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April 10, 2014

RS - 117 - BUDGET BUILDING DATES - 2016 BUDGET

Communications Department

(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

Communications Department

(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

Communications Department

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

Communications Department

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]

Communications Department

(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

Communications Department

(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

Communications Department

(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 ...


April 10, 2014

RS - 211 - TO DISCONTINUE THE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, SOUTH PORTLAND, MAINE

Communications Department

(Submitted by James T. McPhee, District Superintendent, Tri-State District)      WHEREAS the First United Methodist Church (originally the “Browns Hill Methodist Episcopal Church”) located in South Portland, Maine, has existed for 210 years with a long and proud history of mission and faithful ministry; and      WHEREAS in their ongoing efforts to be faithful to God and responsible to their obligations they have had a ¼ time pastoral appointment for several years in addition to maintaining their...


March 27, 2014

One Great Hour . . . for Many Great Causes

Erica's Blog

This Sunday, United Methodists around the world will go above and beyond our regular giving to extend the reach still further. 


March 16, 2014

Safe or Unsafe?

Erica's Blog

How do we protect our children, youth, members and staff and create safe spaces for the people of God to grow in their faith and share in ministry and mission?


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