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April 10, 2014

RS - 114 - UNITED METHODIST WOMEN

Communications Department

(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, ...


April 10, 2014

RS - 117 - BUDGET BUILDING DATES - 2016 BUDGET

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(Submitted by Council on Finance & Administration) The following budget building preparation and dates are for the 2016 budget, subject to any change mutually agreed upon by the CF&A and the New England Missions Team.  All 2016 budgets, methods of funding and sources and uses of funds for all divisions, commissions, boards, task forces, committees, agencies and councils will be considered at the same time and place called to discuss and vote upon the total conference budget.  All boards, ...


April 10, 2014

RS - 119 - BUDGET RESOLUTIONS

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(Submitted by Council on Finance and Administration) a)  The Council on Finance and Administration recommends a 2015 Mission Share spending limit of $7,056,363 (actual spending limit) and a 2015 Mission Share apportioned to local churches of $7,966,408 (includes “connectional mission share” for churches unable to pay 100% of apportioned amounts). b)  The Council on Finance and Administration recommends the 2015 conference budget as presented. 


April 10, 2014

RS - 204 (Substitute) - TO AFFIRM GOD'S CALL TO MINISTRY AND MARRIAGE

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As those who oppose, seek to change, and intend to live in disobedience to the United Methodist Disciplinary language that "homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching" as a criteria for ordination and marriage and those policies that emanate from this language, we submit the following for adoption and implementation by the New England Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, Resolved: 1. We strongly urge our Annual Conference Board of Ordained Ministry and our Resident Bishop...


April 10, 2014

RS - 205 (Substitute) - TOWARD PARITY IN APPOINTMENTS

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Based on data from the 2013 New England Annual Conference Journal, there were 215 United Methodist elders in full connection appointed to local churches in New England that year. 49% of those elders were women. Approximately 17% of those elders were persons of color.  33 United Methodist elders in full connection were paid $55,000 or more in base compensation in 2013. Of those elders, only 15% were women, and 12% were persons of color.  Four United Methodist elders in full connection appointed ...


April 10, 2014

RS - 207 - AMENDMENT TO RULES OF ORDER, Article IV[C]

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(Submitted by Paul Hudson, Chair of the Committee on Rules) Amend Rules of Order, Article IV[C], ROO, p.4 by addition of underlined items:   [C].  Resolutions and Reports submitted to NEC  requiring  action by the Annual Conference will be reviewed by the Agenda Committee based  on the following criteria:      1. The Agenda Committee shall, before publication of the pre-Conference Book, review all Resolutions using the following criteria:   a.   Does the Resolution set out the action taken to ...


April 10, 2014

RS - 208 - POLICIES AND PROCEDURES - ARREARAGE POLICY

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(Submitted by David Nicol, Chair of the Commission on Equitable Compensation) (NOTE: After review it is the opinion of the NEC Committee on Rules that the NEAC Arrearage Policy proposed by The Commission on Equitable Compensation be deemed an Attachment, if passed, and be subject to the “sun-setting” provisions of NEC Rule VII D.5.)    1. In the event that the local church treasurer becomes aware that the church will be unable to provide to the pastor full payment of a regularly scheduled ...


April 10, 2014

RS - 209 (Substitute) - AMENDMENTS - POLICIES AND PROCEDURES, HEBREWS 11 FUNDS

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(Submitted by Rick McKinley, Director of Congregational Development in consultation with the Board of Congregational Development) (If approved, this will replace the current Appendix R in the Policies and Procedures Manual) “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1 The New England Conference has been blessed with many deeply committed lay and clergy leaders who have invested their lives in serving God and making disciples of Jesus Christ for ...


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