It’s time to begin thinking about legislation for our Annual Conference Session, June 19-22, 2019, including petitions to the 2020 General Conference. Please note the following guidelines:
Recommendations, resolutions and petitions may be brought before the session by councils, boards, commissions, committees or agencies of the Annual Conference; by a local church, through action of its church council, charge/church conference; or by individual lay members of local churches within the Annual Conference or clergy members of the Annual Conference, directly to the Conference Secretary. Items submitted by agencies and local churches shall include the number of members of that body, the number present, the number voting for, against and abstaining, and the date that the action was taken.
Recommendations, resolutions and petitions shall be submitted without “whereas” clauses, but may include an explanatory statement which shall not be subject to action by the session.
Please submit each document as an email attachment (Microsoft Word is the preferred format). Recommendations, resolutions or petitions received will be acknowledged by the Conference Secretary. Those not conforming to the appropriate format will be returned to the sender for reformatting.
Recommendations, resolutions and petitions involving programmatic activity will be submitted to the Core Team for review.
Recommendations, resolutions and petitions shall include the following:
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