Church Conference and SPRC Meeting will be scheduled by the pastor using SignUpGenius
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Please review the available slots and click on the button to sign up for your Church Conference and SPRC meeting. To schedule your church conference and your SPRC meeting click on the designated slot, once for CC and once for SPRC meeting.
If you are a UM Pastor in a Federated Church please sign up.
You do not need to sign up for a separate SPRC meeting unless you are 1) a UMC pastor serving a federated church or 2) choosing a Church Conference on a Tuesday (elder presiding) or a Sunday.
Please note: 7:00 Church Conferences - SPRC meetings will be at 6:00 pm immediately preceding the 7:00 pm Church Conference with the exception of Tuesdays and 10/25 and26 and 11/11. On these dates an Elder will preside and you will need to sign up for the SPRC Meeting at another date and time.
Please do not click any boxes that have a church name next to the date and time unless you are that church. If your church's name is in the box and this date and time is convenient click the box and sign up. Email the district office (CWDistrict@neumc.org) if you need to change the date, time, or both.
All church conferences and meetings with SPRCs will be virtual unless you scheduled on a Sunday or have made arrangements with the District Superintendent.
If you have not chosen a date and time by August 31 we will assign one for you.
Church Conference and SPRC Meeting Zoom Link:
Megan Stowe is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
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Meeting ID: 967 2198 8612
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The conference has updated many forms in 2021.
Please do not copy any forms you have used in the past. Download the new forms from CW website so that you are using the correct version.
Housing Allowance Exclusion Designation new format (if applicable)
The PARSONAGE INSPECTION REPORT will not be required this year because of COVID-19 concerns related to physical inspections. If your Trustees or pastors have notable issues related to your parsonage (that cannot be resolved by the local church), please provide these concerns to the district office in writing prior to your church SPRC meeting with the DS. Thank you!
Helpful Resources for filling out compensation forms:
Pension Calculation website: benefits (includes the 2022 Calculator; 2022 Pension Calculation Example; 2022 Health Insurance Rate Information). Updates coming soon (2022)
2021 - ALL FORMS ARE DUE TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO YOUR CHURCH CONFERENCE: Because conferences will be scheduled virtually in 2021, it is imperative that we receive your church conference packets with all required forms two weeks prior to your church conference. It is also important that you submit any additional business items that need approval (ministry candidates, etc.) to our office two weeks prior. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Whenever possible, please email forms to the district office: CWDistrict@neumc.org. If you cannot email, please mail forms to Commonwealth West District Office, 411 Merrimack Street, Suite 200, Methuen, MA 01844
These are the church conference forms we will be looking for within your church conference packet:
PRINT THIS - Coming soon
You may send these forms to our office individually, or as part of your church conference packet (one pdf form). Since all church conferences will be held virtually, you will need to be able to share packets with your participants. One electronic version with all forms included may be the easiest way to share with your church people, and is the preference of the district office.
If your paperwork is not in on time, we will assume that you and your congregation are open to a new appointment.
2021 CHURCH CONFERENCE WORSHIP GUIDE AND SCRIPT - The church conference format is one of Holy Conferencing where the business agenda is blended into worshipful work. Please prepare a worship guide for each attendee.
2021 Leader's Worship Guide - .docx format (editing version)
2021 Leader's Worship Guide - .pdf format (recommended for Mac users)
2021 Participant's Worship Guide - .docx format (editing version)
2021 Participant's Worship Guide - .pdf format (recommended for Mac users)
2021 Business Agenda - .pdf (these items correspond with the printable checklists above)
Thank you for all you do to further unfold God's kingdom.