The District Superintendent or District Associates will meet with each pastor and SPRC (Staff Parrish Relations Committee) virtually in 2021.
Commonwealth West pastors will schedule their own Church Conference and SPRC Meeting using Sign Up Genius
All Church Conferences and SPRC Meetings (unless other arrangement are made) will be done virtually - via Zoom (see link below).
Please go to the Sign Up Genius to schedule your CC and SPRC Meeting.
Church Conference and SPRC Meeting Zoom Link:
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The conference has updated many forms in 2021.
Please do not copy forms that you have used in the past. Download the new forms from our website (link below) 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 our office: CWDistrict@neumc.org. If you cannot email, please mail forms to Commonwealth 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 - Checklist for CW Forms Required at Church Conferences
PRINT THIS - Guidance for CW Forms Required at Church Conferences
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.
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)