pastor’s/participant’s health insurance co-pay monthly premium will be $205 per month ($2,460 annually) and the Benefit Stabilization Fund contribution will be $45 per month. Pastors/participants are eligible to receive a $50 per month credit toward their monthly premium if they take the annual Health Quotient assessment by the date designated by the General Board of Pensions and...


April 10, 2014

RS - 108 - PENSION/BENEFIT BILLING RATE CALCULATION

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(Submitted by Council on Finance and Administration & Conference Board of Pensions and Health Benefits)      The 2015 Pension/Benefit rate shall be determined by calculating the total projected 2015 CRSP and CPP premiums billed the Conference by the General Board of Pensions and Health Benefits for active clergy under appointment to local churches, staff, and disabled, an appropriate amount to cover unpaid premiums by local churches, and related administrative costs. Each local church with ...


April 10, 2014

RS - 112 - AFFIRMATION OF PREACHERS' AID SOCIETY

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(Submitted by the Board of Pensions and Health Benefits)      WHEREAS the Preachers’ Aid Society has been in continuous service to United Methodist clergy and their families since 1832; and      WHEREAS the Society’s programs complement the official pension programs of the United Methodist Church immeasurably, through emergency financial assistance, its program of visitation to retired clergy and their families, its development of retiree housing, sponsoring planning seminars, among many other ...


April 10, 2014

RS - 114 - UNITED METHODIST WOMEN

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(Submitted by the UMW)      WHEREAS, The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church 2008, 256.5 states  “United Methodist Women – In every local church there shall be an organized unit of United Methodist Women”; and        WHEREAS, The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church 2008, 56.5 states the purpose of United Methodist Women in Article 3 as  “The organized unit of United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as...


April 10, 2014

RS - 115 - A COVENANT WITH THE HATTIE B. COOPER COMMUNITY CENTER

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(Submitted by the UMW) WHEREAS, the Hattie B. Cooper Community Center (hereinafter, "Cooper"), located at 1891 Washington Street, in Boston, Massachusetts, is the only United Methodist National Mission Institution in the six-state area of the New England Annual Conference; and WHEREAS, Cooper was begun almost 100 years ago by Methodist women in the church; and WHEREAS, Cooper has successfully served children and families in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston during those years; and WHEREAS, ...


April 10, 2014

RS - 116 - MISSION u - A COOPERATIVE SCHOOL OF CHRISTIAN MISSION IN THE NEW ENGLAND CONFERENCE

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(Submitted by Marie MacDougall)      WHEREAS, the National Organization of United Methodist Women of the United Methodist Church works to create annual mission studies focusing on a country or region of the world, a social issue related to our mission, and a spiritual growth study, and       WHEREAS, for thirty plus years the predecessor conference of the New England Conference has held cooperative schools of Christian mission, and      WHEREAS, the 2014 Mission u  will be a cooperative event, ...


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